Australia strengthens academic-security links with Indo-Pacific allies
The Australian defence ministry has asked a trilateral group of experts to look into harmonising AI capacities and norms between Australia, Japan and the US as part of a strategy to bolster security ties in the Indo-Pacific.
ISRAEL/IRAN - Mossad satisfied by latest operation against Iran
FRANCE - National Assembly studies defence group financing
FRANCE - Intelligence veteran Rondot gets a biography
RUSSIA - Mobilisation and conscription continue to split the elites
JAPAN/VATICAN - Nippon Foundation president meets Pope Francis
RUSSIA - Nikolai Patrushev's inner circle remodelled
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What China hopes to achieve through its massive new business offensive in Europe and Japan Free
Around 1,000 business delegations are set to travel through Europe and Japan in the months to come to look for investment and acquisition opportunities. The operation, which has several different objectives, has been set in motion after intensive study by Chinese Communist Party's main organ of influence.
Japan counts on Sasakawa Foundation to secure its place in US and European plans
Japan's foreign ministry is sponsoring researchers from the Sasakawa Peace Foundation to help redefine the country's vision of the Indo-Pacific region and, with the help of Japanese embassies abroad, spread the word in international colloquiums.
Former Japanese army general Kazuo Tokito joins NCD, the firm bridging UK and Japanese cyber
Japanese consulting firm Nihon Cyber Defence, initially focused on importing the British cyber model to Japan, has recently poached a former Japanese army major general, Kazuo Tokito. The firm however, is more accustomed to operating outside the British and Japanese borders.
Australia seeks greater influence in Quad alliance
La Trobe University in Melbourne is preparing its first edition of Quadmin: Emerging Leaders Dialogue, demonstrating Australia's desire to be more influential in decisions made by the US-created Indo-Pacific alliance...even though their initiatives continue to be financed by the US state department.
Prospect of NATO presence in Indo-Pacific region creates havoc in the Quad
Japan and South Korea believe that a NATO presence in the East would help counterbalance the influence of China and strengthen the credibility of the US's commitments in the region. India is against the idea, however, fearing that it could escalate the risk of military conflict.
Audere ups its game with new Asia-focused consultants
Oliver Blackmore earlier this year completed taking over Audere International, a corporate intelligence firm founded by his father Charles Blackmore. He is now stepping up recruitment of consultants internationally, particularly in Asia, to strengthen his company's presence there.
Fresh debate over remains of former Soviet spy reignites Kuril Islands dispute
The shadow of the unresolved conflict between Tokyo and Moscow over four islands in the Pacific has become a recurring theme in Russian-Japanese relations. This has led to a series of extremely high-profile public relations exercises by Moscow, which Washington is gradually becoming embroiled in.
Former UK cyber security chief Ciaran Martin to help Britain break into Japanese market
Ciaran Martin, the former head of Britain's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) who already works for numerous British cyber security companies, is now to offer his services to a cyber security company working for the Japanese government.