Category foreign policy

The Arctic Sees Escalating Militarization

The Arctic Sees Escalating Militarization Source China Military Online Editor Yao Jianing Time 2018-12-07 A+– By Li Zhixin Starting next year, Russia will require foreign military ships traveling through Russian Arctic sea route to give prior notification to relevant department of the Russian government, said Colonel General Mikhail Mizintsev, head of the National Defense Control […]

Boeing Backs Out Of Global IP Satellite Order Financed By China Aerospace Company Cites Default For Nonpayment In Canceling Controversial Satellite Order

*        BUSINESS<https://www.wsj.com/news/business>Boeing Backs Out of Global IP Satellite Order Financed by ChinaAerospace company cites default for nonpayment in canceling controversial satellite order [Under U.S. export-control laws, Boeing isn’t allowed to sell satellites to China directly. Above, an artist’s rendering of the Boeing-built satellite.] Under U.S. export-control laws, Boeing isn’t allowed to sell […]

‘I Think I’ve Been Shot’: Nighttime Raid In Afghanistan Reveals New U.S. Strategy

‘I Think I’ve Been Shot’: Nighttime Raid In Afghanistan Reveals New U.S. Strategy American commanders see each battlefield win as a means of strengthening the allied position in peace negotiations https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-troops-raiding-afghan-villages-fight-with-little-hope-for-military-victory-1544025135?mod=e2twU.S. and Afghan commandos on a helicopter in preparation for a raid on suspected Taliban in Chimtal last month. MICHAEL M. PHILLIPS/THE WALL STREET JOURNAL218 COMMENTSBy Michael M. […]

What Is Cyber War? Everything You Need To Know About The Frightening Future Of Digital Conflict

What Is Cyber War? Everything You Need To Know About The Frightening Future Of Digital Conflict | ZDNet ZDNet · by Steve Ranger What is cyberwar? special feature Cyberwar and the Future of Cybersecurity Today’s security threats have expanded in scope and seriousness. There can now be millions — or even billions — of dollars at risk […]

Interview: ‘Kim Jong Un Is Thinking About How To Keep His Nuclear Assets’

David Maxwell Comment:  “I was at once impressed and suspicious of my first meeting with Thae Yong-ho last year.  He seemed to be telling us so much of what we wanted to hear; confirming many of our views and our understanding of the Kim family regime.  And he made many excellent recommendations to align with […]

Standoff Over INF Treaty Enters New Phase As U.S. Reveals Details Of Russian Missile

Standoff Over INF Treaty Enters New Phase As U.S. Reveals Details Of Russian Missile December 03, 2018 12:35 GMT ·         By Mike Eckel A Russian Iskander-M missile is fired during exercises near St. Petersburg in September 2017. (illustrative photo) Share ·         2 ·           ·            Print WASHINGTON — The United States’ top intelligence official has quietly revealed key new […]

“Rethinking Saudi Arabia”: By Karen Elliott House” — But, Ms. House Needs To Rethink Her Views

“Rethinking Saudi Arabia”: By Karen Elliott House” — But, Ms. House Needs To Rethink Her Views http://www.fortunascorner.com     Karen Elliott House, author of :“On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines — And Future,” had an Op-Ed in this weekend’s (Dec. 1/2, 2018) Wall Street Journal (WSJ) with the title above. She begins: “The brutal October murder […]

POTUS Trump Nominates Marine Corps LTG. Kenneth ‘Frank’ McKenzie To Be Next USCENTCOM Commander

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A China Hawk Gains Prominence As Trump Confronts Xi On Trade

A China Hawk Gains Prominence As Trump Confronts Xi On Trade The New York Times · by Alan Rappeport · November 30, 2018 Michael Pillsbury has spent years trying to understand China’s motivations. His dark view has made him one of President Trump’s top advisers on how to interact with Beijing.CreditLexey Swall for The New York Times WASHINGTON […]

CIA Intercepted At Least 11 Messages Between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman And His Closest Adviser, Who Oversaw The Team That Killed ‘Journalist,’ Jamal Khashoggi

CIA Intercepted At Least 11 Messages Between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman And His Closest Adviser, Who Oversaw The Team That Killed ‘Journalist,’ Jamal Khashoggi http://www.frotunascorner.com     Warren Strobel writes in this weekend’s (Dec. 1/2, 2018) Wall Street Journal (WSJ), that “the CIA intercepted at least 11 messages,” between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and his […]