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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 Rise Of China’s ‘Blue Water’ Navy: Will The Pacific Turn Red?

The Rise Of China’s ‘Blue Water’ Navy: Will The Pacific Turn Red? By Guest Contributor – September 5, 2017 SHARE Facebook Twitter The rise of China as a maritime power was further enhanced by the news that China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier will be transferred from the dry dock of the Dalian shipyard, and […]

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. […]

Chinese Cyber-Spies Target Asian Neighbors

https://www.thecipherbrief.com/article/tech/chinese-cyber-spies-target-asian-neighbors-1092?utm_source=Join+the+Community+Subscribers&utm_campaign=bda0940b6a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_05_21&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_02cbee778d-bda0940b6a-122500693 EXPERT COMMENTARY Chinese Cyber-Spies Target Asian Neighbors MAY 21, 2017 | JOHN HULTQUIST The Newsletter Get exclusive analysis delivered to your inbox daily. SUBSCRIBE NOW JOHN HULTQUIST MANAGER OF ANALYSIS, FIREEYE It has been three years since the Obama Administration publically indicted five Chinese military officials for hacking U.S. companies, a move that prompted negotiations to […]

Xi’s $500 Billion Push To Reshape The World In China’s Image

Xi’s $500 Billion Push To Reshape The World In China’s Image By Bloomberg News, www.stripes.com View Original May 12th, 2017 HONG KONG — China is one of the few countries in the world today with money to spend, and Xi Jinping is ready to write some checks. China’s president will host 28 world leaders in Beijing on […]

The ‘Secret’ Chinese Airstrip Emerging In Maldives

REVEALED: The ‘Secret’ Chinese Airstrip Emerging In Maldives REVEALED: The ‘Secret’ Chinese Airstrip Emerging In Maldives Shiv Aroor   Apr 06 2017    1 51 pm   Livefist is privileged to announce that we start a special series today by COLONEL (RETD) VINAYAK BHAT (@RajFortySeven), a veteran military satellite imagery specialist. Each of Bhat’s columns, starting with today’s on […]

Chinese Shipping Giants Seek Control Of ‘Maritime Silk Road;’ Investing Billions In Foreign Ports To Give Priority To Chinese Vessels

Following Mahan’s playbook?  RCP https://www.wsj.com/articles/chinese-shipping-giants-seek-control-of-maritime-silk-road-1491557405 Chinese Shipping Giants Seek Control of ‘Maritime Silk Road’ Companies Investing Billions In Ports To Give Priority To Chinese Vessels     Chinese President Xi Jinping (L, front) and his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa at a 2014 ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the inauguration of the Colombo Port City Project. PHOTO: LI TAO/ZUMA […]

Did North Korea’s Use Of VX Nerve Agent Violate International Law?

Did North Korea’s Use Of VX Nerve Agent Violate International Law? By Benjamin Haas, www.lawfareblog.com View Original March 17th, 2017 On February 13, Kim Jong-nam—the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un—was killed at the airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysian investigators have determined that two women, who have since been charged with murder, used VX nerve agent—a chemical […]

Tillerson Says ‘All Options Are On The Table’ When It Comes To North Korea

The comments below with the blue headline and the comments that follow — and, before the body of the article are by Dave Maxwell.  His contact info is at very bottom of the article: Dave Maxwell: But when have all options ever been off the table? “Let me be very clear: the policy of strategic […]

North Korea’s Legendary Special Operations Assassins (Who Almost Started World War III)

Revealed: North Korea’s Legendary Special Operations Assassins (Who Almost Started World War III) By Adam Rawnsley, nationalinterest.org View Original March 15th, 2017 Thirty-one shadows crept up to the fence in the cold winter night, cut it and slipped through, walking into the American side of the demilitarized zone that buffers North and South Korea. It was January […]