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Best of Lev: China demonstrating the will to dominate; West losing the will to resist

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Lev Navrozov, May 18, 2012 Lev Navrozov emigrated from the Soviet Union with his family in 1972. He so cherished the freedom of press he found here that he dedicated his remaining years to alerting otherwise-oblivious Americans to the global […]

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India, South Korea and U.S. find themselves on same side in the Great Game for Asia

U.S. Sec. of State John Kerry arrives in Seoul.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com Two very different visitors crossed paths in Seoul this week. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi bumped into each other after calling on President Park Geun-Hye at […]

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Rubio outlines a compelling foreign policy vision in sharp contrast with Obama’s

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — In a stirring and substantive foreign policy address, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) presented his presidential vision for a new America. Calling for transformative leadership in the 21st century, the Republican […]

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Good guys, bad guys in NE Asia high tech war race: What could go wrong?

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com The stakes are escalating in the contest for Northeast Asia. North Korea’s got nukes and lots of missiles, most recently maybe the SLBM for submarine-launched ballistic missile. The U.S. has glistening new hardware […]

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Beijing and Moscow seize the moment at WWII event to trumpet apparent strategic partnership

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, EastAsiaIntel.com Chinese President Xi Jinping has formalized his country’s quasi-alliance relationship with Russia by his high-profile participation in counterpart Vladimir Putin’s celebration of the 70th anniversary of the “defeat of Nazism in WWII.” For […]

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We’re in a new millennium, but press freedom is in rapid decline worldwide

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The targeted killings of journalists, the suffocating censorship in many countries, and the widening governmental controls on media activities, characterize the contemporary media landscape in large parts of the world. […]

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Xi Jinping’s ‘historic handshake’ offer to Taiwan’s KMT leader could backfire

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, EastAsiaIntel.com President Xi Jinping has invited Eric Chu, Chairman of Taiwan’s Kuomintang (KMT, or the Nationalists) Party for a “historic handshake” in Beijing early next month on May 4. This will be the second […]

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Change of plans: North Korea’s Kim will not make first foreign visit to Moscow after all

Moscow was to have been Kim Jong-Un's first foreign visit as North Korean leader.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The Kremlin says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will not come to Moscow for May 9 Victory Day ceremonies. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said on April 30 […]

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China’s $46 billion economic corridor to Gwadar buys Pakistan key spot on chessboard

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The rhetoric reached the heights of the Himalayas, the pomp and pageantry evoked that of an operetta, but the political optics delivered a clearly focused political message: Pakistan has a […]

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New China-Pakistan trade corridor from Gwadar to Xinjiang will transform region, but how?

Gwadar, Pakistan could develop into a major Chinese port.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Brian M Downing China and Pakistan announced with considerable fanfare, especially in Islamabad, a $46 billion dollar investment program to build a transportation corridor from the western Pakistani port of Gwadar to Xinjiang region in northwestern […]

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