William Hobart is an intern in the Lowy Institute's International Security Program.
- Rationalist explanations for war in the East China Sea.
- India’s expertise at maintaining the Russian-made Su-27 and Su-30 ‘Flanker’ jets is not only providing revenue, it’s deepening military ties with the region.
- A joint publication between Indian and Pakistani writers on the need for missile confidence-building measures in South Asia.
- James Holmes weighs in on the debate between Bryan McGrath and Thomas Ricks over the future of the aircraft carrier in the US Navy. Meanwhile, Commander Elton C Parker III asserts that carriers will be around forever.
- Chinese state media outlet Global Times releases an op-ed on the need for good communication at sea, following the near collision between the USS Cowpens and a Chinese PLAN vessel, claiming 'China should speed up empowering itself. Only when the US feels China is a well-matched adversary, will it deal with China in a reasonable way.'
- War is Boring lists five Chinese PLAN ships/platforms worth knowing about, other than the much talked about Lioaning aircraft carrier and new ballistic missile submarines.
- Following the release of Japan’s first National Security Strategy, Lowy Institute Nonresident Fellow Mike Green unbundles Abe’s grand strategy in a new Lowy Institute Analysis, Japan is Back.
The Lowy Institute International Security Program's work on Indo-Pacific security is supported by two grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.