... Treaty and Tokyo’s own Three Non-Nuclear Principles notwithstanding—the country should think about enhancing its security, while refraining from seeing nuclear weapons as a no-go. Abe concluded that the Japanese government has repeatedly highlighted China’s growing military activity, as well as North Korea’s nuclear missile programme, to stress that the only feasible way to contain these threats could be through a joint nuclear mission (
) with the United States.
Within NATO, ...
The USMC should become a streamlined tool for containing China's growing power
The United States Marine Corps (USMC) has launched a radical reform that fully and completely reflects the changes in U.S. geopolitical priorities. The Marines are busy getting rid of all their tanks, planning to stock up on medium-range ...
... allies' position in the region.
Russia’s Position on the US–Iran Confrontation. Watching from the Sidelines
Naturally, Iran needs international political and arms support to achieve these goals and thwart US efforts to extend the arms embargo. Russia and China are two powers that Iran is counting on, and it will not be easy for the US to take on these two countries together with Iran. Meanwhile, for various reasons, Russia can be more helpful for Iran than any other country.
Firstly, politically, Russia,...
... of agreements in terms of the military have been signed, yet the military cooperation agreement of December 10, 2014 remains merely a drafted project.
The Russian government’s response in case of a second Korean war is unclear.
: today, China is North Korea’s most certain ally. 4 Chinese armies (3 combined-arms armies and 1 tank army) totaling about 250,000 soldiers are deployed in the border region ready to come to North Korea’s aid. Beijing is not at all happy at the prospect of finding at its borders a powerful united Korea and THAAD systems capable ...
... working together in this sphere since the early 1990s, when Bolivia purchases anti-aircraft guns, howitzers, MANPADS and AT assault weapons [
Given the current state of the local economies, the Latin American region cannot replace the traditional arms markets of Russia and China.
Cooperation between the two countries has stepped up over the past five years. Bolivia makes extensive use of Chinese aviation equipment. The Bolivian Air Force has six Hongdu K-8 jet trainer aircraft, which were delivered by the Chinese side ...
Russia and China in the Brazilian Arms Market
In recent years, Latin American countries have drastically altered their military doctrines, most of them now willing to significantly diversify their military hardware suppliers and drop their absolute dependence on the United States and ...
At the same time, Russia’s current potential to build up economic ties is significantly inferior to that of China. However, Russia still enjoys the advantage of the technological backlog made by the Soviet Union. This allowed us to outpace China in the arms market of Venezuela. At the same time the overall level of economic relations allows China to systematically build up its military-technical cooperation, forming an integrated approach to technological cooperation with an eye to the future. To meet ...
... budget of the PRC will grow by 10.1% , a relatively modest growth by the standards of the past ten years: for example, in 2007 it increased by 17.8% and in 2008 by 17.6%. The slowest growth of the military budget in recent years was in 2010, a mere 7.5%. China’s military budget rate of growth hit double digits in the second half of the 1990s. It rose in nominal dollar terms from $30 billion in 2000 to nearly $120 billion in 2010. In real terms the official military budget has been growing roughly ...
, for example, instead of rebuffing allegations that space weapons have been tested, enthusiastically states that China is growing into a space power.
Consequences for Asia-Pacific
Public and Private Space: Russian Competitive
... ... premeditated or accidental destruction of their vehicles, damage from falling rockets or missiles, and the risk of being drawn into an arms race, as grounds emerge for others to take the same line. In 2012, the need for anti-satellite space weapons and military ...
... Another weak spot is dependence on the import, mainly from Russia, of basic components for advanced weapons systems, such as engines, target seekers, etc.
The growing Chinese defense industry potential can also be felt via the expanding geography of its arms exports. In recent years, China has become a
major weapons vendor
, with most sales going to countries whose choice of partner for military-technical cooperation is restricted (over 50 percent to Pakistan). At the same time, certain Chinese systems, for instance PLZ-45 155-mm ...