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Dr. Harald Malmgren’s Global View

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Dr. Harald Malmgren is a recognized expert on world trade and investment flows. Full info and related articles are highly recommended and found at Defense.info At Yale University Malmgren was Scholar of the House and research assistant to Nobel Laureate Thomas…

China Lands Bomber on South China Sea Island

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The Chinese air force has landed long-range bombers for the first time on an airport in the South China Sea, a state newspaper said Saturday, in a move likely to further fuel concerns about Beijing’s expansive claims over the disputed…

China’s illegal occupation of Tahiti

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TAHITI — China’s strategic and military interests in the South Pacific are expanding rapidly. They build on longstanding links and fill the vacuum left by receding U.S. and French power projection in the region, as well as Australia and New…

What North Korea Is Really Saying (And Not Saying) About Denuclearization

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In the current pre-meeting phase, it would make little sense for North Korea to lean too far forward in its public statements. Overall, although Pyongyang has not explicitly touched on the subject of a possible Kim-Trump summit through its state-sponsored media…

Trade Wars: China Strikes Back

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China unveils tariffs on $50 billion in U.S. imports, mirroring the Trump administration’s penalties on Chinese goods. On April 3,  the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative released a list of Chinese products that could be targeted under the Trump…

Erdogan sees likely cooperation with Assad against YPG

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ERBIL, Kurdistan Region(Rudaw) – Following a summit in Russia on the Syria crisis Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he does not rule out future cooperation with Damascus against the Kurdish authorities in Syrian Kurdistan-Rojava. Erdogan said his government did…

Chinese Diplomatic and Military Behavior Intensifies

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Amid rising tensions between the United States and North Korea, Gen. Fang Fenghui (房峰辉) greeted his American counterpart, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford in Beijing on August 14. Recognizing the necessity of clear communication as…

French Election Poll and Prediction

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Presidential election of France poll of 2037 voters nationwide in France March 12-15: Marine Le Pen: 25.5% François Fillon: 22.5% Emmanuel Macron: 21% Confident of candidate vote: Marine Le Pen: 84% François Fillon: 76% Emmanuel Macron: 51% Probability of 1st…

AFTER MOSUL: HOW TO SAVE IRAQ?

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SLDinfo By Amatzia Baram and Lazar Aleksandrov* The military operation to liberate Mosul is very slow and costly in blood and treasure but victory is certain. What next? Important political and religious circles in Baghdad and Najaf are aware that,…