Report of Huawei’s 3G wireless network in North Korea raises eyebrows

Report of Huawei’s 3G wireless network in North Korea raises eyebrows

FPI / September 17, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un insists on isolating the nation’s population from the world. Merely purchasing a Western-made movie on the black market can get a North Korean citizen sent to a prison camp, or worse. So, why would the young dictator be interested in Chinese tech giant Huawei’s […]

Mattis memoir: Compared to ISIS, Iran ‘by far the more deadly threat’; Obama unconcerned

Mattis memoir: Compared to ISIS, Iran ‘by far the more deadly threat’; Obama unconcerned

FPI / September 13, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com During his time as head of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), Jim Mattis had long warned of Iran’s threat to Mideast stability. It was these warnings that ultimately led to his being fired by then-President Barack Obama, who was more likely to placate than punish the Islamic Republic, Mattis says […]

Chinese mystery missile, the DF-20, could appear in Oct. 1 parade

Chinese mystery missile, the DF-20, could appear in Oct. 1 parade

FPI / September 6, 2019 By Richard Fisher, Geostrategy-Direct.com An Aug. 29 article on new missiles that may be displayed in China’s ten-year large military parade on Oct. 1 stated these would include, “hypersonic missiles such as the DF-17 and DF-20 which are capable of breaching missile shields….,” according to “military sources” cited by South […]

Fear in Taipei: Violent suppression in Hong Kong could precipitate Chinese attack

Fear in Taipei: Violent suppression in Hong Kong could precipitate Chinese attack

FPI / September 5, 2019 By Richard Fisher, Geostrategy-Direct.com TAIPEI — During a meeting here on Aug. 26, a source close to the leadership of the government of Taiwan told Geostrategy-Direct of fears that a violent Chinese government crackdown on months-long protests in Hong Kong could also lead to a Chinese decision to attack Taiwan. […]

China’s JH-7A challenged Japan warships in simulated attack near Senkakus

China’s JH-7A challenged Japan warships in simulated attack near Senkakus

FPI / August 29, 2019 By Richard Fisher, Geostrategy-Direct.com Chinese Xian Aircraft Corporation JH-7A strike fighters conducted a simulated attack on Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force “escort vessels” in late May, according to an Aug. 19 report in The Japan Times. This incident took place near the disputed Senkaku Islands and the report disclosed that […]

Report: Israeli strikes on Iraq greenlighted by U.S., Russia

Report: Israeli strikes on Iraq greenlighted by U.S., Russia

FPI / August 28, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com The United States and Russia gave the go-ahead for Israel to launch airstrikes on Iranian weapons warehouses in Iraq, a report said. Citing a Western diplomatic source, the Arabic-language Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper reported on Aug. 21 that an understanding between the nations stresses that Israel should not officially declare […]

Report: China sees Pacific Islands as ‘power-projection superhighway’

Report: China sees Pacific Islands as ‘power-projection superhighway’

FPI / August 22, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com In becoming the first sitting U.S. Secretary of State to visit the Federated States of Micronesia earlier this month, Mike Pompeo hailed the island nations of the Pacific as “small islands” which “are big strongholds of freedom.” Washington has long held sway over the region, but analysts say China […]

Unreported: China’s exploitation of U.S.-Iran showdown in the Gulf

Unreported: China’s exploitation of U.S.-Iran showdown in the Gulf

FPI / August 18, 2019 Excerpted from Geostrategy-Direct.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs All attention is focused on the twists-and-turns of the very noisy U.S.-Iran dispute in the Persian Gulf, but all the while the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is rapidly and quietly consolidating a dominant presence in the area […]

Tokyo-Seoul fight closely tracked by China, Russia, North Korea

Tokyo-Seoul fight closely tracked by China, Russia, North Korea

FPI / August 15, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com As the trade-culture conflict between Seoul and Tokyo heats up, South Korea’s president has floated the controversial idea of a partnership with North Korea. The move by left-leaning President Moon Jae-In amid a sinking economy was cheered by the South’s official media but enraged the nation’s conservatives. The South […]

China reacts with fury at U.S. plans to deploy missiles in Asia

China reacts with fury at U.S. plans to deploy missiles in Asia

FPI / August 14, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com By Richard Fisher China spent the week following the Aug. 2 U.S. departure from the 1987 Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, criticizing Washington’s decision. A senior official pushed back against the Aug. 3 statement by U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper that the U.S. would like to begin deploying […]

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