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The Iranian-North Korean Nexus After The Singapore Summit The Iranian-North Korean Nexus After the Singapore Summit By Lt. Col. (res.) Dr. Dany ShohamJuly 9, 2018 FacebookTwitterPrintEmailMore45 Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, photo via Wikimedia Commons BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 887, July 9, 2018 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The summit that took place in Singapore in June […]

U.S. Sends Two Warships Through Taiwan Strait Amid Heightened Tensions US sends two warships through Taiwan Strait amid heightened tensions with Beijing The Taiwanese government confirmed that the warships sailed through the waters separating Taiwan and the Chinese mainland on Saturday PUBLISHED : Sunday, 08 July, 2018, 2:38am UPDATED : Sunday, 08 July, 2018, 6:08am 5  Agence France-Presse Two United States warships entered the […]

China Is Quietly Conducting Electronic Warfare Tests In The South China Sea China is quietly conducting electronic warfare tests in the South China Sea ·           ·         China is quietly testing electronic warfare assets recently installed at fortified outposts in the South China Sea, sources tell CNBC. ·         Electronic warfare assets are designed to confuse or disable communications and radar systems. ·         A Pentagon spokesperson declined to comment on intelligence […]

China Trade ‘War’ Escalates; Risks Becoming Protracted, And More Problematical To Solve In The Short-Term

China Trade ‘War’ Escalates; Risks Becoming Protracted, And More Problematical To Solve In The Short-Term      As expected, Beijing imposed tariffs of its own against the United States this morning, 12:01 Eastern Time, with up to 25 percent ‘taxes’ on $34B of U.S. goods — 545 items, including cash crops,soybeans, bourbon, lobsters, […]

The China-U.S. Power Struggle Is Just Beginning

Conclusion: In the end, the U.S. and China economic rivalry probably won’t be decided by administrative law judges or trade negotiators, but in the global marketplace. Right now, the U.S. still enjoys a lead in many tech and manufacturing sectors, particularly aerospace and biotech.   Yet the days when China could be dismissed as merely […]

The Next Pacific War: Lessons From Wake Island For The PLA

The Next Pacific War: Lessons From Wake Island For The PLA By Ben Ho Wan Beng and Gary Lehmann, View Original July 1st, 2018 Marine Corps F4F Wildcat fighters lie wrecked on Wake after the battle. Expeditionary Advance Base Operations (EABO) is the new Navy-Marine Corps concept for using land units forward-deployed ashore to help win a naval […]

China Won’t Concede An Inch, Xi Jinping Tells U.S. Defense Chief Jim Mattis On South China Sea And Taiwan China won’t concede an inch, Xi Jinping tells US defence chief Jim Mattis on South China Sea and Taiwan Chinese president stands firm over disputed waters while advocating stronger inter-military relations to ‘lower scepticism and prevent misunderstanding’ PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 27 June, 2018, 9:54pm UPDATED : Thursday, 28 June, 2018, 12:02am 89  Liu Zhen […]

How China Got Sri Lanka To Cough Up A Port

How China Got Sri Lanka to Cough Up a Port By Maria Abi-habib, View Original June 25th, 2018 A cargo ship navigating one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, near Hambantota, Sri Lanka, in May.Photo by: Adam Dean for The New York Times HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka — Every time Sri Lanka’s president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, turned to […]

The Next Great China Threat: An Invasion Of The Philippines?

David Maxwell Comment: “Interesting thesis to say the least:” In the words of Philippines news site Rappler, “Gonzales also suspects that China will be forced to use the ‘military option’ after apparently seeing that there are no other means to extend the term of President Rodrigo Duterte – the most powerful man in the country, […]

China Adds Advanced Missiles To South China Sea Islands: Pentagon Plans Major Response To Chinese Hegemony

China Adds Advanced Missiles to South China Sea Islands Pentagon plans major response to Chinese hegemony Share Tweet Email This photo shows an aerial shot of part of mischief reef in the disputed Spratly islands / Getty Images BY: Bill Gertz June 14, 2018 5:00 am China’s military has stepped up militarizing disputed islands in the […]