Russia

Arctic war of words heats up as Russia, Canada press their claims

The expedition to plant a Russian flag on the seabed at the North Pole, 2007.  / Reuters

11:38 am | By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com Canada is the most enthusiastic pusher for harsh sanctions against Russia’s aggressions in Ukraine and there is a…

Doomsday: UN’s 69th General Assembly meets amid ‘unprecedented crisis and troubles’

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11:40 am | By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Presidents, prime ministers, kings and potentates are gathering in New York for the…

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…

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
The expedition to plant a Russian flag on the seabed at the North Pole, 2007.  / Reuters

Arctic war of words heats up as Russia, Canada press their claims

By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com Canada is the most enthusiastic pusher for harsh sanctions against Russia’s aggressions in Ukraine and there...

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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