Russia

The backstory to Russia’s S-300 missile sale to Iran, defying bans

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3:40 pm | By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com At the most critical juncture of the difficult 6-party talk with Iran on ending Tehran’s nuclear program, the…

Putin tell spooks Russia arrested nearly 300 Western spies in 2014

Russia's President Vladimir Putin meets the Security Council. / Alexei Nikolskyi / RIA Novosti / Kremlin

2:18 pm | By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com On the even of the 15th anniversary of his rise to the Russian presidency, Vladimir Putin presided over…

Moscow essentially annexes South Ossetia one year after taking Crimea

Vladimir Putin, Vladimir Konstantinov, Sergei Menyailo, Alexei Chalyi

3:01 pm | By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com Seven years after Russia instigated and conducted a separatist war that was ostensibly for the independence of South…

China

China’s $46 billion economic corridor to Gwadar buys Pakistan key spot on chessboard

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2:38 pm | By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The rhetoric reached the heights of the Himalayas, the pomp and pageantry evoked…

Beijing’s hard power push seen stigmatizing nation for ‘imperial overreach’

[ZOOM] According to IHS Jane's, China's active land reclamation of Fiery Cross Reef began in August.   William Colson/CSIS

12:53 pm | By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com The Xi Jinping administration’s aggressive power projection in the South China Sea could deal a frontal…

In Mao-like move, Xi recruits 10 million Internet youth ‘warriors’, rattles Hong Kong

Like Mao, Xi believes students should be mobilized to tackle whatever crisis that the CCP faces. / Reuters

9:13 am | By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com A leaked internal document of the Communist Youth League (CYL) – the youth wing of the…

Miles Yu
S-300.

The backstory to Russia’s S-300 missile sale to Iran, defying bans

By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com At the most critical juncture of the difficult 6-party talk with Iran on ending Tehran’s nuclear...

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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...

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North Korea's ambassador to Russia Kim Hyun-Joon with Russia's President Vladimir Putin after presenting his credentials in Moscow.  /  EPA

North Korea warms to Russia, with preparations for Kim visit to Moscow

By Lee Jong-Heon, East-Asia-Intel.com SE0UL — North Korea has stepped up efforts to bolster relations with Russia, which has impacted...

Willy Lam
[ZOOM] According to IHS Jane's, China's active land reclamation of Fiery Cross Reef began in August.   William Colson/CSIS

Beijing’s hard power push seen stigmatizing nation for ‘imperial overreach’

By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com The Xi Jinping administration’s aggressive power projection in the South China Sea could deal...

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