Watch Out America: China Is Now Flying Russian Su-35s in Asia

Not good news.

by TNI Staff | The National Interest

Key point: China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force is seeing an increase in its combat capabilities due to the Su-35.

The Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E has entered service with the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) according to the Chinese Ministry of Defense.… Read more

How to Sink a ‘Battleship’: Why Sea Mines Can Sink Any Navy in a War

A cheap way to deny an enemy access to vital seas.

by TNI Staff | The National Interest

Key Point: Although deadly, innovative drones might reduce their effectiveness.

Though often overshadowed by anti-ship cruise and ballistic missiles, sea-mines are amongst the oldest, cheapest and most dangerous anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) threats faced by the United States Navy.… Read more

China and the U.S Are Fighting a Major Battle Over Killer Robots and the Future of AI


BEIJING, CHINA – SEPTEMBER 03: Chinese soldiers march past Tiananmen Square before a military parade on September 3, 2015 in Beijing, China. China is marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and its role in defeating Japan with a new national holiday and a military parade in Beijing.
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Is Another Nation Going to Buy the S-400 from Russia?

Is Serbia next?

by Charlie Gao | The National Interest

In September 2019, Russia and Serbia held their first joint air-defense exercise, Slavic Shield. In this exercise, Serbian air-defense troops learned how to use the S-400 air defense system, practicing its employment against a variety of targets, both simulated and real.… Read more

Is the Philippines Becoming Russia’s Newest Ally?

What happens to the U.S. alliance?

by Michael Peck | The National Interest

Why is the Philippines suddenly interested in buying Russian aircraft?

Not warplanes, but civilian planes for commercial purposes. Yet it suggests that Manila is eyeing a closer relationship with Moscow.… Read more

Enough Nuclear: All of the Reasons the U.S. Navy Needs Diesel Submarines

They’re cheap, defensible, and punch above their weight in the right setting—what’s not to love?

by James Holmes | The National Interest

For the past five years or so these pixels have been arguing—nay, clamoring—for the U.S. Navy to build or buy a contingent of diesel attack submarines (SSKs) to fill out its undersea inventory.… Read more

Alfa: Russia’s ‘Race Car’ Submarines Were Faster and Could Out-dive Anything

But were easy to kill for one simple reason: they were noisy. 

by David Axe | The National Interest

In 1969, the Soviet navy shocked the U.S. and NATO militaries with a new and incredibly capable submarine—one that could swim faster and dive deeper than could anything else under the sea.… Read more