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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…

Australia considering joint patrols with Indonesia in the contested South China Sea.

Australia considering joint patrols with Indonesia in the contested South China Sea.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has confirmed Australia is considering joint patrols with Indonesia in the contested South China Sea. Indonesian Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu raised the possibility of joint patrols…

Vietnam to patrol South China Sea

Vietnam to patrol South China Sea

For many years, Vietnam has been steadily accumulating new military capabilities to reinvigorate its antiquated Cold War arsenal, sourcing from mostly Russia but increasingly from other suppliers too. However, military…

Japan’s Cybercrime Underground Reports increased 40% in one year.

Japan’s Cybercrime Underground Reports increased 40% in one year.

According to DARKREADING “Japan’s cybercrime operations mainly target Japanese citizens. But their interest in banking malware, ransomware and DDoS tools would indicate their targets could go global”,  Kelly Jackson Higgins…

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…

China strategy to defend its oil and gas imports

China strategy to defend its oil and gas imports

Due to its reliance on energy imports,  Beijing is in a potentially uncomfortably position, as a map in the Pentagon report demonstrates. Oil and gas imports are a life-and-death matter…

France to Asia-Pacific Region: Brittany & Finistere Cluster in Defense tops French cybersecurity industry.

France to Asia-Pacific Region: Brittany & Finistere Cluster in Defense tops French cybersecurity industry.

by Alejandro Ronard Alem.- The first images that future tourists discovers  while planning  their first trip to France are the Eiffel Tower, Palace of Versailles, the Louvre, the Castles of…

Japan, France and Germany to build submarines in Adelaide, South Australia, in a $ 50 billion project.

Japan, France and  Germany to build submarines in Adelaide, South Australia, in a $ 50 billion project.

JAPAN could build 12 submarines in Adelaide, its former naval chief has revealed, which means all three potential partners are able to carry out the $50 billion project here. France…

Taiwan excluded from countless security organizations.

Taiwan excluded from countless security organizations.

The complicated question of Taiwan’s sovereignty has led to its exclusion from countless international security organizations. This has left a critical hole not only in the security of Taiwan’s 23…

Pacific Ocean: Japan Naval Strategy vs. PRC China.

Pacific Ocean: Japan Naval Strategy vs. PRC China.

According to the Institute of International Strategic Studies, China’s share of regional military expenditure rose from 28 percent in 2010 to 38 percent in 2014 totaling $129.4 billion.  In contrast, in Japan,…

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