Hamid Karzai is coming to Washington. It's time to take up his offer to negotiate an end to the war.
The recent military budget increases in East Asia are motivated by various factors -- flash point-driven, hedging strategy-driven, or governance-driven -- but they do necessarily trigger an arms race in the region.
Beijing is rapidly expanding its influence in the Middle East. Will Washington do anything more than watch?
In recent times, the Japanese business community has also demanded an amendment to Article 9 of the constitution for the promotion of military-civil integrated space development and an end to the ban on arms exports.
How much of an impact has North Korea's nuclear program had on the military spending of other major Northeast Asian states?