Visiting Vietnam’s brigade operating the advanced Russian-made Bastion-P missile system


A recent visit paid by a Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reporter offers glimpses at the life, wholehearted dedication, and rigorous training of members of a brigade that operates the Russian-made Bastion-P missile system in south-central Vietnam.  The Tuoi Tre reporter […]

Vietnam Buys Deadly New Missiles Capable of Hitting China

The Diplomat

Vietnam is in the process of acquiring 50 anti-ship and land attack 3M-14E Klub supersonic cruise missiles for its burgeoning fleet of SSK Kilo-class diesel-electric submarines, Der Spiegel Online reports. According to the article, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) […]


The Future of U.S. Extended Deterrence in Asia to 2025

Robert A. Manning

US extended deterrence in Asia, involving the full spectrum from nuclear to conventional capabilities, faces an array of new challenges. Indeed, a dynamic, volatile, and more complex security landscape in the Asia-Pacific and globally has heightened regional security concerns and […]

India focuses on crucial commercial and strategic sea region

The Times of India

When Modi took over as the Indian PM, several western experts had expressed doubts (usually privately in conferences) about his capabilities to deal with complexities of international relations in the current fast changing security environment in view of his lack […]

India-Vietnam Supersonic Missile Talks in ‘Advanced Stage’

The Diplomat

According to a report in India’s Deccan Herald, citing comments made by a senior Indian diplomat, talks for the sale of the joint Russia-India-developed BrahMos supersonic cruise missile platform to Vietnam are in an “advanced stage.” Vietnam first expressed interest in acquiring in the platform in […]