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Top 10 international defence and military events in 2022

Top 10 international defence and military events in 2022

Friday, January 27, 2023, 09:12 (GMT+7)
In 2022, the world continued to witness a volatile panorama with dark and light colours interwoven. Strategic competition among major powers, local conflicts, boundary and territorial disputes, arms races, etc. happened in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic being controlled, yet its aftermaths still affect many countries.

Political and military shifts in the world 2022

Political and military shifts in the world 2022

Monday, December 19, 2022, 09:43 (GMT+7)
In 2022, the world witnessed many major military and political shifts. In which, the most significant development was the Russia – Ukraine conflict. According to Western political analysts and politicians, this war has become a powerful drive pushing the world towards a multipolar order, and according to Russian President Putin, the next decade will be the decade that marks the formation of the multipolar world order. This can be a painful and unstable process that potentially leads to further conflicts, but it is inevitable for a world of peace, stability and cooperation.

Key features of the new U.S defence strategy

Key features of the new U.S defence strategy

Sunday, December 18, 2022, 11:56 (GMT+7)
The fact that the U.S Department of Defence officially announced the 2022 NDS after more than six months of delay showed the importance of this strategy as well as the efforts of President Joe Biden’s administration to send a message of deterrence to adversaries and to reassure its allies and partners about the role of the U.S in ensuring security in the context that it had to face challenges and difficulties, such as the mid-term election, natural disasters, epidemics, the military conflict in Ukraine, tensions in Taiwan Strait and the Korean Peninsula, etc.

Global security seen from the Tenth Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

Global security seen from the Tenth Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

Tuesday, November 22, 2022, 17:42 (GMT+7)
Due to various contradictions and disagreements, this year’s NPT Review Conference still has numerous limitations as it ended without reaching a Joint Statement. However, the NPT remains in force and is the foundation of the international security architecture. For more than 50 years, the NPT has significantly reduced the risk of nuclear proliferation. Therefore, one of the most important tasks in this context is that the five nuclear powers commit themselves not let any conflict between nuclear states happen.

ASEAN in the context of strategic competition among major powers in Southeast Asia

ASEAN in the context of strategic competition among major powers in Southeast Asia

Sunday, September 18, 2022, 06:56 (GMT+7)
The competition for influence among the major powers in Southeast Asia is increasingly fierce and unpredictable. Due to differences in strategic interests and relationship, many factors arise in this competition that impact Southeast Asia’s peace and stability requiring each country to come up with reasonable solutions and policies.

NATO expansion and its repercussions on global security

NATO expansion and its repercussions on global security

Sunday, July 17, 2022, 06:40 (GMT+7)
In the face of NATO’s intention, Moscow assumes that the organisation and the West have treated Russia unfairly as they have not placed Russia in an important position in the European security architecture and people from NATO’s member countries always flaunt hostility toward Russia. Besides, Russia infers that NATO is the factor that instigates the “Colour revolution” in the post-Soviet space to restrain, block Russia in all respects and break the strategic balance between Russia and NATO. Tit-for-tat actions have led to the escalation of tension between the two sides.

Shifts in US defence and security strategies in Asia-Pacific region

Shifts in US defence and security strategies in Asia-Pacific region

Friday, November 19, 2021, 08:38 (GMT+7)
Some great powers’ policy shifts and non-traditional security issues in Asia-Pacific region have made a great impact on security and core interests of many nations, including the US recently. Therefore, Washington has had some shifts in its defence and security strategies in order to maintain its global leadership role

U.S. calculations in North Korean nuclear issue

U.S. calculations in North Korean nuclear issue

Monday, September 20, 2021, 10:00 (GMT+7)
The relationship between Washington and Pyongyang has never been simple as there are considerable suspicion and mistrust between them. Despite a difficult start during Donald Trump’s presidency, the two sides made surprise moves with summits which captured global attention. However, the openness of U.S. leader did not make any further advances in the relationship between the two former foes.

A forecast about the U.S. security and defence policy for the Indo-Pacific region

A forecast about the U.S. security and defence policy for the Indo-Pacific region

Tuesday, March 02, 2021, 07:32 (GMT+7)
When Washington enhanced its strategy to compete with Beijing and gather forces in the region, allies and partners of the U.S. adopted many policies to facilitate America’s strategy. It is clear for us to see that when China pressurised Australia regarding COVID-19, this country clearly expressed its support for the U.S. policy to build a rules-based order and flatly refused to use the 5G technology developed by China

Top ten notable military events of the world in 2019

Top ten notable military events of the world in 2019

Friday, January 03, 2020, 08:34 (GMT+7)
The year 2019 marked the transitional period of the world order from “unipolarity” to “multipolarity,” both creating opportunities and posing challenges for small countries’ defence of independence and self-reliance. The following outstanding military events selected by the National Defence Journal will give us a basic description of the world scene in 2019

A look back at the Victory of Ha Noi – Dien Bien Phu in the air 50 years ago
Victory of “Ha Noi – Dien Bien Phu in the Air” inflicted the heaviest defeat on the U.S. Air Force in the history and became the most glorious symbol of the power of revolutionary heroism and Vietnamese wisdom and creativity in the Ho Chi Minh era. Half a century has passed, but lessons learnt from that illustrious victory remain valid both theoretically and practically and need further applying and leveraging in today’s cause of national building and defence.