This time Kim Jong-Il may not be bluffingIn an alarming analysis in an official Chinese publication, a senior advisor to the Chinese government expects North Korea to launch a war on the South in the belief that it has overwhelming military superiority.Zhang Lianggui, a professor of International Strategy at the Central Communist Party School in [...]
Kavakaz 2009 is Russia’s largest military exercise since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Russian military sources report that 8,500 troops will participate in it and the equipment that will be deployed includes 200 tanks, 450 armored vehicles, and 250 artillery pieces. Deployed in the Northern Caucasus, maneuvering near the Georgian border and involving Russian [...]
Analysts are actively debating the possible outcomes of an armed conflict between Georgia and the self-proclaimed republic of Abkhazia, which seceded from Georgia in 1992.
Without looking into the most pessimistic scenarios envisioning a nuclear conflict between Russia and NATO, let’s try to predict the possible outcomes of a Georgian-Abkhazian conflict.
In late 2007 the [...]
Defense analysts for the British intelligence service MI6 believe China is preparing for the “eventuality of a nuclear war.” The conclusion follows evidence that Beijing has built secretly a major naval base deep inside caverns which even sophisticated satellites cannot penetrate, says a report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
In an unusual development, the [...]
The number of oil-producer-based conflicts is likely to grow in the future as stratospheric prices of crude oil push more countries in the developing world to produce oil and gas. In 2001, the Bush administration’s energy task force hailed the emergence of new producers as a chance for the United States to diversify the sources [...]
Russia’s deployment of extra troops in the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia has brought the prospect of war “very close,” a minister of ex-Soviet Georgia said on Tuesday.
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A dissident Chechen military commander said on Saturday amnestied rebels recruited by Chechnya’s pro-Kremlin leader Ramzan Kadyrov were engaged in violence and stood ready for another war with Russia.
Sulim Yamadayev, in an interview with Echo Moskvy radio station, described a situation in Chechnya at odds with Kremlin claims that it has re-established [...]
Sensitive intelligence reports obtained by the U.S. over the past several months indicated that military commanders in China thought they had authority to use military forces without first seeking permission from Beijing’s leaders, the officials said.
The reports indicated the specific issue for China’s military was Taiwan’s March 22 nationwide referendum on whether to seek [...]
Indecision is the path to war. The world is about to repeat errors that led to WWII: talking peace while a dictator prepares for war.
Iran’s President again showed his contempt for the UN by announcing [...]
Even though it looks relatively peaceful on the outside, Northeast Asia is in fact the heart of the global military-industrial complex. The armies that confront each other in this region — the United States, Russia, China, Japan, and the two Koreas — are the largest in the world. They are responsible for at least 65 [...]