Asia-Pacific

The Asia-Pacific is home to more people than any other region. Centered on the western rim of the Pacific Ocean, this region includes the easternmost countries of continental Asia as well as the archipelagos that punctuate the coast.

Kim Jong-Un presiding over a target strike exercise conducted by the special operation forces of the Korean People's Army (KPA) at an undisclosed location

North Korea and Biological Weapons: Assessing the Evidence

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Executive SummaryNorth Korea’s announcement that it is developing a vaccine for COVID-19 has focused renewed attention on Pyongyang’s purported biological weapons (BW) program. Over the past three years, three...
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US announces $2.4 bn sale of coastal defense systems to Taiwan

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The United States on Monday said it had approved a $2.4 billion sale of 100 Harpoon coastal defense systems to Taiwan, defying Beijing's anger over a $1 billion missile...
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‘Selective’ Bipolarity? From a Coalition of War to a Coalition of Sanctions

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The US-China split is evolving into a long-term rivalry. It is unlikely to be affected by the US elections or the mitigation of certain current irritants like the COVID-19...
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China holds simultaneous military drills in four seas

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China has begun five military exercises simultaneously along different parts of its coast, the second time in two months it will have such concurrent drills against a backdrop of...

US bans WeChat, TikTok from app stores, threatens shutdowns

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The U.S. Commerce Department said Friday it will ban Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat from U.S. app stores on Sunday and will bar the apps from accessing essential internet services...
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U.S. pushes arms sales surge to Taiwan, needling China

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The United States plans to sell as many as seven major weapons systems, including mines, cruise missiles and drones to Taiwan, four people familiar with the discussions said, as...
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New ‘Bionic Eye’ Linked to Chip in Brain Could Cure Blindness

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A team of researchers has built a bionic device that they say can restore vision to the blind through a brain implant.It has been more than...

In race to replace Japan’s Abe, loyalist Suga emerges as strong contender

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Yoshihide Suga, a longtime lieutenant of Japan’s Shinzo Abe, has emerged as a strong contender to succeed him as prime minister, an outcome that would extend the fiscal and...
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This Experimental Drone Could Change America’s War Strategy-Is the Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie the future...

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BY ALEX HOLLINGSMAR 17, 2020For nearly 20 years, the United States Air Force has been focused on anti-terror operations in uncontested airspace. Now, as America transitions its focus away...
Kim Jong-Un presiding over a target strike exercise conducted by the special operation forces of the Korean People's Army (KPA) at an undisclosed location

Samjiyon Construction Spreads to Several Towns Across the Region

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Recent commercial satellite imagery indicates that stage three of North Korea’s project to redevelop the Samjiyon area is well underway. Despite its relatively small population, Samjiyon County has always...
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Russia’s embassy calls on London to stop dangerous provocations about Ukraine

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Russia’s embassy in the UK has urged the British Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office to stop dangerous rhetorical provocations about Ukraine, explaining anti-Russian propaganda...
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Ukraine receives second batch of U.S. weapons in Russian stand-off

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Ukraine's Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov said on Sunday the country had received a second consignment of weapons from the United States as part of...
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German navy chief resigns over controversial comments on Putin, Crimea

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Germany's navy chief stepped down on Saturday after drawing criticism for saying Russian President Vladimir Putin deserved respect and that Kyiv would never winback...
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Baltic nations to ship Washington-endorsed arms to Ukraine

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The Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania plan to send U.S.-made anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles to Ukraine, a move that the United States...
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Qatar and US talk gas supplies as Russia threatens Ukraine

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The talks with Qatar and some EU nations have focused on new ways to secure alternative seaborne liquefied natural gas cargoesOfficials are concerned that...