It is Asia That is in US Crosshairs

By Mathew Maavak Imagine that you lead the US deep state, and you are observing the real-time flow of Western technology, industry and next-generation skills to the East with alarm. How will you reverse this trend with one master stroke and temporarily staunch the decline of Pax Americana? A rapid socio-economic meltdown across Asia might produce this … Continue reading It is Asia That is in US Crosshairs

China’s Experiment in Djibouti

China’s role in Africa is changing from resource extractor to long-term strategic partner. Djibouti is a prime example By François Dubé On April 8, 2016 China’s Ministry of Defense reported that construction of China’s first oversea military base had begun. The naval military base – officially a logistics support base – is located in Djibouti, a … Continue reading China’s Experiment in Djibouti

Assessing Russia’s Military Strength

Is America Seeking "Preventive War" to Forestall the Rise of Russian Power? ANDREI MARTYANOV There is a popular point of view in some of Russia’s political circles, especially among those who profess monarchist views and cling to a famous meme of 1913 Tsarist Russia development statistics, that WW I was started by Germany to forestall … Continue reading Assessing Russia’s Military Strength

Japan’s amphibious force still well outdistanced by China rival

Japan last month commissioned a second of its new class of destroyer that can carry multiple helicopters By Grant Newsham Japan’s Maritime Self Defense Force last month commissioned the JS Kaga, the second vessel in its newest class of destroyers that offer amphibious benefits as they can carry up to nine helicopters. Shortly before the … Continue reading Japan’s amphibious force still well outdistanced by China rival

Cambodia dumps US military aid, echoing trend in Southeast Asia

The move comes as the region continues to drift toward China By Asia Unhedged Without giving an explanation, the Cambodian government has asked the US to end a military aid program in the country. The US Navy Mobile Construction Battalion, or Seabees, has provided humanitarian assistance throughout the country for almost a decade. The decision to … Continue reading Cambodia dumps US military aid, echoing trend in Southeast Asia