Category South Africa

Chinese Navy Pays Friendly Visit To The Cape: (South Africa); Becoming A Frequent Stopover Destination 

Chinese navy pays friendly visit to the Cape Written by Dean Wingrin, Thursday, 28 June 2018 A PLAN frigate in Cape Town.  In what is becoming a frequent stopover destination for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), the 28th Escort Task Group (ETG546) arrived in Naval Base Simon’s Town on the morning of Wednesday 27 […]

Dismantling Pyongyang’s Weapons Relies Heavily On U.S.

Excerpts: Japan plans to shoulder the initial cost of IAEA inspections through the roughly 2.7 million euros ($3.1 million) it has provided to an emergency fund dedicated to nonproliferation efforts.   U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed at their June 12 summit on complete denuclearization. U.S. Secretary of State […]

Five Global Stock Picks For Bargain Hunters

Five Global Stock Picks For Bargain Hunters      First, let me wish all the father’s out there a happy, enjoyable, and meaningful father’s day.     The title above is from Daren Fonda’s June 18, 2018 article in this weekend’s Barron’s.  Mr. Fonda, summarized his recent interview with Charles Pohl and Diana Strandberg, Investment Committee […]

Our Brave New Nuclear World (Well worth the read)

Excerpt:   Had we or the Philippines sent forces simply to demolish this minor maritime feature, China might well have desisted. Likewise, had the allies prepared for war or actually fought over Czechoslovakia, Hitler would never have acquired the aura of invincibility that so benefited his campaigns.   Now, the new situation has ratcheted into […]

Global Trends & Developments With Respect To Nuclear Weapons: Modernization & Upgrades In Full Swing STOCKHOLM INTERNATIONAL  PEACE RESEARCH INSTITUTE The independent resource on global security; Top of Form SIPRI for the media Global Nuclear Weapons: Modernization Remains The Priority 3 July 2017 (Stockholm, 3 July 2017) The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) today launches its annual nuclear forces data, which highlights the current trends and developments in world […]

U.S. Navy To Still Test Beijing’s Reef Claims In South China Sea

David Maxwell:  Is the hiatus a tradeoff for Chinese cooperation on north Korea?  Is Admiral Swift getting out ahead of the Administration here?   Trump called out China during his election campaign for its reclamation of rocks and reefs in the waterway, one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes that carries more than $5 trillion in […]

What Happens When You Lift Sanctions On Iran? South Africa Eyes Missile System Sale To Iran

This is what happens when you lift sanctions against Iran.  RCP  South Africa Eyes Missile System Sale to Iran: Report News ID: 1360946 Service: Defense  March, 19, 2017 – 14:58 TEHRAN (Tasnim) – South Africa is seeking to sell surface-to-air missile system to the Islamic Republic of Iran, a report said. According to the report […]

China’s Poly Defence Partners With Denel: China’s Poly Defence Partners With Denel | Print | Written by Jonathan Katzenellenbogen, Monday, 19 September 2016 4 Denel and Poly Technologies, part of China’s mammoth state owned Poly Defence group, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to join forces in SA’s maritime rejuvenation. Poly Technologies aims to take a stake in the Simons Town shipyard and […]

Turning From The West: South Africa’s Ominous Pivot WINTER 2016 Turning From The West: South Africa’s Ominous Pivot Heinrich Matthee Operating somewhat under the international radar, South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) has shifted its foreign policy in favor of China and Russia during the presidency of Jacob Zuma, which began in 2009. Also differing sharply from the more balanced multipolar […]