Russia

UN committee resolution could refer North Korea rulers to International Criminal Court

Choe Myong-Nam of North Korea,  second from left, observes as a UN committee votes on a resolution condemning human rights abuses in his country. / Bebeto Matthews / AP

1:03 pm | By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — It’s one of the tougher warnings the world community has sent to the…

Gorbachev blames West for post-Cold War monopoly leadership

Former President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev.   Odd Andersen / AFP

8:45 am | By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com On the joyous occasion of the 25th anniversary of the collapse of the Berlin Wall, former Soviet Union…

Multiple Russian intrusions seen as test of NATO warning system

Photos taken by RAF pilots after their Typhoons were scrambled to intercept two Tu-95 Bear H strategic bombers off the Norwegian coast.  / theaviationist.com

12:50 pm | By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com In its most provocative maneuver since the end of the Cold War, Russia dispatched waves of combat aircraft…

China

UN committee resolution could refer North Korea rulers to International Criminal Court

Choe Myong-Nam of North Korea,  second from left, observes as a UN committee votes on a resolution condemning human rights abuses in his country. / Bebeto Matthews / AP

1:03 pm | By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — It’s one of the tougher warnings the world community has sent to the…

Xi Jinping tells whole world Beijing will soon crush Hong Kong protests

China's President Xi Jinping at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Yanqi Lake, north of Beijing, Nov. 11. Goh Chai Hin / Reuters

10:58 am | By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com President Xi Jinping has taken advantage of the global attention that has been focused on Beijing…

Economic disputes bedeviling China-U.S. ties will be focus of APEC mini-summit

Xi Jinping and Barack Obama will meet again at APEC. / 
South China Morning Post

1:40 pm | By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com China-American relations, which have the past decade been characterized by “cold politics and hot economics,” could…

Miles Yu
Former President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev.   Odd Andersen / AFP

Gorbachev blames West for post-Cold War monopoly leadership

By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com On the joyous occasion of the 25th anniversary of the collapse of the Berlin Wall, former...

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
Samsung smart phones. / AP

Subversive technology? iPhones, Samsung smartphones — minus logos — popular with N. Korean elites

By Lee Jong-Heon, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — High-end U.S. and South Korean smartphones are penetrating North Korea, contributing to new and...

Willy Lam
China's President Xi Jinping at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Yanqi Lake, north of Beijing, Nov. 11. Goh Chai Hin / Reuters

Xi Jinping tells whole world Beijing will soon crush Hong Kong protests

By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com President Xi Jinping has taken advantage of the global attention that has been focused...

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