Russia

U.S. bans flights to 6 countries that pose threats to passenger jets

American Airlines Boeing 777.

11:26 am | By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com The U.S. government has issued a sweeping ban on international passenger jets in the skies of 6 countries…

On a surreal and tragic day, POTUS was in N.Y. but only the UN Security Council was engaged

Members of the security council unanimously adopt a resolution at United Nations headquarters on July 21, 2014. / Seth Wenig / AP

1:12 pm | By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Truth is often stranger than fiction. The horrific events over eastern Ukraine, that…

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…

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
American Airlines Boeing 777.

U.S. bans flights to 6 countries that pose threats to passenger jets

By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com The U.S. government has issued a sweeping ban on international passenger jets in the skies of...

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
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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