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China Challenged Australian Warships In South China Sea

China challenged Australian warships in South China Sea, reports say https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/china-challenged-australian-warships-in-south-china-sea-reports-say/ar-AAw62jx?li=BBnbfcL © The Anh/AP In this Thursday, April 19, 2018, photo, Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Toowoomba is docked at Saigon port in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It was one of the three Australian Navy ships to make four-day port call in Vietnam.… Prime Minister […]

Satellite Images Reveal Show Of Force By Chinese Navy In South China Sea

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-defence/exclusive-satellite-images-reveal-show-of-force-by-chinese-navy-in-south-china-sea-idUSKBN1H3135 Exclusive: Satellite images reveal show of force by Chinese navy in South China Sea HANOI/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Dozens of Chinese naval vessels are exercising this week with an aircraft carrier in a large show of force off Hainan island in the South China Sea, satellite images obtained by Reuters show. Satellite photo dated […]

Israeli Defense Force Reveals It Thwarted Attempted Islamic State Bombing Of Australian Commercial Passenger Plane; IDF Also Recently Thwarted An Iranian Cyber Attack On Public And Private Sector Targets In Israel

Israeli Defense Force Reveals It Thwarted Attempted Islamic State Bombing Of Australian Commercial Passenger Plane; IDF Also Recently Thwarted An Iranian Cyber Attack On Public And Private Sector Targets In Israel   www.fortunascorner.com         The Times Of Israel reported yesterday afternoon (Feb. 21, 2018) that in “August 2017, Israel Defense Force (IDF) Military Intelligence Unit 8200 […]

China Is Tightening The Screws On Taiwan. Will Trump Act – And Risk Losing Beijing?

China Is Tightening the Screws on Taiwan. Will Trump Act – and Risk Losing Beijing? thecipherbrief.com · by | Cipher Brief Analysis · February 22, 2018 Bottom line: Beijing aimed skyward with its latest attempt to expand areas of influence, unilaterally opening up several flight routes including one between Shanghai and Hong Kong that is uncomfortably close to […]

How To Implement The National Defense Strategy In Pacific: By Andrew Krepinevich

Excerpt: The Bottom Line: The National Defense Strategy does a service by getting the diagnosis right. But that is only the first step. To get the right prescription—the defense program—we will have to develop the operational concepts that link the ends sought with the means we can procure to achieve them. How To Implement The […]

China Influence Operations In Australia & New Zealand

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2133969/new-zealand-investigates-claims-chinese-link-break-ins?utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20180220&utm_campaign=scmp_china&aid=190131336&sc_src=email_2159688&sc_llid=11537&sc_lid=149290093&sc_uid=vg2B67MeDE&utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email New Zealand investigates claims of Chinese link to break-ins at academic’s office and home Professor of Chinese politics says she was threatened before her home was burgled last week PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 20 February, 2018, 4:28pm UPDATED : Tuesday, 20 February, 2018, 11:07pm New Zealand authorities are investigating claims of Chinese links to break-ins […]

China’s Soft And Sharp Power/The Strategist, By Joseph S. Nye

China’s soft and sharp power | The Strategist aspistrategist.org.au · by Joseph S. Nye · January 8, 2018 China has invested billions of dollars to increase its soft power, but it has recently suffered a backlash in democratic countries. A new report by the National Endowment for Democracy argues that we need to re-think soft power, because ‘the conceptual vocabulary […]

After 4000 Years, China Eyes Truly Global Role

After 4000 Years, China Eyes Truly Global Role By Colin Clark, breakingdefense.com View Original October 18th, 2017 Xi Jinping WASHINGTON: The president of China, seeming to cast aside the better part of four millennia of Chinese tradition, declared today that he sees “a new historic juncture in China’s development,” one that clearly calls for his country to flex its global muscles and change […]

The Emerging Trump Doctrine Of Strategic Savvy

https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/emerging-trump-doctrine-strategic-savvy/ The Emerging Trump Doctrine Of Strategic Savvy By Jiri Valenta and Leni Friedman Valenta   June 17, 2017 FacebookTwitterPrintEmailMore President Donald J. Trump departs from the Pentagon alongside Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Jan. 27, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr) BESA Center Perspectives Paper […]

How Big A Threat Is Extremism In Southeast Asia?

How Big A Threat Is Extremism In Southeast Asia? By Ashley Westerman, www.npr.org View Original June 11th, 2017 A recent string of violent episodes in Southeast Asian countries sheds some light on the challenges facing this region as it grapples with extremism. In Indonesia last month, two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a Jakarta bus station. […]