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The backstory to Russia’s S-300 missile sale to Iran, defying bans

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com At the most critical juncture of the difficult 6-party talk with Iran on ending Tehran’s nuclear program, the Kremlin announced it was lifting the ban on exporting to Iran an advanced missile defense […]

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Beijing’s hard power push seen stigmatizing nation for ‘imperial overreach’

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, EastAsiaIntel.com The Xi Jinping administration’s aggressive power projection in the South China Sea could deal a frontal blow to Beijing’s “peripheral diplomacy,” which is supposed to improve the country’s relations with neighbors in the […]

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Continuing hack attacks on U.S. interests revive plans for long-range cyber missile

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Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct For the past five years the U.S. Air Force has been developing, albeit sporadically, a cyber missile, a long-range weapon unlike any in the U.S. arsenal. CHAMP – the counter-electronic high-powered microwave […]

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Regrets: Only 25 countries to join Putin’s WWII victory gala on Red Square

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The U.S.-led boycott threatens to rain on Vladimir Putin’s military parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. The Kremlin is concerned that too few party-goers will attend its major celebration. The military parade […]

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N. Korea deploys hackers overseas with day jobs as traders, engineers

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, EastAsiaIntel.com SEOUL — North Korea’s state-run cyber war operations have expanded hacking attempts on South Korean nuclear power plants, city gas networks, subways and railways, according to intelligence officials and defectors. The cyber attacks […]

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Play it again Sam . . . : Flashback on Russian plans to send Iran its S-300 missile system

Russia conducted a test of its S-300 missile system in 2013.

Iran in hurry for S-300 missile system but Moscow hints at delay April 14, 2015: An Iranian official says that Tehran believes Russia will deliver S-300 missile systems to the Middle East state this year, but a top ally of […]

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In Mao-like move, Xi recruits 10 million Internet youth ‘warriors’, rattles Hong Kong

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, EastAsiaIntel.com A leaked internal document of the Communist Youth League (CYL) – the youth wing of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) – has exposed plans by Chinese authorities to recruit more than 10 million […]

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Hello: Iran — with North Korea — already has nukes and missiles, and is on the move

Iranian President Hasan Rouhani, center, and North Korea's Kim Yong Nam, right, in Iran last August. / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs The Iran “nuclear” deal does not stop Iran gaining nuclear weapons. But it does have unintended consequences of global significance. Much hand-wringing by international commentators accompanied the revelation that a deal had been […]

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Social media knife in America’s back: ISIL’s top threat not beheadings or infiltration

Navy Adm. William Gortney, commander of the Colorado-based U.S. Northern Command.

Special to WorldTribune.com The Islamic State of Iraq and Levant horrified the West with its mass beheadings of hostages and used its notoriety to attract restless youth worldwide. But such barbaric tactics is not what primarily concerns Navy Adm. William […]

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Putin tell spooks Russia arrested nearly 300 Western spies in 2014

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com On the even of the 15th anniversary of his rise to the Russian presidency, Vladimir Putin presided over a national security and intelligence conference in Moscow on March 26 and issued a dire […]

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