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Even liberals are beginning to panic over Obama’s nuclear sell-out to Iran

Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, and former Amb. to the UN John Bolton were not the authors of the Op-Ed questioning the Iran nuclear deal.

Special to By Fred Fleitz This morning I read a Washington Post op-ed that provided an especially prescient analysis of the nuclear agreement the Obama administration is seeking with Iran. The author said in the final two paragraphs of […]

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The militarization of a China its rulers want you to think is just a peaceful, growing economy

Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with China’s State Councilor Yang Jiechi  during the U.S. China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. / Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

Sol W. Sanders As the Chinese and the Americans sat down for the seventh of their annual two-day meeting [June 22-24], set up in 2009 to maintain bilateral cooperation despite growing differences, a major transformation of the Chinese regime was […]

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Report: North Korea’s execution of defense minister confirmed


Special to Inside North Korea, Gen. Hyon Yong-chol, the highest ranking North Korean uniformed officer, was indeed executed in late April, as initially reported by the South Korean intelligence agency but has remained unconfirmed until now. Hyon had […]

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Were spies endangered by Russia, China access to Snowden files?


Special to by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct The Sunday Times report that Britain was pulling its spies out of hostile nations because their identities may have been compromised by Russian and Chinese access to the Snowden files raised an […]

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Kim’s older brothers — one in China — still seen as viable options


Special to By Lee Jong-Heon, North Korea has from the outset been dominated by the monolithic leadership of the “suryong (chieftain).” In the totalitarian environment created in the northern half of the Korean peninsula after World War II, […]

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Israel tests effects of ‘dirty’ bomb detonation at Dimona facility


Special to By Backgrounder, Since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S., Al Qaida and other jihadists have threatened to use a so-called “dirty” bomb. Also know as a radiological dispersion device (RDD), the dirty bomb […]

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PRC White Paper expands integration of military, civilian sectors

Special to By Willy Lam, Much of the discussion of the People’s Liberation Army’s just-released White Paper — China’s Military Strategy — has focused on a leap forward in China’s global hard-power projection, particularly new emphasis being put […]

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U.S., Asian allies harden stance against China’s maritime ambitions


Special to By Backgrounder, China’s claim of more than 90 percent of the entire South China Sea has awakened the United States to the implications and prompted tough talk. The discovery of China’s massive sand-pumping operation to create […]

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America’s crucial credibility abroad declines with the loss of trust — and respect


Special to by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct The retrenchment of U.S. foreign policy under Barack Obama is triggering major changes in relations with formerly stout allies around the globe. In Europe, Asia and the Middle East, trust in the […]

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Report: Iran, North Korea forging nuclear, ballistic missile ties


Special to FromBackgrounder, As Iran was steeped in negotiations with world powers over its nuclear program in April, North Korean nuclear and ballistic missile experts visited a military site near Teheran, a group of Iranian dissidents said. National […]

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