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Trump crisis in Beijing: Five ‘knowns and unknowns’ have Xi Jinping in the panic mode

Trump crisis in Beijing: Five ‘knowns and unknowns’ have Xi Jinping in the panic mode

By Willy Lam, ‘Inside China’, Geostrategy-Direct.com “As we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns — the ones we don’t know we don’t […]

 WILLY LAM

All is not well in China, but CCP media unleash glowing info-offensive

All is not well in China, but CCP media unleash glowing info-offensive

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, ‘Inside China’, Geostrategy-Direct.com Propaganda specialists surrounding President Xi Jinping are working overtime to burnish his reputation as a close-to-the-people savior who can best acquit himself of Chairman Mao’s “serve the people” credo. Xinhua News Agency over the weekend released a long dispatch on “the basic reform orientations” of Xi […]

 FreePressers Staff

Russia, China unite against U.S. THAAD despite North’s test

Russia, China unite against U.S. THAAD despite North’s test

Special to WorldTribune.com By EastAsiaIntel.com On April 29, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi issued a joint statement objecting to the contemplated deployment in South Korea of the U.S. Theater High Altitude Area Defense [THAAD] missile interceptor system. But what is unusual is that the joint Russian-Chinese objection to THAAD […]

 FreePressers Staff

Nuclear Kim: Leader launches ‘Byongjin’ doctrine to mark his era

Nuclear Kim: Leader launches ‘Byongjin’ doctrine to mark his era

Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, EastAsiaIntel.com On the heels of the Party Congress in which North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un presented a five-year economic plan, North Korea has kicked off tougher “work-harder campaigns.” North Koreans, already struggling with hunger and the stresses of survival in the repressive society, are being mobilized for new construction […]

 JONG-HEON LEE

N. Korea plans extended SLBM range, large subs for nuclear attacks

N. Korea plans extended SLBM range, large subs for nuclear attacks

Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, EastAsiaIntel.com SEOUL — North Korea has prioritized increasing the rage of its submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) to 2,000 kilometers, a military source here said. The North is also said to be building 3,000-ton submarines that can carry multiple SLBMs, the source said. “North Korea is believed to have made […]

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After policy disasters, U.S. AFRICOM to deploy troops to 35 countries

After policy disasters, U.S. AFRICOM to deploy troops to 35 countries

Compiled by Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com The United States will deploy troops to 35 African countries in 2013 to deal with increasing Al Qaida or Al Qaida-like terrorist threats. The total number of Africa-bound troops will be around 3,500 and they will come from the 2nd Brigade’s Heavy Combat Team of the First Infantry Division based […]

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Drone Wars: U.S. maintains tech advantage with carrier-based X-47B

Drone Wars: U.S. maintains tech advantage with carrier-based X-47B

Compiled by Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com A new arms race is heating up as major countries rush to develop their unmanned air surveillance and combat vehicles. On Dec. 1, a French-led multinational consortium launched the newest combat drone prototype from a French air base. The test of the UAV, called nEUROn, marks the entrance into the […]

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Report: Hamas fired Chinese-made WS-1E rockets into Israel

Report: Hamas fired Chinese-made WS-1E rockets into Israel

Compiled by Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com Among the thousands of rockets and mortar shells recently fired from Gaza by Hamas into Israel were Chinese-made WS-1E rockets. These and various types of Iranian-made Qassem rockets were identified as the main types that were fired from Gaza, according to the German magazine Der Spiegel. The WS-1E (Weishi-1E or […]

 FreePressers Staff

Headlines for June 22 edition

BACKGROUNDER Gates alludes to emerging U.S. strategy to diminish superpower status Cable: Iran looking to Namibia to augment limited uranium supply Tech transfers to Iran by Taiwan firm continued despite prosecution DOSSIER: Eurasia Group Report upbeat on conflict resolution in Sudan, stability in Iran, Turkey FOCUS ON IRAN Iran’s tech advances seen increasing range, reliability […]

 FreePressers Staff

Ahmadinejad in trouble at home as Iran’s regime rethinks its strategy

NICOSIA — The heat is rising for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who finds himself at odds with Iran’s ruling clerics headed by Ali Khamenei. Pressure from international sanctions, the attack of the Stuxnet computer virus on Iran’s budding nuclear program and the unexpected series of Arab uprisings has altered the chessboard for Iranian strategists. (FULL STORY)