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The divide over missile defense

The Japan Times - ‎vor 1 Stunde‎
China and Russia have condemned the plan announced by Washington and Seoul to deploy an advanced U.S. missile defense system in South Korea in response to North Korea's repeated ballistic missile and nuclear weapons tests, charging that ... China needs ...

Flashpoints-strewn regional security forum kicks off

The Korea Herald - ‎vor 3 Stunden‎
The two Koreas, the U.S., China, Japan and other major regional powers are embarking on a diplomatic race this week at a security forum in Vientiane amid tension over North Korea's ceaseless military provocations and the planned stationing of U.S. anti ...

How Should the Republican Party Approach China Policy?

Foreign Policy (blog) - ‎22.07.2016‎
Donald Trump has described this single political act as the worst trade deal in American history, and the following statistics certainly support that assessment: Since China joined the WTO, over 70,000 American factories have closed. ... On the third ...

Asia Pacific|Maybe North Korea's Nuclear Goals Are More Serious Than Once Thought

New York Times - ‎13.07.2016‎
This does not, however, adequately explain North Korea's recent flurry of weapons tests, often using unproven technology that tends to fail many times, bringing embarrassment to a government that prefers to project confidence, and that incurs heavy ...

The Early Edition: July 22, 2016

Just Security - ‎22.07.2016‎
A member of the militia said that at least 16 militiamen were killed and their weapons destroyed. ... Reuters reports that Bahrain, home to the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet, frequently accuses Iran, a Shi'ite theocracy, of being behind bomb attacks ...

Changes THAAD can bring

Korea Times - ‎20.07.2016‎
Their state media produce reports about possible consequences of the presence of a U.S. missile system on the Korean Peninsula and how it will affect their strategic interests in Northeast Asia almost daily. ... In this sense, South Korea's decision to ...

How to prevent theater nuclear warfare

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists - ‎15.07.2016‎
Recently, in response to North Korea's fourth nuclear test and a test of an intermediate-range missile, Seoul agreed to deploy a US missile defense system, known as Terminal High Altitude Area Defense. ... So they seek ballistic missiles of their own ...

Stopping North Korean Missiles: An Alternative to THAAD

The Diplomat - ‎18.07.2016‎
Unrestrained by international sanctions based on UNSC Resolution 2270, North Korea continues to test intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBMs) and claims to have miniaturized its nuclear warheads. On July 7, 2016 the South Korean ... to North Korea ...

THE AMERICAN ELECTIONS: WHO'S WHO PART I – Profile Of Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton

Global News Network - ‎22.07.2016‎
Raised in a politically conservative household, Rodham helped canvass Chicago's South Side at age thirteen following the very close 1960 U.S. presidential election, where she saw evidence of electoral fraud (such as voting list entries showing ...

For Some South Koreans, THAAD Deterrence Not Worth Risk

Voice of America - ‎13.07.2016‎
He also said the location of the THAAD battery will protect important national facilities such as nuclear power plants and strengthen the military capabilities of the South Korea-U.S. alliance. Speculation ... Beijing's Foreign Ministry said THAAD “far ...

China and Russia's North Korea problem

East Asia Forum - ‎16.07.2016‎
Following the meeting the two sides issued a joint statement outlining their views on global strategic stability. ... North Korea's recent nuclear test and the launching of an orbital rocket and a pair of medium-range missiles threaten China and Russia ...

GOP Convention Primetime Speech Text Embargoed For Delivery

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎18.07.2016‎
But I have a theory about why they missed the Trump Train: they don't hang out with regular folks like us who hunt, fish, pray and actually work for a living.

The Role of Sanctions in US-Russian Relations

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace - ‎14.07.2016‎
Before the impact of sanctions on Russia can be assessed, it is necessary to differentiate among the many types of sanctions the United States has imposed on the Soviet Union and its successor state, the Russian Federation, both during and after the ...

Conflict in the South China Sea: A Socialist Analysis

Socialist Alternative - ‎15.07.2016‎
Alongside North Korea's nuclear brinkmanship and the enduring India-Pakistan tensions, the conflict in the South China Sea has now become one of Asia's major flashpoints. It is where the most direct confrontation between the world's two largest ...

Tribunal slams China on South China Sea, but Beijing couldn't care less

Firstpost - ‎12.07.2016‎
As the world watched with baited breath for the ruling by the Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) on the territorial claims of the Philippines - filed in 2013 against China over disputed areas in the South China Sea with Manila seeking a ...

Senator Wants Navy Freedom of Navigation Operation Past Mischief Reef

USNI News - ‎12.07.2016‎
“In the coming weeks the U.S. Navy should conduct a FON op at Mischief Reef, which the Hauge tribunal has determined is a low-tide elevation,” he said speaking at Center of Strategic and International Studies conference on the South China Sea on ...

North Korea is the Thorn in Russia and China's Side - ‎18.07.2016‎
Following the meeting, the two sides issued a joint statement outlining their views on global strategic stability. The statement ... North Korea's recent nuclear test and the launching of an orbital rocket and a pair of medium-range missiles threaten ...

Senate to vote again on defense spending

Politico - ‎14.07.2016‎
FIRST LOOK - SENATE DEMS SEEK JORDAN INVESTIGATION OVER STOLEN WEAPONS: A half-dozen Senate Democrats want the Obama administration to investigate the alleged theft by Jordanian intelligence officers of U.S. weapons intended for Syrian rebels. In a ...

Joint Statement After The Meeting Between Raksha Mantri and Japanese Defence Minister in New Delhi

Business Standard - ‎14.07.2016‎
The Ministers expressed grave concern over North Korea's continued development of its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes.