This year, Asian military spending is expected to exceed
Europe's military spending for the first time in history.
Moreover, Asian nations are funding the development of
significant new capabilities. China's first aircraft
carrier embarked on its maiden voyage last year; Japan
announced its intention to acquire F-35s; and India tested
a long-range missile capable of striking Beijing,
Meanwhile, the U.S. is implementing a new operational
concept called AirSea Battle. What factors are propelling
this widespread military modernization? What are the
implications for the military balance in Asia? Is Asia in
an arms race? At this AEI event, two expert panels will
examine major trends in Asian military modernization to
assess their impact on power dynamics in the region.
If you cannot attend, we welcome you to watch the event
live on this page. Full video will be posted within 24