Russia

Putin exploits tense U.S.-Egypt ties with $3.5 billion weapons deal

Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi with Russian President Valdimir Putin.  / AFP

7:59 am | By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com With its recently-announced $3.5 billion deal to buy weapons from Russia, Cairo has undoubtedly undermined the U.S. Middle…

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…

China

China versus Japan: The new Great Game in South Asia

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Chinese President Xi Jinping in New Delhi on Sept. 18. / PTI

9:24 am | By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com Following in the footsteps of Japan’s triumphant South Asia initiatives under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, China feels the…

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…

Miles Yu
Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi with Russian President Valdimir Putin.  / AFP

Putin exploits tense U.S.-Egypt ties with $3.5 billion weapons deal

By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com With its recently-announced $3.5 billion deal to buy weapons from Russia, Cairo has undoubtedly undermined the...

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 Korean leader Kim Jong-Un on a Romeo class submarine.

S. Korea confirms the North’s pursuit of submarine-launched ballistic missiles

By Lee Jong-Heon, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — North Korea has been developing a submarine-based ballistic missile launch system which could send...

Willy Lam
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Chinese President Xi Jinping in New Delhi on Sept. 18. / PTI

China versus Japan: The new Great Game in South Asia

By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com Following in the footsteps of Japan’s triumphant South Asia initiatives under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, China...

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