18. 04. 2014
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Japan sends Self-Defense Force to remote island, risks angering China

          Source: UPI Japan has sent 100 members of its Self-Defense Force to its westernmost outpost, an island off the coast of Taiwan and 150 kilometers (93 miles) from...

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17. 04. 2014
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China ‘Silk Road’ plan to push Indian Ocean ports, trade zones

            Source: Hindu BusinessLine   China’s new initiative to build a “maritime silk road” to boost connectivity between the Asia-Pacific region and the Indian Ocean will prioritise building...

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14. 04. 2014
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Why the Sudden Rush Into Africa? It’s the Oil

          Source: The Root Kenya, Libya Uganda and Nigeria are thousands of miles removed from that toilet of European tension known as Ukraine, but as drama unfolds in Eastern...

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12. 04. 2014
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Top Marine in Japan: If tasked, we could retake the Senkakus from China

              Source: Stars and Stripes If the Chinese invaded the Senkaku Islands, U.S. Marines in the Pacific could recapture them, the commander of Marines in Japan said...

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11. 04. 2014
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China Creates Elite Anti-Terror Unit “Falcon Commando”

Source: China Topix China formally creates a police brigade, special elite unit called the “Falcon Commando,” tasked to respond to any threats of terrorism. President Xi Jinping formally presented the flag which will...

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10. 04. 2014
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U.S. military seeks ties with Mongolia as a counterweight to Russia and China

Source: Channel News Asia Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel Thursday endorsed stronger military ties with Mongolia as it seeks a US partnership as a counterweight to its powerful neighbours Russia and China. Hagel and...

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09. 04. 2014
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Japan, U.S. must deter ‘creeping aggression’ at sea

            Source: Japan News [...] These same capabilities could be just as easily used by our friends and allies around the world to better defend their sovereignty. That...

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06. 04. 2014
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The New Grand Game: Struggle for the domination and influence over the Caspian region, its vast natural resources and transportation routes

              Source: the malaysian insider Once considered as the Russian inner lake, the Caspian has presented itself as an open/high sea of opportunities literally overnight – not only...

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05. 04. 2014
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US to deploy 2 more destroyers to Japan by 2017 to rival China in Asia-Pacific, not North Korea

            Source: AP The U.S. will deploy two additional ballistic missile defense destroyers to Japan by 2017 as part of an effort to bolster protection from North Korean...

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04. 04. 2014
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Next Afghan president will face a battle for control of nation’s mineral wealth

Source: SCMP [...] “There is a shadow state within the state that is capturing the economy, the military power, political power and the social base,” says Javed Noorani, researcher with Integrity Watch Afghanistan...

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02. 04. 2014
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Chances of war between China and Japan increasing, says ex-PLA officer Luo Yuan

Source: South China Morning  Post A retired senior officer in the People’s Liberation Army has said a war with Japan over territorial disputes is becoming increasing likely and that China is more than...

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02. 04. 2014
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US military protecting international banking cartel

Source: Press TV “My assessment is that 90% of the value of the US dollar comes from the US military.” — Former Assistant Housing Secretary Catherine Austin Fitts For decades, America has used...

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01. 04. 2014
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China will help Tajikistan strengthen its defense capacity

              Source: Itar-Tass China gave high marks to the level of good-neighborly relations with Tajikistan as well as cooperation of the two countries in the fight against...

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31. 03. 2014
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Maritime Self-Defense Force newest ‘ninja’ submarines, it’s all about stealth

  Source: Asahi Known as the “ninja of the seas,” Japan’s Hakuryu submarine carries enough firepower to knock out an aircraft carrier with a single blow. But the Type 89 torpedo is not the...

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31. 03. 2014
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East Africa’s new great oil game

          Source: Africa Report Four leaders dominate the East African diplomatic chess-board, its diplomacy, its soldiering and its business interests. With new railways and road networks, together with new...

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30. 03. 2014
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Darwin: Australia’s most militarised city, and a lily pad for the Pentagon

  Source: Guardian [...] The militarisation of the north is unknown to most of us and thanks to this ignorance, the new Cold War brewing in the Asia Pacific region, and Darwin’s place...

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30. 03. 2014
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China may fund Filipino rebels

Source: Philippine Star Former Interior Secretary Rafael Alunan III warned against China’s feared retaliation through economic and environmental sanctions after Manila’s memorial is submitted to the arbitral tribunal on March 30. Alunan said...

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30. 03. 2014
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Japan, U.S. to create new defense body

            Source: The Japan News Japan and the United States plan to create a permanent consultative body to coordinate the operations of the Self-Defense Forces and the U.S....

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30. 03. 2014
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China-Europe route is the new ‘silk road’

Source: Taipei Times One of the world’s longest railways — a “modern-day silk road” — covers about 11,000km en route from the Chinese megacity of Chongqing to Duisburg, a key commercial hub in...

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29. 03. 2014
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Hidden dragon on the high seas

              Source: India Today China’s deployment of a nuclear-powered attack submarine in the Indian Ocean sign als the beginning of its strategic encirclement of India On December...

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26. 03. 2014
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Office of Net Assessment: Inside China’s secret three-front war vs. the U.S.

  Source: Washington Times China is waging political warfare against the United States as part of a strategy to drive the U.S. military out of Asia and control seas near its coasts, according to a Pentagon-sponsored study....

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25. 03. 2014
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Commander: U.S. military can’t conduct amphibious operations in the Pacific

        Source: Stars and Stripes The Navy and Marines do not have enough assets to carry out a contested amphibious operation in the Pacific if a crisis arises, the top...

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24. 03. 2014
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PLA may establish quick response division amid island dispute

            Source: Want China Times The People’s Liberation Army of China may establish a special division force to launch amphibious assault operations against Japan over the disputed Diaoyutai...

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24. 03. 2014
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Red-Med project : China seeks strategic foothold in Israel

          Source: DW The project would connect the 300-plus kilometers between Eilat on the Red Sea and Ashdod Port on the Mediterranean. And it could be the chance for...

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23. 03. 2014
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Britain lacks the strategic weight to ally with the U.S. in a large war in Asia

                    Source: canberra times [...] London was a big player in Asia, but that finally ended when prime minister Harold Wilson announced the withdrawal east...

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17. 03. 2014
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Japan-China COLD WAR 5 / Senkaku ‘choke points’ to check China’s Pacific advance

                  Source: Japan Times This is the fifth installment in a series on the worsening relations between Japan and China. In October last year, about...

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17. 03. 2014
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Myanmar’s northeast: China’s version of Crimea?

            Source: eleven myanmar Reports are circulating that Chinese authorities proposed to the Myanmar government before the end of last year that Wa soldiers be assigned to the...

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15. 03. 2014
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China overtakes US in trade with Africa

                Editor’s Note: United States is lagging behind China in Central Asia/Africa. U.S. is fighting wars, China is building strategic infrastructure. “How America ‘manages’ Eurasia is...

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13. 03. 2014
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Philippines to Let U.S. Build Military Facilities on Its Bases

            Source: Business Week The Philippines will let the U.S. build facilities inside the Southeast Asian nation’s military bases, under a pact that would boost the American troop...

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