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Military action against North Korea ‘on the table’, says US

Military action against North Korea ‘on the table’, says US

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declared an end to the Barack Obama administration’s policy of strategic patience in dealing with North Korea, vowing to explore all options including harsher sanctions and military action. The U.S. top diplomat also stressed the importance of China’s role in forcing Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile […]

China’s THAAD strategy

China’s THAAD strategy

Lee Seong-hyon / The Korea Times South Korea should buckle up for a long, arduous ride against China’s tidy incremental economic pressure to backpedal on THAAD. China will continue to ratchet up its “economic card” as the primary means to inject pain into South Korea’s economic bloodstream because it proved very effective in making other […]

Russia’s S-400 in Turkey not to be integrated into NATO system

Russia’s S-400 in Turkey not to be integrated into NATO system

S-400 missile system that Ankara plans to buy from Russia will not be integrated into NATO missile defense system, the Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık said. “The Russian S-400 system will not be integrated into NATO missile defense system,” Sputnik cited Işık as saying. On Wednesday, Turkish Defense Minister said that Ankara and Moscow made […]

Female sailors on escort mission in Gulf of Aden

Female sailors on escort mission in Gulf of Aden

By Xing Xue, Li Youtao, Zhang Dongjie from People’s Daily When women around the world celebrated the International Women’s Day on Wednesday, 16 female soldiers of a Chinese navy fleet on an escort mission in the Gulf of Aden spent a special yet regular day by guarding the safety of Chinese and foreign merchant ships. […]

Magazine N, March 2017

Magazine N, March 2017

Iran’s defense budget increases by 86%

Iran’s defense budget increases by 86%

Iran has boosted its defense budget by 86% in the past four years, the Iranian Government Spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht said. “Our budget in the defense and security field has increased 86% in the past 4 years,” he said. According to him, the budget for the upcoming Iranian fiscal year (to start March 21) is […]

Japan’s military exports to ASEAN hint at new proactive strategy

Japan’s military exports to ASEAN hint at new proactive strategy

Japan’s offer to give used military trucks to ASEAN countries indicates its plan to expand arms exports past the levels that have been in place for nearly 70 years, Chinese experts warned. This could lead to unpredictable turbulence and regional animosity. Japanese newspaper Nikkei Asian Review reported on Feb. 19 that the country may donate […]

Russian army will receive 5th-generation T-50 fighter jets in 2018

Russian army will receive 5th-generation T-50 fighter jets in 2018

The deliveries of the fifth-generation T-50 (PAK FA) fighter jet to the Russian Armed Forces may start after 2018, Deputy Defense Minister of Russia Yuri Borisov said on Thursday. “Most likely, this will be already the next state armament program, i.e. 2018-2025,” he said in response to a question about the possible timeframe of delivering […]

“New Asia, New Dynamics” motto of the Magazine N

“New Asia, New Dynamics” motto of the Magazine N

This year, The AsiaN’s Magazine N embarks on the New Year with the phrase, “New Asia, New Dynamics” and truly, it is the start of a whole new platform upon which Magazine N aspires to convey the ideas of reporters and columnists around Asia. Not only has there been shifts in the format of the […]

Magazine N, February 2017

Magazine N, February 2017
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