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Most productive responses to economic fears? Look to China and Russia

Gregory R. Copley, Global Information System Fear and uncertainty create patterns, paths of their own. And societies are again in a mosaic of uncertainty — and resultant fear — over the fate and durability of the social and security frameworks once taken for granted. Mass reaction to these fears will trigger transformative change. But there […]

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Ideological split surfaces in one of world's most secret political parties

Ideological split surfaces in one of world's most secret political parties

By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com A top priority of China’s labyrinthine propaganda apparatus is to convince Chinese and foreigners alike that the Chinese leadership is a picture of unity and camaraderie. Yet a sizeable chink in the armor was exposed by talks given in Shenzhen by Premier Wen Jiabao and President Hu Jintao within a space […]

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U.S. covert action in Kandahar called key to offensive against Taliban

U.S. covert action in Kandahar called key to offensive against Taliban

Compiled by Bill Gertz   U.S. special operations forces are working behind the scenes in Kandahar to covertly knock out Taliban terrorist cells and networks of insurgents in the key stronghold city of 500,000 people, according to military intelligence officials. The operations include hundreds of Army special forces units and Navy SEALs, including the elite […]

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Khomeini and 9/11: Americans and the Iranian people have the same enemy

Khomeini and 9/11: Americans and the Iranian people have the same enemy

By Sheda Vasseghi On the anniversary of a national tragedy and foreign attack on American soil followed by multiple physical and psychological battle fronts which radically changed U.S. perspective and policy in the Middle East, a key question remains:  Now what?   September 11 brought Americans face to face with Islamism – a new ideology to […]

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Hit with regional blowback over its N. Korea policy, Beijng renews push for talks

Hit with regional blowback over its N. Korea policy, Beijng renews push for talks

By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com President Hu Jintao has put pressure on Kim Jong-Il to re-start the Six-Party Talks during the North Korean dictator’s just-ended tour of two northeastern Chinese provinces.This is partly to offset the damage done to China’s international reputation due to Beijing’s refusal to condemn Pyongyang for its role in sinking the South […]

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Koch: 'I am a believer' in the reality of Middle East peace

By Ed Koch Everyone who is commenting on the new peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians seems to give the talks their blessing and hope for a successful outcome – everyone except the Islamic terrorists in Gaza and elsewhere and their sponsor, Iran. Just about all the pundits say they basically know what the […]

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Storm clouds loom over Japan: Where have you gone, Junichiro Koizumi?

Storm clouds loom over Japan: Where have you gone, Junichiro Koizumi?

By Sol W. Sanders Japan’s ship of state has sailed into the perfect storm. The ruling Democratic Party of Japan’s leadership battle set for Sept. 15 will only contribute to the miasma. Whether Prime Minister Naoto Kan hangs on or challenger Ichiro Ozawa ousts him, neither has demonstrated a talent for attacking the country’s deep, […]

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'Turning the page' in Iraq: And now, chapter II.

'Turning the page' in Iraq: And now, chapter II.

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In an near emotionless and vapid address from the Oval Office, President Barack Obama told Americans that the “page has been turned” and American combat units have been withdrawn from Iraq. Thus seven years after the start of the contentious war in Iraq, we were happily heading home. […]

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Classified Pentagon network hacked with virus that transmitted data

Classified Pentagon network hacked with virus that transmitted data

Compiled by Bill Gertz, Geostrategy-Direct.com A foreign intelligence service compromised classified Pentagon computer networks in 2008 using a portable thumb drive, according to the deputy secretary of defense. Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn disclosed new details of the 2008 penetration but did not reveal which foreign service was behind the compromise he called Operation Yankee […]

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Old Bush hand points new finger of blame on sinking of S. Korean ship

Old Bush hand points new finger of blame on sinking of S. Korean ship

By Donald Kirk QUANTICO, Virginia – North Korea has found an advocate in a most unlikely place for its claim of innocence in the sinking of the South Korean corvette the Cheonan on March 26. How about the former chairman and president of the Korea Society, a forum in New York for cultural events, news […]