Intelligence Briefings

Indo-Pacific International Security Challenges

In this podcast episode Harry Kemsley OBE, President of the Government and National Security at Janes joins Air Marshall (ret'd) Sean Corbett CB, RAF and Air Cdre (ret'd) Rick Keir, RAAF to discuss the key challenges to international security in the Indo-Pacific region.

China’s Cyber Capabilities

In the latest episode of the Janes podcast we speak to Rob Dartnall, Director of Intelligence and CEO at Security Alliance, about the cyber aspects of China's 14th Five Year Plan (2021–2025) as well as discussing global cyber threat intelligence insights.

Asia-Pacific 2022: An evolving security landscape

The Asia-Pacific is facing intensifying security challenges in light of North Korean military modernisation, Chinese assertiveness, and concerns about the repercussions of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. These security issues are, in turn, prompting new and strengthened alliances across the region as well as new trends in defence trade and military co-operation.

China’s Growing Influence in Africa

Since the turn of the century China has exponentially increased its involvement and influence in the continent. This episode takes a deep dive into China's impact on military procurement, training and exercises, investments in critical infrastructure and the geo-strategic implications of China's growing influence in African countries.

China’s Defence Budget 2022

China's defence budget for 2022 was announced on 5 March. According to Beijing, the new budget is geared towards supporting development in key areas of capability in line with strategic targets. This episode assesses the rationale behind China's rising military budget and some of its key modernisation objectives, especially in the maritime domain.

China increases its presence and influence in the southwest Pacific

China's increasing presence in the southwest Pacific is motivated by Beijing's will to isolate Taiwan and gain international support, the need to expand trade and obtain natural resources, and the concern to keep crucial sea lines of communication open.

Case Study – Integrating Janes Intara into Naval systems

In the latest episode of the Janes podcast we speak to Rob Dartnall, Director of Intelligence and CEO at Security Alliance, about the cyber aspects of China's 14th Five Year Plan (2021–2025) as well as discussing global cyber threat intelligence insights.

 Insight and News 

South Korea to establish ‘strategic command' to respond to Pyongyang

South Korea's Ministry of National Defense (MND) is planning to establish a new command unit to co-ordinate deployment of some of the country's critical military assets. The move is part of the new administration's effort to bolster capability against North Korea.

Taiwan outlines land systems priorities

Taiwan has included funding for several high-profile land systems in its defence budget for 2023.

Update: India sanctions Tejas Mk 2 fighter project

The Indian government has officially approved the Tejas Mk 2 fighter aircraft. The project has been sanctioned with INR66.17 billion (USD827 million) in funding.

China’s corporate acquisition strategy

Chinese acquisitions of foreign firms that develop strategic technologies are on the decline, Janes data shows. Despite this, Beijing's strategy to support military gains through corporate takeovers remains a key part of its modernisation programme, Jon Grevatt reports.

Update: South Korea approves funding for third batch of K2 MBTs

South Korea's Ministry of National Defense (MND) has allocated funding for a third batch of Hyundai Rotem K2 main battle tanks (MBTs).

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