How The U.S. Forced China To Quit Stealing — Using A Chinese Spy; But, Has China Already Placed Digital Landmines Inside U.S. Weaponry And Critical Infrastructure?     The title above comes from Garrett Grafe’s October 11, 2018 article, posted to the cyber and technology website, As has been well-documented and reported, Mr. Grafe writes that “China has become […]

Putin’s Arms Control Gambit.By Mark B. SchneiderOctober 13, 2018Putin’s Russia has launched an arms control offensive against the U.S. The Russian Foreign Ministry has gone so far as to claim that U.S. sanctions over Russia’s attempted murder (with a prohibited chemical weapon) of Sergei Skripal, a spy for the United Kingdom traded for the release of […]

Russia’s army will soon be locked and loaded with the world’s fastest missile Science & Tech Oct 02 2018 Igor Rozin Reuters The hypersonic Zircon can travel 8 times faster than the speed of sound… Hypersonic missiles Sputnik The new weapons system will effectively be untouchable given its missiles cut through the air at a […] John Kelly reportedly got into a ‘physical altercation’ with a Chinese official over the nuclear football and wanted an apology under the US flag John Haltiwanger 19h John Kelly, the White House chief of staff, reportedly got into a scuffle with a Chinese official in Beijing last fall. Andrew Harnik/AP John Kelly, the White […]

David Maxwell Comment:  “Agree or disagree with the authors’ argument I think the exercise they propose provides a basis for how to test Kim Jong-un’s sincerity.  This can be very useful.”Excerpts: Is North Korea Denuclearizing? Here’s How We’ll Tell Kim Jong Un may not be giving up his arsenal now. But that doesn’t mean he […]

Economy›China Economy China economy The Question Mark Hanging Over China’s 400 million-Strong Middle Class Burdened by rising costs, debt and worries about the future, will they vanish or thrive?PUBLISHED : Friday, 12 October, 2018, 10:01pmUPDATED : Saturday, 13 October, 2018, 1:58pm Comments: 46  Zhou Xin 84Share 46PrintEmail Related topics China economyConsumersChina Society More on this story […]

Moscow’s S-300 Double Bluff In Syria .By Roger McDermottOctober 12, 2018 IBT In early October, following the loss of an Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea on September 17—which Moscow blamed on Israel—Russia carried out a high-profile additional deployment of the S-300 surface-to-air missile (SAM) system to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) (see EDM, September 27, October […]

Global Internet Shutdown Likely Over Next 48 Hours: Report By World, Ani, www.ndtv.comView OriginalOctober 11th, 2018 Internet users can face difficulties in accessing internet in the next 48 hours.Photo by: RepresentationalNew Delhi: Internet users across the globe may experience widespread network failures as the key domain servers are slated to undergo routine maintenance over the next 48 hours. […]

Excerpts: Will America Shape Its Grand Strategy Around China or Russia?The debate doesn’t just have consequences for U.S. foreign policy—it will define the next decades of domestic affairs as well.BY REIHAN SALAMEXECUTIVE EDITOR OF NATIONAL REVIEW, THE ATLANTIC By Read, www.defenseone.comView Original AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko AA Font size + Print In this June 8, 2018, file photo, Chinese […]

David Maxwell Comment:  “This is potentially a significant development.  I know we all expect immediate denuclearization and I and others pan the idea of inspecting Punnggye-ri (as well as Sohae) as buying the dead horse.  As I have previously mentioned this could be a confidence building “baby step” that could lead to subsequent steps.  One […]