Russia

Moscow, Amsterdam in heated dispute over submarine sightings

Swedish Navy corvette HMS Visby in the Stockholm Archipelago on Oct. 19. /  CNN

11:39 am | By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com Russia and the Netherlands have accused each other of sending a submarine into Swedish territorial waters. On Oct.…

Putin exploits latest Biden gaffe, offers helping hand to Turkey

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at Istanbul press conference in 2012.   / Vox

11:45 am | By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com When U.S. Vice President openly chastised Turkey for allowing foreign militant fighters to cross its territory into Syria…

Musical chairs in Security Council vote did not favor U.S. interests

Venezuela's delegation celebrates after winning a seat on the UN Security Council. / Getty

9:15 am | By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In its annual round of diplomatic musical chairs, the General Assembly chose five…

China

Xi’s steamrolling agenda for first time encounters turbulence at major party meeting

President Xi Jinping at the Fourth Plenary Session of the Central Committee in Beijing earlier this week.

12:13 pm | By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com The much-awaited Fourth Plenary Session of the Central Committee closed in Beijing on Oct. 23 with…

Hong Kong’s battle of wills with Beijing: Where are all the other righteous Asian protesters?

Hong Kong Students Stage Rally For Democracy

11:11 am | By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com The demonstrations in Hong Kong are at a critical stage. In the spirit of democracy movements…

Xi tightens controls on Mainland campuses in wake of Hong Kong’s mass demonstrations

Beijing fears the mass demonstrations in Hong Kong could spread to Mainland campuses. / studentsforliberty.org

12:07 pm | By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com President Xi Jinping has tightened ideological control over teachers, writers and intellectuals in the wake of…

Miles Yu
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at Istanbul press conference in 2012.   / Vox

Putin exploits latest Biden gaffe, offers helping hand to Turkey

By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com When U.S. Vice President openly chastised Turkey for allowing foreign militant fighters to cross its territory...

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
North Korea as seen from the DMZ at Panmunjom. / Wikimedia

N. Korean military provocations on border seen as pressure tactics on South to ease sanctions

By Lee Jong-Heon, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — North Korea plans to increase military activities along the heavily fortified border with South...

Willy Lam
President Xi Jinping at the Fourth Plenary Session of the Central Committee in Beijing earlier this week.

Xi’s steamrolling agenda for first time encounters turbulence at major party meeting

By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com The much-awaited Fourth Plenary Session of the Central Committee closed in Beijing on Oct....

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