Category Archive: Geopolitics

A Renewed Nuclear Arms Race Between Russia and US Begins to Gather Pace

A Renewed Nuclear Arms Race Between Russia and US Begins to Gather Pace Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Pavel Felgenhauer The Jamestown Foundation A last-ditch attempt by Russia and the United States to… Continue reading

Mexico and its Shadow War: Endless reports of state collusion with drug cartels

Mexico and its Shadow War: Endless reports of state collusion with drug cartels Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Mexico resembles a war zone based on the… Continue reading

Poetry and the liberals will reap what they sow: The Toad Fears the Death Knell of Europe

Poetry and the liberals will reap what they sow: The Toad Fears the Death Knell of Europe Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The toad did not fear death On the contrary, the… Continue reading

Is China’s Skynet detrimental to the entire human race?

Is China’s Skynet detrimental to the entire human race?   Horace C. White  Modern Tokyo Times  China’s Skynet places all of its citizens under surveillance  In an effort to build a perfectly controlled society,… Continue reading

Germany is endangering democracy: More surveillance of the democratic AfD political party by the BfV

Germany is endangering democracy: More surveillance of the democratic AfD political party by the BfV Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times If irony wasn’t ironic, then the German government and… Continue reading

Burkina Faso and the Looming Jihadist Threat to Coastal West Africa

Burkina Faso and the Looming Jihadist Threat to Coastal West Africa Publication: Terrorism Monitor  By: Jacob Zenn The Jamestown Foundation Ten years ago, the prospect that Nigeria would become a jihadist hotspot—let alone… Continue reading

Electronic warfare a concern for Japan: Modernization on developments in China and Russia

Electronic warfare a concern for Japan: Modernization on developments in China and Russia Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Irrespective of the rights or wrongs of events surrounding Crimea between… Continue reading

Sudan crisis is spiraling out of control: Hospital attacked by the security apparatus

Sudan crisis is spiraling out of control: Hospital attacked by the security apparatus Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan faces a stern test to his… Continue reading

Western powers need to support Myanmar and the path of democracy under Aung San Suu Kyi

Western powers need to support Myanmar and the path of democracy under Aung San Suu Kyi Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The State Counsellor of Myanmar, Aung San Suu… Continue reading

Thousands of American Girls At Risk As Judge Strikes Down Federal FGM Ban

Thousands of American Girls At Risk As Judge Strikes Down Federal FGM Ban by Abigail R. Esman Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism As her aunt held her down, the child… Continue reading

Nationalist party in Germany threatened by “Progressive Violence:” Frank Magnitz attacked

Nationalist party in Germany threatened by “Progressive Violence:” Frank Magnitz attacked  Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany opened up a can-of-worms by allowing vast numbers… Continue reading

Taiwan needs support against threats from China: President Xi is playing into US hands

Taiwan needs support against threats from China: President Xi is playing into US hands Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Xi Jinping of China needs to focus on statecraft… Continue reading

Caspian Flotilla Highlights Growing International Role of Russia’s Coastal Navy

Caspian Flotilla Highlights Growing International Role of Russia’s Coastal Navy Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 15 Issue: 170 By: Paul Goble The Jamestown Foundation Many military commentators in Moscow and the West have… Continue reading

Japan to focus on electronic warfare and cyber areas: Fresh approach to Russia?

Japan to focus on electronic warfare and cyber areas: Fresh approach to Russia? Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan is focused on a five-year plan to… Continue reading

Terrorist attack in Tokyo after car hits eight people: The shadow of Aum

Terrorist attack in Tokyo after car hits eight people: The shadow of Aum Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Tokyo witnessed an act of terror when Kazuhiro Kusakabe, 21 years… Continue reading

Happy New Year from Modern Tokyo Times: Ending of Heisei Era and demographic needs

Happy New Year from Modern Tokyo Times: Ending of Heisei Era and demographic needs The nation of Japan will witness the end of the Heisei Era in 2019 based on the abdication of… Continue reading

Houthi forces accused of manipulating food aid in Yemen by the World Food Programme

Houthi forces accused of manipulating food aid in Yemen by the World Food Programme Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yemen is blighted by a sectarian war, regional differences, and… Continue reading

Moscow Pushes Own Approaches to Cyber Security on Rest of CSTO

Moscow Pushes Own Approaches to Cyber Security on Rest of CSTO Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Sergey Sukhankin The Jamestown Foundation Russian military strategists who have analyzed regional military conflicts between 1999 and… Continue reading

Japan to increase its Cyber Defense: NATO and CCDCOE

Japan to increase its Cyber Defense: NATO and CCDCOE  Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan is finally waking up to the importance of increasing the Cyber… Continue reading

Nikkei index in Japan declines by 5% in one day: The long shadow of America

Nikkei index in Japan declines by 5% in one day: The long shadow of America Noriko Watanabe and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times The Nikkei index in Japan fell by 5% based on… Continue reading

The tsunami death toll in Indonesia is likely to hit more than 400

The tsunami death toll in Indonesia is likely to hit more than 400 Chika Mori and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times The brutal tsunami that hit Indonesia is likely to result in the… Continue reading

The Strasbourg Terror Attack – Only the Names Have Changed

The Strasbourg Terror Attack – Only the Names Have Changed by Patrick Dunleavy IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism “Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to see is true. Only the… Continue reading

Lack of diversity at U.S. tech companies stifles innovation

Lack of diversity at U.S. tech companies stifles innovation Horace C. White  Modern Tokyo Times  The US tech industry stifles innovation To lots of millennials out there, the Internet was the best thing… Continue reading

Buddhists found with throats slit in Rakhine in Myanmar: Silent murders ignored

Buddhists found with throats slit in Rakhine in Myanmar: Silent murders ignored  Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In recent days, suspected Muslims in this part of Myanmar appear to… Continue reading

The resignation of Mattis is a big blow for President Trump: Lack of cohesion in America

The resignation of Mattis is a big blow for President Trump: Lack of cohesion in America Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The United States under President Donald Trump looks… Continue reading

Can e-money become the new global standard?

Can e-money become the new global standard? Horace C. White Modern Tokyo Times E-money set to become the new world order amid setbacks Digital revolution is currently sweeping through the global financial services… Continue reading

Military option enhanced in Japan based on the Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade

Military option enhanced in Japan based on the Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese government under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is focused on the… Continue reading

Is China ratcheting up its cyber attacks on U.S. interests?

Is China ratcheting up its cyber attacks on U.S. interests? Horace C. White Modern Tokyo Times   China fingered in Marriott International cyber attack By now, you are probably aware that hackers have… Continue reading

Double self-immolation in eastern Tibet

Double self-immolation in eastern Tibet Free Tibet Reports that two Tibetan teenagers set themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule in Tibet have been confirmed. One is reported to have died from his… Continue reading

Ripple may change the calculus in Huawei fiasco caught in the US-China trade crossfire

Ripple may change the calculus in Huawei fiasco caught in the US-China trade crossfire Horace C. White Modern Tokyo Times Huawei caught in the US-China trade crossfire The trade dispute between the United… Continue reading

Iran should be held accountable for the death of Vahid Sayadi Nasiri

Iran should be held accountable for the death of Vahid Sayadi Nasiri Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Islamic Republic of Iran should be held accountable for the death… Continue reading

Theresa May survives internal Confidence Vote but she is now on borrowed time

Theresa May survives internal Confidence Vote but she is now on borrowed time Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom survived an internal… Continue reading