Pentagon tracks China test of long-range missile with 10 warheads

Pentagon tracks China test of long-range missile with 10 warheads

by WorldTribune Staff, January 31, 2017 U.S. officials said China’s recent test of a long-range missile with 10 warheads indicates Beijing is intent on increasing its nuclear arsenal. “The flight test of the DF-5C missile was carried out earlier this month using 10 multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicles, or MIRVs,” the Washington Free Beacon reported […]

Time for Taiwan to elevate its strategic role in northeast Asia

Time for Taiwan to elevate its strategic role in northeast Asia

Special to WorldTribune.com By Parris H. Chang President Tsai Ing-wen’s phone call with U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump last December and his questioning of the “one China” policy have angered Beijing. China’s foreign minister Wang Yi jeered at Tsai for playing a “petty trick;” her call, however, was planned weeks in advance and assisted by Trump’s […]

Beijing exploits Seoul crisis in bid to shatter anti-China alliance

Beijing exploits Seoul crisis in bid to shatter anti-China alliance

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct.com China is seizing upon new gaps in the powerful pro-U.S. alliances in northeast Asia in the early days of the Trump administration. Meanwhile, South Korea’s ambassador to the U.S., top envoy to China and mission chiefs to Russia, Japan and the UN were summoned to take part in an unprecedented […]

Trump’s opening chess move puts northeast Asia on notice

Trump’s opening chess move puts northeast Asia on notice

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk President Donald Trump has now made his first substantive move in foreign policy with broad repercussions for Northeast Asia, including both Korea and Japan. The consequences may be far-reaching. By signing an executive order formally withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Trump has signaled that he may actually carry […]

Make China great again: Xi Jinping offers solace to Trumped global elites

Make China great again: Xi Jinping offers solace to Trumped global elites

by WorldTribune Staff, January 25, 2017 Chinese President Xi Jinping is “stepping up” as the new defender of globalism. As a populist wave swept through Europe and ushered in the Trump administration in Washington, Xi was in Switzerland vowing to leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos that China was ready to play a […]

Geostrategy-Direct: China, N. Korea salivating at paralysis in Seoul

Geostrategy-Direct: China, N. Korea salivating at paralysis in Seoul

Geostrategy-Direct Top headlines in the Jan. 24, 2017 edition.                 Japan’s Abe stepped up as Obama dithered                   The real Trump dossier: Reforming U.S. intelligence               China salivates at the paralysis in Seoul Please […]

Trump world: What The Donald inherits

Trump world: What The Donald inherits

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Chaos, Conflict and Crisis are some of the words describing the combustible global situation the new American President Donald J. Trump inherits from his predecessor. Far from a stable world order, Donald Trump is entering a complex foreign maze in which he must decipher, decode […]

Snowden plays Snowden: Time to take the show on the road?

Snowden plays Snowden: Time to take the show on the road?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk As Donald Trump is inaugurated in Washington, it may be timely to wonder what if anything did Edward Snowden, in Moscow, have to do with his election. Would Snowden be letting his skills go to waste? Might he be sharing notes with Russian friends on cyber-sleuthing and cyber-espionage ― […]

China praises Obama as ‘most pacifist’ U.S. president, hails ‘failure’ of Asia Pivot

China praises Obama as ‘most pacifist’ U.S. president, hails ‘failure’ of Asia Pivot

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct.com China’s state media has not obsessed about President Barack Obama’s “legacy” to the degree America’s 44th president has. It has not however missed the opportunity to celebrate the “failure” of his celebrated “Asia Pivot” strategy while finding other positive things to say about the exiting leader. However, unlike Mr. Obama […]

Taiwan scrambles fighter jets as China carrier enters strait

Taiwan scrambles fighter jets as China carrier enters strait

by WorldTribune Staff, January 11, 2017 Taiwan’s military was on placed on high alert as a group of Chinese ships, led by the Liaoning aircraft carrier, transited the Taiwan Strait on Jan. 11. According to Taiwan’s Defense Ministry, Beijing’s Soviet-built aircraft carrier, returning from exercises in the South China Sea, had not entered Taiwan’s territorial […]

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