Russian military forces have been gathering in Dagestan’s mountainous districts at the Georgian and Azerbaijani borders, Contact.az reported Aug. 29, citing a number of Dagestani internet sources.
Both the troops and the military equipment have been amassed in the Botlikh district, according to Vdagestan.com.
Local residents reported that the military forces intend to hit the [...]
But the most unappreciated problem with investing in China is the unexpected risks that arise. “The government can close us down suddenly, or it can help native Chinese firms to steal our technology and gradually replace us in the market,” says one U.S. CEO of his firm’s China operation who asked to remain anonymous. Foreign [...]
It’s not that Wen Jiabao doesn’t get the extent to which the supposedly unstoppable China has hit a wall. Just as in 2009, the premier is visiting key industrial cities such as Guangdong and Zhejiang. Wen is facing dour looks from manufacturers surrounded by mounting piles of unsold goods, a rare experience for the main [...]
Foreign commentators are correct that a good deal of the impetus for popular and elite pressure for a tougher Chinese approach on territorial issues rests with the type of nationalism that has been fostered with increased vigor by the Chinese authorities since the end of the Cold War and the collapse of international [...]
But the agency’s report has also put Israel in a corner, documenting that Iran is close to crossing what Israel has long said is its red line: the capability to produce nuclear weapons in a location invulnerable to [...]
Much of that research attempted to understand why banks failed in unison, sapping the credit markets and crashing the economy. It was a chain of events that the Ph.D.s at the Fed had failed to foresee. Their subsequent research has given them a better grasp of why they missed the collapse, but it’s also revealed [...]
In recent years, however, China’s economic model had become increasingly problematic. As consumers in Europe, Japan, and the United States, saddled with economic challenges at home, reduced their consumption, an export-centered economy has proven to be unsustainable, with unsold goods—everything from toys to automobiles—reportedly piling up on factory floors and showrooms across the country. Chinese [...]
In 2009, to considerable fanfare, the U.S. Navy, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and defense firm Lockheed Martin inaugurated the Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile program. Researchers considered two variants, a subsonic LRASM-A and a supersonic LRASM-B, before scrapping the LRASM-B last January. Testing of the LRASM-A’s sensor suite commenced this spring, while DARPA
This article states that the”zone of immunity” as defined by Defense Minister Ehud Barak will be reached in a matter of weeks. This implies that Israel must bomb Iran within weeks or it will be too late.
The Israelis in favor of military action, led by Defense Minister Ehud Barak, the most outspoken proponent of [...]
North Korea’s “new look” leadership, including speculation about both leadership and potential economic reforms, have drawn the lion’s share of media attention in recent weeks. As a result, the fact that North Korea’s nuclear program continues unchecked has dropped from the headlines following North Korea’s failed rocket launch in April and [...]