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February 13, 2024   On January 14, a Russian A-50 airborne early warning and control aircraft was shot down by a Ukrainian anti-aircraft missile over the Sea of Azov, southeast of Ukraine. Although ...

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December 11, 2023   It is said that logistics determine the outcome of war. It is also said that there is no victory without air supremacy. Ukraine’s counteroffensive since June has failed to achiev...

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September 11, 2023   Japan’s National Security Strategy, approved by the cabinet in December last year, can be regarded as an excellent one because it emphasizes the perspective of securing national...

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April 17, 2023   French President Emanuel Macron visited China in early April to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping. On his way back home, he indicated his view that Europe should be neutral to the T...

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December 5, 2022   On November 25, the National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS), a think tank for the Ministry of Defense, published “China Security Report 2023.” On November 29, the U.S. Depar...

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October 11, 2022   On October 4, North Korea fired a “new-type ground-to-ground intermediate-range ballistic missile” (state-run Korean Central News Agency) that flew above the Japanese archipelago ...

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September 20, 2022   At a Japan-U.S. summit in May, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida vowed to fundamentally reinforce Japan’s defense capabilities, increase defense spending needed to effect it and exam...

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August 8, 2022   U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan led tensions to rapidly grow in the Taiwan Strait. On July 28, Chinese President Xi Jinping in a call with U.S. President Joe Bi...

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June 27, 2022   A war of words between Japanese political parties is going on in campaigns for the July 10 House of Councilors election. Most parties except the Japanese Communist Party and the Soci...

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