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China Is Blowing Its Chance In The Asia-Pacific;s%20Picks%20OC <> ARGUMENT<> China Is Blowing Its Chance in the Asia-Pacific Beijing needs a better strategy to ease the United States out. BY ANDREI LUNGU<> | DECEMBER 12, 2019, 10:50 AM [Chinese soldiers sit atop tanks as they drive in a parade to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of […]

How I Was Tricked Into Killing Kim’s Brother: Mother Found In Village

How I was tricked into killing Kim’s brother: Mother found in village Daily Mail · by Simon Parry In Indonesia For The Mail On Sunday · September 28, 2019 They were words Siti Aisyah had long dreamed of hearing, spoken by the filmmaker who had plucked this naive farmer’s daughter from obscurity in order to make her a […]

The Islamic State Meets Southeast Asia

Excerpt: In many ways, the Philippines has emerged as ISIS’ greatest hope for a revival of its caliphate. In May 2017, ISIS militants seized control of Marawi [8], a city of 200,000 on the island of Mindanao, in the restive southern Philippines. For five months the fighters held off the U.S.-trained Philippine military, before being routed through […]

A Thucydides Fallacy: The New Model Of Power Relations For Southeast Asia, the U.S. And China

Excerpts: In response, Bonnie Glaser — an American scholar and Asia observer — warned the region to “not draw a false equivalence between U.S. and Chinese actions.” Glaser suggested “the choice that Southeast Asia must make is not between the U.S. and China,” but “between a future in which there are shared rules and norms […]

North Korean Leader’s Slain Half Brother Was A CIA Informant

David Maxwell Comment:  “Interesting. I wonder who is such a knowledgable person.  And I would certainly hope our CIA is reaching out and trying to make contact with any possible source for information.  The bigger “scandal” to me would be if the CIA hadn’t tried to obtain information from him.  I am waiting for Ms Fifield’s book to arrive. U.S. […]

U.S. Will Unveil New Indo-Pacific Strategy Next Month

U.S. Will Unveil New Indo-Pacific Strategy Next Month – USNI News · by Dzirhan Mahadzir · April 30, 2019 USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), left, and the Japanese helicopter destroyer JS Hyuga (DDH 181), right, sail in formation with 16 other ships from the U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) during Keen Sword 19 on Nov. […]

How North Korea Got Away With The Assassination Of Kim Jong-nam

Excerpts: The apparent decision by North Korea to recruit and groom two innocent women to carry out the killing appeared to be an attempt by Kim Jong-un to avoid a repeat of the Rangoon bombing incident in Burma in 1983, when two North Korean officers who attempted to publicly assassinate the South Korean president, Chun […]

‘The Spy Gone North’ Review: Twisty Korean Spy Epic Boasts all the Confusion And Intrigue Of A John Le Carré Novel

The trailer is at this link: ‘The Spy Gone North’ Review: Twisty Korean Spy Epic Boasts all the Confusion and Intrigue of a John Le Carré Novel By David Ehrlich, View Original August 8th, 2018 It may be noble to go undercover — for someone to erase their identity in service of a cause or country […]

How We Lost The Great Pacific War | U.S. Naval Institute

How We Lost the Great Pacific War | U.S. Naval Institute by Captain Dale Rielage The memorial services had finally run their course. Neither of the carriers lost had been homeported at Pearl, but the toll among the destroyers had been more than enough to cast a pall across the island. Having exhausted all the […]

Echoes Of Saddam At Kim Jong Nam Assassination Trial

Echoes of Saddam at Kim Jong Nam assassination trial by Rod Barton 27 November 2017 06:28 27 November 2017 06:28 AEDT The trial of the two young women accused of murdering North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s half-brother Kim Jong Nam in Malaysia is now in its first month. Already it has provided some glimpses into how […]