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Trump holds out hope for deal with North Korea

Trump holds out hope for deal with North Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump has voiced hope that a nuclear deal with North Korea will be reached in the future. Trump held his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi on Wednesday and Thursday, but they failed to bridge their gaps on the issue of dismantling the North’s nuclear weapons program and […]

Trump slams military drills after N.K. summit ends without deal

Trump slams military drills after N.K. summit ends without deal

U.S. President Donald Trump said Sunday that he doesn’t want military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea because they are expensive and unhelpful for diplomacy with North Korea. Trump made the remark on Twitter a day after the allies announced an end to two major combined exercises — Key Resolve and Foal Eagle.   […]

Singapore: an upbeat new year’s message

Singapore: an upbeat new year’s message

Singapore prime minister Lee Hsien Loong delivered an upbeat new year’s message. On the political front a younger team is in place to take over the leadership after Lee who plans to step down in 2021. Poised to be the next prime minister is current finance minister Heng Swee Keat. Economically, Singapore has posted a […]

Has Singapore Led to Real Gains on the North Korean Nuclear Question?

Has Singapore Led to Real Gains on the North Korean Nuclear Question?

  The warm feelings of the Singapore summit between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump in June have given way to the chill of December and the reality of a coming winter. In October and November, North Korea’s state-run news agency, KCNA, published a series of commentaries warning that North Korea might resume testing nuclear […]

After Singapore, Can Sizzle Be Replaced With Steak?

After Singapore, Can Sizzle Be Replaced With Steak?

WHAT can face-to-face diplomacy between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un achieve? It is wisest not to expect a revolutionary change in Trump’s approach and instead for him to play to his strengths: ceremony and personal relationships. On substance, the South Korean-led process should be allowed to take the lead […]

Georgia to hold military exercises with US

Georgia to hold military exercises with US

In August 2016 Georgia will host the joint exercises Jackal Stone 2016 with the US Special Forces. Vestnik Kavkaza reports a delegation of the US European Command came to Georgia for the preparation. In Tbilisi they met with the Chief of General Staff of the Georgian Armed Forces, Vakhtang Kapanadze, and the Deputy Defence Minister, […]

China ready to work in a constructive manner with U.S.

China ready to work in a constructive manner with U.S.

BEIJING, June 9 (People’s Daily, Chen Shangwen) While reassuring the world Monroe Doctrine is out-of-date in the 21st century, China’s Ambassador to the U.S. launched an appeal for a peaceful South China Sea. In an article wrote for Bloomberg Review titled ” How to Bridge the Divide Over the South China Sea”, Cui Tiankai stressed […]

Chinese embassy asks US to stop muscle flexing in the South China Sea

Chinese embassy asks US to stop muscle flexing in the South China Sea

BEIJING, June 9 (People’s Daily, Chen Shangwen) “China is exercising its legitimate rights by upholding the sovereignty of our islands in the South China Sea.” The New York Times received a dispassionate retort from the Chinese embassy, in response to NYT’s editorial titled “Playing Chicken in the South China Sea”. The editorial on May 21 […]

The Photos of Georgia-US Joint Military Drills

The Photos of Georgia-US Joint Military Drills

Soldiers of Georgia, U.S. and UK participate in the joint military exercises named “Noble Partner 2016” at Vaziani base near Tbilisi in Georgia. The three-week long joint military drill involved as many as 1,300 soldiers including 500 Georgian servicemen, 650 U.S. servicemen and 150 UK soldiers who incorporate a full range of equipment. Previously Russian […]

Russia Slams US-Georgia Military Exercises

Russia Slams US-Georgia Military Exercises

Russia criticized the military exercises of the United States and neighboring Georgia by claiming this step could destabilize the region. Foreign Ministry of Russia said on May 6 that the planned military drills are provocative steps in Caucasus region: “We consider such a consistent ‘exploration’ of Georgian territory by NATO forces to be a provocative […]

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