Paranoid in Pyongyang: NIS reports wary Kim focused on ‘decapitation’ ops

Paranoid in Pyongyang: NIS reports wary Kim focused on ‘decapitation’ ops

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Kim Jong-Un is not afraid of flying like his late father Kim Jong-Il and he has cultivated an outgoing buoyant personal like his grandfather Kim Il-Sung, Communist North Korea’s founder. But reportedly he shares one trait with his more reserved father: A tendency to check the rearview mirror often when […]

Flashback: Syrians, ‘equipment’ were in North Korea train blast

Flashback: Syrians, ‘equipment’ were in North Korea train blast

Special to WorldTribune.com By EastAsiaIntel.com, May 16, 2004 [Editors’ note: Occasionally, we republish articles of interest from our archives.] Syrian technicians accompanying unknown equipment were killed in the massive train explosion in North Korea on April 22, according to a report in a Japanese newspaper. A military specialist on Korean affairs revealed that the Syrian […]

‘Great war coming’: North Korea is finally at the brink

‘Great war coming’: North Korea is finally at the brink

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs DPRK leader Kim Jong-Un, besieged by the U.S., continues to threaten all-out nuclear war against any who threaten North Korea. But this represents only part of the equation: the DPRK’s Korean People’s Army (KPA) also prepares for non-nuclear surprise […]

Regime change: After getting played at Mar-a-lago, China moves to control outcome in Pyongyang

Regime change: After getting played at Mar-a-lago, China moves to control outcome in Pyongyang

by WorldTribune Staff, April 18, 2017 China is preparing for the ultimate fallout from the current North Korea crisis, according to the new edition of Geostrategy-Direct.com. Convinced that the Trump administration may be preparing a preemptive strike to bring regime change in Pyongyang, the Chinese Communist Party headed by Xi Jinping is acting to make […]

Trumped: What the Mar-a-lago summit revealed about the limits of Chinese power

Trumped: What the Mar-a-lago summit revealed about the limits of Chinese power

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Chinese President Xi Jinping appears not only to have underestimated U.S. President Donald Trump, but also to have exposed Beijing’s weaknesses for the world to see. Trump’s ordered missile strikes on a Syrian airbase on April 6 occurred while conducting a critical summit meeting with Xi at the U.S. president’s […]

U.S. missile strike on Syrian air base signals dramatic shift in Middle East policy

U.S. missile strike on Syrian air base signals dramatic shift in Middle East policy

Special to WorldTribune.com Special Report by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct.com President Donald Trump has backed up remarks about his revulsion at the Syrian military’s use of sarin gas that killed some 100 civilians and injured scores more by ordering a large cruise missile attack against the Syrian air base from where the attack was launched. […]

Korea watch: U.S. sends 2 carrier groups and B-1Bs, expedites THAAD deployment

Korea watch: U.S. sends 2 carrier groups and B-1Bs, expedites THAAD deployment

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Starting March 1, more than 320,000 military personnel from the United States and South Korea have been conducting the largest military exercise in recent memory. The drill, which will last 2 months ending on April 30, takes place at a time of extreme danger and uncertainty. North Korea has revved […]

Kim Jong-Nam’s Chinese bodyguards disappeared before his assassination

Kim Jong-Nam’s Chinese bodyguards disappeared before his assassination

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Two Chinese bodyguards appointed by Beijing to protect the half-brother of North Korea’s dictator were mysteriously absent at the moment when he was accosted by two female agents in Kuala Lumpur on the day before Valentine’s Day. Kim Jong-Nam was the oldest known son of the late dictator Kim Jong-Il […]

Trump’s strategic ambiguity on Korea has China on edge

Trump’s strategic ambiguity on Korea has China on edge

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Chinese officials and analysts said Beijing remains “uncertain” about the Trump administration and its strategy on the two Koreas. “The prolonged silence” from the Trump administration “is making Beijing increasingly uncertain and uncomfortable, and complicating its plans to reduce the threat that the United States and its network of alliances […]

China weighs influence options with $3 trillion hard currency reserves — Geostrategy-Direct

China weighs influence options with $3 trillion hard currency reserves — Geostrategy-Direct

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct China’s Supreme Leader Xi Jinping has ordered a drastic reduction in the speed and volume of buying influence in foreign countries due to China’s economic slowdown and the meager payback from many recipient nations. China has the world’s largest hard currency reserve, currently at a staggering amount of $3 trillion, […]

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