Europe

Putin orders huge snap military drills in Russia's southwest

Russia's move prompts Ukraine to plan its own military exercises as an insurance against any escalation on its border.

Putin orders huge snap military drills in Russia's southwest

AJ Impact

China to impose sanctions on US arms giant over Taiwan plan

Move to sanction Lockheed Martin comes amid possible deal for Taiwan to buy defensive missile parts from US company.

China to impose sanctions on US arms giant over Taiwan plan

United States

Explosion, fire on US navy ship at base in San Diego: 21 injured

Origin of explosion on Sunday morning unknown, but Navy says all crew accounted for and situation under control.

Explosion, fire on US navy ship at base in San Diego: 21 injured

Counting the Cost

South China Sea: Beijing extends its military and economic reach

China has dramatically increased its defence budget over the past 10 years. Plus, Nigeria prepares to export gas.

Defence

Analysis: The Asia-Pacific arms race has taken an ominous turn

As China increases its military might and trust in US alliances erode, Australia and Japan are going on the offensive.

Analysis: The Asia-Pacific arms race has taken an ominous turn

Opinion

In India, merely saying 'Black Lives Matter' is not enough

Indians who claim to support the BLM movement in the US should also take action to counter militarism at home.

Shreshtha Das

by Shreshtha Das
- Arshi Showkat

Shreshtha Das

United Kingdom

UK to resume Saudi arms exports despite Yemen war concerns

Campaigners against the arms trade slammed the 'morally indefensible' decision to resume weapon sales to the kingdom.

UK to resume Saudi arms exports despite Yemen war concerns

United States

US Democrats, rights groups warn against West Bank annexation

Ocasio-Cortez, Jewish students urge Trump administration to withhold US military aid if Israel annexes the West Bank.

US Democrats, rights groups warn against West Bank annexation

Opinion

Why is Pakistan spending so much money on defence amid COVID-19?

The government seems more interested in keeping the military content than providing support for struggling citizens.

Ayesha Siddiqa

by Ayesha Siddiqa

Ayesha Siddiqa

Australia

Australia prepares massive defence boost in 'dangerous' world

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says additional spending will include long-range missiles risking China response.

Australia prepares massive defence boost in 'dangerous' world

Taiwan

Taiwan boosts domestic defence with flight of new jet trainer

President Tsai Ing-wen has made a priority of Taiwan's defence industry as China increases pressure on the island.

Taiwan boosts domestic defence with flight of new jet trainer

United States

Coronavirus: US Navy upholds firing of Captain Brett Cozier

Cozier drew attention after calling for a faster coronavirus response on board the sidelined USS Theodore Roosevelt.

Coronavirus: US Navy upholds firing of Captain Brett Cozier

China

Project Force: What is behind China's naval ambitions?

Why China's rapid military expansion has its neighbours worried.

Europe

Ukraine receives US military aid worth more than $60m

The deliveries include 'radios, ammunition, and Javelin anti-tank missiles', according to the US embassy in Kyiv.

Ukraine receives US military aid worth more than $60m

AJ Impact

Trump admin plans to reclassify armed US drones to boost sales

Policy change would sidestep missile pact, lowering the bar to greenlight sales of armed US-made drones.

Trump admin plans to reclassify armed US drones to boost sales