Russia

North Korea triggers a U.S. missile defense showdown among major powers

South Korea's deployment of the U.S. THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) would be a problem for Russia and China. / Missile Defense Agency

12:58 pm | By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com North Korean rocket launches and nuclear tests risk getting boring. The pattern is familiar: expressions of…

USA economic freedoms again slip in global survey

EcFreedom

1:29 pm | By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — While recessionary winds continue to buffet the world economy, many countries are still…

Realism not rhetoric to needed to defeat ISIL, warns Gates

Robert Gates at the Council on Foreign Relations in 2011.

2:15 pm | By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates slammed both the Obama Administration and the…

China

Argentina rejoins the real world

Mauricio Macri.

11:34 am | By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Reversing the trend of economic mismanagement, ending a fifteen year debt impasse with…

North Korea triggers a U.S. missile defense showdown among major powers

South Korea's deployment of the U.S. THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) would be a problem for Russia and China. / Missile Defense Agency

12:58 pm | By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com North Korean rocket launches and nuclear tests risk getting boring. The pattern is familiar: expressions of…

USA economic freedoms again slip in global survey

EcFreedom

1:29 pm | By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — While recessionary winds continue to buffet the world economy, many countries are still…

Backgrounder
djibo

Djibouti: Tiny strategic hub plays host to armies from seven nations

By Backgrounder,* Geostrategy-Direct.com Djibouti, a former French colony, is a country of searing heat (summer temperatures average over...

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 visits Farm 1116 on June 1, 2015. / Reuters

Pyongyang scrambles to repair China ties as bad economy worsens

By Lee Jong-Heon, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is moving to improve ties with China that have...

Willy Lam
Chinese president Xi Jinping speaks after arriving at the White House on Sept. 25.  / Olivier Douliery / Abaca Press / TNS

Xi dismays Red Capitalists: Communism still China’s ultimate ‘goal’

By Willy Lam, EastAsiaIntel.com President Xi Jinping has shocked even pro-establishment academics and businessmen by openly calling on...

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