July 20, 2024

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Albert Lee

Albert Lee

Albert is a Kuala Lumpur-based Malaysian freelance defense journalist. His main area of interest is military aviation, particularly in the Indo-Pacific region.

Analysis

South Korean arms deals at risk as Poland struggles to secure funding

“Polonization” of equipment in jeopardy as new government inherits unclear financing for multibillion-dollar contracts

Albert LeeAlbert LeeMay 20, 2024
Analysis

Seoul’s ‘K-Defense’ push in the Philippines faces political, strategic hurdles

South Korea aims to bolster military cooperation with Manila, but election results and China’s actions loom large

Albert LeeAlbert LeeApril 16, 2024
Analysis

Brazilian aircraft procurement sparks industry concerns in South Korea

Decision to acquire Brazilian transport aircraft serves immediate defense needs but impacts domestic aerospace industry

Albert LeeAlbert LeeJanuary 16, 2024
Analysis

Why South Korea’s export plans for its advanced fighter jet faces challenges

As Seoul tackles partnership issues, the KF-21 jet becomes a critical element of its defense strategy

Albert LeeAlbert LeeNovember 28, 2023
Analysis

Hanwha’s submarine bid: South Korea’s stakes amid Chinese maritime threats

Seoul’s advanced naval tech pitch confronts geopolitical and strategic challenges in the Philippines

Albert LeeAlbert LeeNovember 1, 2023
Analysis

FTA signing: South Korea and Philippines at a crossroads

Amid celebration, the agreement signals upcoming tests in implementation and diplomacy

Albert LeeAlbert LeeOctober 12, 2023
Analysis

Why South Korea’s insular geopolitical outlook puts its ASEAN outreach at risk

There are many benefits to expanding economic collaboration with Southeast Asia but only if Seoul can sustain it

Albert LeeAlbert LeeSeptember 19, 2023
Analysis

How the Camp David summit underscores South Korea’s stance on South China Sea

South Korea takes firmer stance on maritime claims, departing from past ambiguity, possibly inviting Chinese retaliation

Albert LeeAlbert LeeAugust 24, 2023
Analysis

Successful Redback delivery poses risk and reward for Korea’s defense industry

The Redback was explicitly designed for the international market, meaning there are no domestic units ready for delivery

Albert LeeAlbert LeeJuly 31, 2023
Analysis

How South Korea uses arms sales to foster strategic relations with ASEAN

Seoul’s strategy highlights a shift from mere weapons transfers to addressing emerging security issues

Albert LeeAlbert LeeJune 7, 2023