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Militarization of the South China Sea

Militarization of the South China Sea

Last week, a Chinese naval vessel which had been shadowing the USNS Bowditch, a U.S. Navy oceanographic ship, scooped up one of the ship’s unmanned underwater survey drones about 80…

CSCAP: ASIA PACIFIC SECURITY OUTLOOK for 2016

CSCAP:  ASIA PACIFIC SECURITY OUTLOOK for 2016

Short news by Victor Bjorgan Barrios .- Established in 1993, the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP) is the premier Track Two organization in the Asia Pacific…

U.S. – China dispute: Southeast Asian nations reluctant to choose between the two countries

U.S. – China dispute: Southeast Asian nations reluctant to choose between the two countries

Most Southeast Asian countries with stakes in the South China Sea will take a cautious stand on the latest Sino-US confrontation, even though they may be happy to see a…

China focusing on Trans Pacific Partnership.

China focusing on Trans Pacific Partnership.

Given that the TransPacificPartnership TPP aims to challenge Beijing’s OBOR efforts (China’s own “One Belt, One Road” regional economic initiative), pro-Beijing interests can be expected to leverage espionage (specially cyber…

While militarism is growing in PRC, Kissinger suggest U.S. to kick the can forward until next generation.

While militarism is growing in PRC, Kissinger suggest U.S. to kick the can forward until next generation.

For now, with China demonstrating the capacity and the will to advance its incremental assertiveness approach in the South China Sea, and with Beijing seeing the very notion of U.S.…

Asia Pacific Region needs more cooperation in Security

Asia Pacific Region needs more cooperation in Security

Munich.- In his speech at the 2015 Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, on past Friday February 6th, Singapore Minister for Defence Ng Eng Hen said the Asia-Pacfic region needs…

Asia Pacific Maritime Region with increased sea military power.

Asia  Pacific Maritime Region with increased sea military power.

The Asia Pacific maritime Region has seen during the first decade of this century a rise in naval budgets and an overall improvement  of regional capabilities.  In order to safeguard…

China and India, the two most rapidly developing navies in the Pacific.

China and India, the two most rapidly developing navies in the Pacific.

Ninety percent of the world’s trade flows by sea and the majority of that through narrow, vulnerable straits such as Malacca, Singapore and Taiwan. This has forced the Asia-Pacific region…

Asia Pacific cyber security insurance market is booming.

Asia Pacific cyber security insurance market is booming.

  Interest from Asia Pacific companies in cyber insurance is growing in the whole region. The reason behind this booming business are the constant cases and reports of security breaches.…

U.S. Admiral warns of Territorial Disputes Escalating to Conflict in South China Sea.

U.S. Admiral warns of Territorial Disputes Escalating to Conflict in South China Sea.

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2013 – Amid reports of an incident between China and Japan near the Senkaku Islands, the top U.S. commander in the Asia-Pacific reiterated the need to resolve…