Dmitry Gorenburg writes, "One more set of slides today, this one from a speech by Vice Admiral Igor Kostyukov, the first deputy chief of the Main Directorate of the Russian General Staff, on the topic of security in the Asia-Pacific region."
Russian Military Reform: "MCIS Presentation on Asia-Pacific Security Problems"
Dmitry Gorenburg says, "The main problem with the ship is that it has a very problematic propulsion system."
Business Insider: "Russia Is Desperately Trying to Save Its Only Aircraft Carrier — That's Outdated and Plagued With Problems"
Michael McDevitt says, "China is pursuing a 'places, not bases,' strategy."
Foreign Policy: "One Belt, One Road, One Happy Chinese Navy"
Ken Gause says North Korean Foreign Minster Ri Su Yong is, "Someone who can facilitate information, money, goods into and out of the regime."
OZY.com: "Life Beyond Kim: Meet the Dictator's Most Trusted Adviser"
Michael Kofman says, "The Russian armed forces are rethinking the role of the IFV [infantry fighting vehicles] on the battlefield, and looking at options for armored vehicles to support armor advances."
The National Interest: "Russia Just Built a 'Terminator' (And It Could Go to War in Syria)"
Dmitry Gorenburg writes, "Syria's ability to make and use chemical weapons was largely unaffected, because what they are using now is chlorine gas, rather than the sarin that was made in its chemical weapons program prior to 2013."
Russian Military Reform: "Quick Thoughts on Syria Strike"
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Samuel Bendett says, "Russians have publicly stated that they like the fact that NATO military assets have been in and around the Baltic Sea conducting their operations, giving Russians the ability to collect data on sensors, on communications and all kinds of electronic signatures."
Defense One: "Genius Machines: The Next Decade of Artificial Intelligence" [Panel begins at 2:10:30]
Nilanthi Samaranayake says, “Smaller Indian Ocean countries are getting sucked into a discourse about strategic competition. We’re increasingly seeing the politicization of infrastructure, especially in maritime domain.”
American Center New Delhi: Panel Discussion on Maritime Security in the Indo-Pacific
CNA analysts Nilanthi Samaranayake and Mary Ellen Connell discussed France's strategic interests in the Indian Ocean region with Dr. Iskander Rehman of the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy.
On October 11, David Sanger moderated a discussion with experts Ken Gause and David Finkelstein on North Korea's 'strategic calculus' and what’s at stake with DPRK-China relations. Register.