- End of Operation Barkhane reflects France's adjusted Africa strategy
- With the rising anti-France sentiments in local areas, and the anti-terror dilemma, Paris has successively withdrawn military forces from the region this year. However, instead of representing a thorough wash-hands of the matter, the move is more a "tactical adjustment" than a "strategic withdrawal".
- Canada curries Washington's favor with anti-China 'Indo-Pacific' strategy
- Canada launched its long-anticipated "Indo-Pacific" strategy on Sunday, outlining 2.3 billion Canadian dollars ($1.7 billion) in spending to boost military and cyber security in the region and vowed to deal with a "disruptive" China, while working with it on climate change and trade issues.
- US, Philippines each take what they need from defense cooperation
- The US will invest $66.5 million to help the Philippines upgrade and transform three military bases and the construction of the project will start in 2023 according to the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) between the US and the Philippines, said the Department of National Defense of the Philippines recently.
- NATO's wish to keep increasing military spending hard to come true
- Now may be a good time for NATO members to increase their defense budget, but they still face the problem of sustainability. Increasing defense expenditure is a major issue that requires group consultation, and it has proved very difficult within NATO for a long time in the past.
- Taiwan question a touchstone to test credibility of Washington's commitments
- In both the meeting on November 14 between heads of state of China and the US on the side lines of the G20 summit and the talks between the two countries' defense chiefs on Tuesday, China made clear its red line on the Taiwan question. And the US side repeated its commitments. If the White House wants to make its "rules-based order" narrative look credible, the Taiwan question is the touchstone.
- Expert: Exercise Keen Sword reveals America's extreme anxiety
- The largest-scale annual exercise Keen Sword between the US military and Japan Self-defense Forces (JSDF) has just wrapped up. Starting from November 10, the two sides have in total dispatched 36,000 troops and about 30 ships and 370 aircraft to participate in the exercise, held at a number of bases of America's Japan-stationed troops and JSDF as well as in the waters and airspace around Japan.
- US hegemonistic actions come under fire
- Because of America's recent measures of pushing its "America first" policy in total disregard of its allies' interests, some of its allies have stopped blindly following the Big Brother, even gone so far as to publicly stand against it, while many other countries pronouncedly condemn US hegemonism and piratical actions.
- US-Philippines defense cooperation intensified?
- America's plan to build five new military sites in the country is a sign of the warming-up of bilateral military ties, which, though likely to encounter obstacles in implementation, will nevertheless further deepen the alliance and make a major difference in the regional security situation.
- NATO drill with five aircraft carriers displays hypocrisy rather than unity in the alliance
- "NATO navies are holding maneuvers in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea throughout November, bringing together five aircraft carriers, numerous warships and thousands of sailors," the NATO official website reported on Friday. Although the scale sounds intimidating, the drill, with "five of the most powerful warships in the alliance," is filled with participants' different calculations.
- Deepened US-UK-Australia military cooperation questioned
- Despite the universal criticism of the US, the UK and Australia's consistently intensified cooperation through the AUKUS alliance, the three countries have recently held another joint exercise to try their new tactics and new equipment and improve weapon and equipment interoperability by signing a weapon purchase agreement.
- In-depth report on US unilateral sanctions in cyberspace
- The abuse of unilateral sanctions in cyberspace is but a tip of the iceberg where the US manipulates cyber hegemony. For a long time, as a "hacker empire" and "big secret stealer" widely recognized, the US, relying on its absolute advantage in the Internet field, has implemented indiscriminate network control and secret stealing around the world to seek political, military, diplomatic and commercial interests.
- Pushing China-US relations back to track of healthy, stable development
- It is expected that the China-US summit will turn out to be a new starting point for controlling and stabilizing the bilateral relations, while the two sides maintain dialogue and communications to manage conflicts and differences, promote exchanges and cooperation, add positive energy to and install safety valves for the relationship, and inject stability and certainty into a volatile and changing world in accordance with the priorities set by the two heads of state.
- US big defense and Australia's nuclear crossroads
- In late October, Australia dropped its opposition to a landmark treaty banning nuclear weapons in a vote at the United Nations. The shift in its voting position to "abstain" after five years of "no" is significant. The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) prohibits the development, testing, stockpiling, use and threats regarding the use of nuclear weapons. The change comes as the US is planning to deploy nuclear-capable B-52 bombers to the country, where the weapons will be positioned close enough to strike China.