Russia

Russia’s Northern Fleet on high alert for massive arctic exercise

The arctic exercise of Russia's Northern Fleet will involve maneuvers to sink enemy war ships.

1:22 pm | By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com On March 16, Russian President Vladimir Putin, issued a military order to 38,000 troops to launch a massive…

Brightened Afghan prospects challenged by ISIL ‘foothold’, Taliban terror, weak economy

U.N. Special Representative to Afghanistan Nicholas Haysom in Kabul on Feb. 18. / Wakil Kohsar / Getty

12:40 pm | By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Afghanistan’s long and tortuous road to peace and reconciliation still seems a near…

Former Japan PM visits Crimea, endorses Russia’s annexation

Yukio Hatoyama in Crimea.

11:42 am | By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com A senior Japanese statesman shocked many with his visit to Crimea on March 11, where he publicly praised…

China

Xi sidelines his vice president, accumulates more power, makes new enemies

Ling Jihua / CNS

9:00 am | By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com It has been an ingrained tradition for American vice-presidents to complain that their main job is…

Xi lures South Korea and Japan to join other U.S. allies at Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye and China's President Xi Jinping in Switzerland, on March 23.

11:35 am | By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com Beijing’s success in luring a number of key American allies to join the Asia Infrastructure Investment…

CCP infuriated at favorite American China-watcher’s attitude change

Shambaugh

3:00 pm | By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com Willy Lam was on travel this week. David Shambaugh, a China expert at the George Washington…

Miles Yu
The arctic exercise of Russia's Northern Fleet will involve maneuvers to sink enemy war ships.

Russia’s Northern Fleet on high alert for massive arctic exercise

By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com On March 16, Russian President Vladimir Putin, issued a military order to 38,000 troops to launch...

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
Liu Yunshan at the North Korean embassy in Beijing on the third anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death, on Dec. 17, 2014. Xinhua / Liu Weibing

China finally moves to mend fences with N. Korea to restore leverage

By Lee Jong-Heon, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — China has decided to improve its strained ties with North Korea, which has been...

Willy Lam
Ling Jihua / CNS

Xi sidelines his vice president, accumulates more power, makes new enemies

By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com It has been an ingrained tradition for American vice-presidents to complain that their main...

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