Russia

Putin exploits latest Biden gaffe, offers helping hand to Turkey

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at Istanbul press conference in 2012.   / Vox

11:45 am | By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com When U.S. Vice President openly chastised Turkey for allowing foreign militant fighters to cross its territory into Syria…

Musical chairs in Security Council vote did not favor U.S. interests

Venezuela's delegation celebrates after winning a seat on the UN Security Council. / Getty

9:15 am | By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In its annual round of diplomatic musical chairs, the General Assembly chose five…

Putin exploits tense U.S.-Egypt ties with $3.5 billion weapons deal

Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi with Russian President Valdimir Putin.  / AFP

7:59 am | By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com With its recently-announced $3.5 billion deal to buy weapons from Russia, Cairo has undoubtedly undermined the U.S. Middle…

China

Hong Kong’s battle of wills with Beijing: Where are all the other righteous Asian protesters?

Hong Kong Students Stage Rally For Democracy

11:11 am | By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com The demonstrations in Hong Kong are at a critical stage. In the spirit of democracy movements…

Xi tightens controls on Mainland campuses in wake of Hong Kong’s mass demonstrations

Beijing fears the mass demonstrations in Hong Kong could spread to Mainland campuses. / studentsforliberty.org

12:07 pm | By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com President Xi Jinping has tightened ideological control over teachers, writers and intellectuals in the wake of…

Musical chairs in Security Council vote did not favor U.S. interests

Venezuela's delegation celebrates after winning a seat on the UN Security Council. / Getty

9:15 am | By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In its annual round of diplomatic musical chairs, the General Assembly chose five…

Miles Yu
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at Istanbul press conference in 2012.   / Vox

Putin exploits latest Biden gaffe, offers helping hand to Turkey

By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com When U.S. Vice President openly chastised Turkey for allowing foreign militant fighters to cross its territory...

Sol W. Sanders
President Obama with advisers Tom Donilon, Jack Lew and Denis McDonough in November 2012.

Needed by today’s media: The basics, please; But also ‘decorum’ and, dare I say, ‘style’

By Sol W. Sanders Among the many complaints I have against most of my colleagues in the mainstream...

Jong-Heon Lee
Kim Jong-Un at the Wisong Scientists Residential District in a photo released by the North’s Korean Central News Agency on Oct. 14. KCNA / Reuters

Kim Jong-Un seen using ailments for PR in sign of continued instability

By Lee Jong-Heon, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un had surgery on his ankles but used his six-week absence...

Willy Lam
Beijing fears the mass demonstrations in Hong Kong could spread to Mainland campuses. / studentsforliberty.org

Xi tightens controls on Mainland campuses in wake of Hong Kong’s mass demonstrations

By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com President Xi Jinping has tightened ideological control over teachers, writers and intellectuals in the...

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