Tag: defence

Malaysia’s inaugural Defence White Paper tabled in Parliament

The Malaysian Defence Ministry tabled its inaugural Defence White Paper to Parliament today, saying it is set to strengthen the country's defence through more comprehensive means. The document contains plans that will be implemented in the next 10 years. It replaces the National Defence Policy...

Merkel defends ‘bulwark’ NATO after Macron critic

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday put up a spirited defence of NATO after French President Emmanuel Macron's criticism, saying Germany has a bigger interest today in ensuring the bloc stays together than even during the Cold War. Days before leaders of the transatlantic alliance are...

US power waning in Pacific, warns top Australian think tank

by Andrew BEATTY The United States no longer has military primacy in the Pacific and could struggle to defend allies against China, a top Australian think tank has warned. A hard-hitting report from the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney released on Monday...