Russia

New EU chief known as harsh critic of Putin’s incursion in Ukraine

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk.

9:10 am | By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com The European Council has elected Donald Tusk, Poland’s prime minister, as its new president. Tusk, 57, who traces…

Syria’s sickening crisis — China, Russia and Iran back Assad; Whither the West?

Niño Jose Heredia / Gulf News

12:29 pm | By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In what can only be described as a plague on both your houses,…

Moscow diverts attention from downed airliner with U.S. sub narrative

Russian Il-38 anti-submarine aircraft.

12:13 pm | By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com One day after the downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine, Russia jet fighters aggressively confronted a U.S.…

China

In 1950, UN forces fought back; Of what use are today’s ‘peackeepers’

UN peacekeepers from the Philippines enter the Israeli sector of the Golan Heights on June 12, 2013. / Menahem Kahana / AFP

11:45 am | By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com The United Nations as a force for peace has never lived up to the hopes implicit…

Having purged all foes, Xi now plans ‘rule of law’ with Chinese characteristics

Chinese President Xi Jinping.

12:13 pm | By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com Having established his status as supremo through purging political foes under the anti-corruption banner, General Secretary and President…

Sixth-Generation rising stars need military, space experience on their resumes

Zhang Qingwei is a former top manager in China's space program.

9:40 am | By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com Having attained notable achievements in the anti-corruption crusade, President and Party General Secretary Xi Jinping is turning his…

Miles Yu
South Korea’s Israeli-made Spike NLOS missiles were seen during events to mark the 65th anniversary of Armed Forces Day in Seongnam.

South Korea, Vietnam turn to Israel for battle-tested weapons

By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com The tiny state of Israel with a population of 8 million crammed into an area smaller...

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
Hwang Pyong-So, left, and Kim Wong-Hong.

Power struggle between Kim’s top two aides noted by North Korea watchers

By Lee Jong-Heon, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — The bitter rivalry between Hwang Pyong-So and Kim Wong-Hong, two of North Korea’s most...

Willy Lam
Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Having purged all foes, Xi now plans ‘rule of law’ with Chinese characteristics

By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com Having established his status as supremo through purging political foes under the anti-corruption banner, General Secretary...

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