Russia

Getting the band back together: Putin’s victory march through Latin American

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, with Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and Nicaragua’s First Lady Rosario Murillo, right, in Managua, on July 11. / AFP / Presidencia de Nicaragua / César Pérez

9:52 am | By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — It’s been a momentous week for Russian President Vladimir Putin. While the major…

Russia follows Crimea annexation with sub boost for Black Sea Fleet

Russia's Rostov-on-Don submarine.

11:07 am | By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com The second of the 6 state-of-the-art Varshavyanka-class submarines designed and built specifically for buttressing Russia’s Black Sea Fleet…

Clueless: What American leaders don’t know about world realities is making a difference

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9:44 am | By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com WASHINGTON — U.S. foreign policy these days is so confusing and conflicting that it’s impossible to…

China

N. Koreans in China provide insights to major Seoul daily

Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge at the Chinese border town of Dandong.  / AFP / Getty Images / Mark Ralston

6:36 am | By Lee Jong-Heon, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — Any North Korean who wants to travel to China must pay some $300 to $1,000 in…

Xi’s anti-corruption campaign is winning him new enemies in the PLA

From left: Chinese President Xi Jinping, Gen. Xu Caihou and Gen. Guo Boxiong.

12:53 pm | By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com A series of unusual happenings in the People’s Liberation Army has demonstrated that President and Commander-in-Chief Xi Jinping…

The great Africa switcheroo: U.S. policy is now ideological, while China’s is pragmatic

First Lady Michelle Obama greets French President Francois Hollande to a state dinner in his honor at White House in February. / AP

1:18 pm | Gregory R. Copley, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs The global strategic framework has changed beyond recognition in the past decade, even…

Miles Yu
Vladimir Putin meets with Fidel Castro in Havana on July 14.

Putin kicks off Latin tour in Havana, recalling the Cold War chill

By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com Russian President Vladimir Putin is making a big statement aimed at the United States by choosing...

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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
Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge at the Chinese border town of Dandong.  / AFP / Getty Images / Mark Ralston

N. Koreans in China provide insights to major Seoul daily

By Lee Jong-Heon, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — Any North Korean who wants to travel to China must pay some $300 to...

Willy Lam
From left: Chinese President Xi Jinping, Gen. Xu Caihou and Gen. Guo Boxiong.

Xi’s anti-corruption campaign is winning him new enemies in the PLA

By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com A series of unusual happenings in the People’s Liberation Army has demonstrated that President and Commander-in-Chief...

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