Russia

Neo-Soviet chess: Ukraine checked in drama starring Russian aggressors as victims

Armed Moscow supporters take over police station in the eastern Ukraine town of Slovyansk on April 12. / Efrem Lukatsky / AP

12:57 pm | By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The fate of Ukraine, one of Eastern Europe’s largest countries, hangs in the…

Loss of joint major weapons projects keenly felt by Russia, Ukraine

Ukraine Defense Industry booth at IDEX 2013.

12:27 pm | By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com After the UK, France, the U.S. and other key NATO member states’ suspended all military cooperation…

Ukraine continues weapons sales to China in the midst of turmoil

Il-78 aerial refueling tanker.

12:46 pm | By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com As the 6th largest arms export country in the world, Ukraine has counted China as its…

China

Trilateral this, trilateral that, but in Northeast Asia, three’s a crowd

The session this year was held in Seoul. Above is the Gangnam section of the South Korean capital.

11:15 am | By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — The word “trilateral” has a certain allure among those in search of ways to…

Beijing makes a point of delivering pointed remarks to the visiting Chuck Hagel

Chinese Defense Minister Gen. Chang Wanquan and U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in Beijing on April 7. / chinanews.com

11:14 am | By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s visit to Beijing will be remembered as the first time that People’s Liberation Army…

Syria hell: Fear and famine stalk a war-ravaged land

Hell: Food lines in February in Damascus await assistance by the UN's Relief and Works Agency. / Daily Telegraph

11:41 am | By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Syria’s harrowing civil war has taken a new turn as the beleaguered Mid…

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The NSA: Ominous and
omniscient maybe,
but what are the real
bad guys up to?
WASHINGTON — Everybody here is talking about cyberspying. The National Security Agency has never had so much publicity. Until Edward Snowden came along, most people had never heard the initials “NSA.”

Liu Xiaobo on freedom to write and publish in China

Miles Yu
Ukraine Defense Industry booth at IDEX 2013.

Loss of joint major weapons projects keenly felt by Russia, Ukraine

By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com After the UK, France, the U.S. and other key NATO member states’ suspended all...

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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...

Jong-Heon Lee
A number of officials in the Administration Department of the Workers' Party linked to Jang Song-Thaek have either been executed or sent to gulags.

The purge that has filled N. Korean gulags and the nation-wide power base that triggered it

By Lee Jong-Heon, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is closing in on his goal of eliminating the network of...

Willy Lam
Chinese Defense Minister Gen. Chang Wanquan and U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in Beijing on April 7. / chinanews.com

Beijing makes a point of delivering pointed remarks to the visiting Chuck Hagel

By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s visit to Beijing will be remembered as the first time that People’s...