Russia

Russian ICBM hit target thousands of miles away amid Ukraine crisis

Russian ICBM hit target thousands of miles away amid Ukraine crisis

10:53 am | By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com On April 14, a mobile missile launched at the Plesetsk space center in northwest Russia successfully…

Neo-Soviet chess: Ukraine checked in drama starring Russian aggressors as victims

Armed Moscow supporters take over police station in the eastern Ukraine town of Slovyansk on April 12. / Efrem Lukatsky / AP

12:57 pm | By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The fate of Ukraine, one of Eastern Europe’s largest countries, hangs in the…

Loss of joint major weapons projects keenly felt by Russia, Ukraine

Ukraine Defense Industry booth at IDEX 2013.

12:27 pm | By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com After the UK, France, the U.S. and other key NATO member states’ suspended all military cooperation…

China

Flurry of China-Japan maneuvers could ease tensions before Obama’s Asian tour

Hu Deping met privately with Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. NTD.TV

9:31 am | By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com There are signs of behind-the-scenes maneuvering to elevate China-Japan relations out of the Cold War-like atmosphere…

Trilateral this, trilateral that, but in Northeast Asia, three’s a crowd

The session this year was held in Seoul. Above is the Gangnam section of the South Korean capital.

11:15 am | By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — The word “trilateral” has a certain allure among those in search of ways to…

Beijing makes a point of delivering pointed remarks to the visiting Chuck Hagel

Chinese Defense Minister Gen. Chang Wanquan and U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in Beijing on April 7. / chinanews.com

11:14 am | By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s visit to Beijing will be remembered as the first time that People’s Liberation Army…

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Russian ICBM hit target thousands of miles away amid Ukraine crisis

Russian ICBM hit target thousands of miles away amid Ukraine crisis

By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com On April 14, a mobile missile launched at the Plesetsk space center in northwest...

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

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

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A number of officials in the Administration Department of the Workers' Party linked to Jang Song-Thaek have either been executed or sent to gulags.

The purge that has filled N. Korean gulags and the nation-wide power base that triggered it

By Lee Jong-Heon, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is closing in on his goal of eliminating the network of...

Willy Lam
Hu Deping met privately with Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. NTD.TV

Flurry of China-Japan maneuvers could ease tensions before Obama’s Asian tour

By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com There are signs of behind-the-scenes maneuvering to elevate China-Japan relations out of the Cold...