Russian Defense Ministry Preparing for Worst Case COVID-19 Scenario

Russian Defense Ministry Preparing for Worst Case COVID-19 Scenario Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Pavel Felgenhauer The Jamestown Foundation On March 24, President Vladimir Putin canceled a visit to St. Petersburg and went instead to the new Kommunarka medical facility on the outskirts of Moscow that was hastily organized as the main specialized COVID-19 treatment…

Abe fears for the Japan economy if Tokyo is forced to lockdown over coronavirus

Abe fears for the Japan economy if Tokyo is forced to lockdown over coronavirus Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Tokyo is witnessing more coronavirus cases. Hence, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed his fear of a lockdown on Tokyo. Therefore, despite the coronavirus (Covid-19) entering Japan by the middle of January, it…

EU coronavirus fault lines over Italy’s demand for a “European recovery bond” 

EU coronavirus fault lines over Italy’s demand for a “European recovery bond”  Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The coronavirus crisis is highlighting the deep divisions that exist inside the European Union (EU). This reality will likely set off new EU convulsions based on the limited response of this bloc. Therefore, during…

Sikhs killed by Islamists in Afghanistan after a brutal terrorist attack against a holy place

Sikhs killed by Islamists in Afghanistan after a brutal terrorist attack against a holy place Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times ISIS (Islamic State – IS) claimed responsibility for a brutal terrorist attack against Sikh worshippers in the capital of Afghanistan. One-minute Sikh worshippers were praying and then suddenly another brutal terrorist…

Islamists in Mozambique take a key town in Cabo Delgado: Wagner, OAM, and Black Hawk

Islamists in Mozambique take a key town in Cabo Delgado: Wagner, OAM, and Black Hawk Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Increasing Sunni Islamist attacks in northern Mozambique is creating mayhem in a nation already blighted by poverty. Hence, the news that an important town had fallen will have taken authorities by…

Russia sends help against coronavirus during Italy’s hour of need: EU is where?

Russia sends help against coronavirus during Italy’s hour of need: EU is where? Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The death toll from the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis in Italy is currently 5,500 people and growing. Equally troubling for Italy, coronavirus is spreading to all parts of the nation in increasing numbers. Therefore,…

Potential for al-Qaeda-Islamic State Cooperation in Afghanistan

Potential for al-Qaeda-Islamic State Cooperation in Afghanistan Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Farhan Zahid The Jamestown Foundation Frequent speculation has recently been posited that Islamic State (IS) and al-Qaeda affiliates could eventually coalesce again, or at the least, begin cooperating at a more notable level than was seen at the height of the conflict in Syria.…

President Trump utters that the Tokyo Olympic Games would be better to be canceled

President Trump utters that the Tokyo Olympic Games would be better to be canceled Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America pointedly suggested that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics should be canceled for one year. The leader of America is suggesting this based on the continuing international coronavirus (Covid-19)…

Putin and Erdogan Scramble to Find Workable Idlib Ceasefire Formula

Putin and Erdoğan Scramble to Find Workable Idlib Ceasefire Formula Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Pavel Felgenhauer The Jamestown Foundation President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, met for an emergency summit in Moscow on March 5, in a last-ditch attempt to defuse the confrontation in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib.…

Northeast Asian powers of China, Japan, and South Korea face major economic coronavirus problems

Northeast Asian powers of China, Japan, and South Korea face major economic coronavirus problems Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nations of China, Japan, and South Korea have respective issues related to territorial disputes. Despite this, all three nations are part of an integrated economic chain that accounts collectively for just…

Many Turkish soldiers killed in Syria: Turkey is exacerbating the crisis 

Many Turkish soldiers killed in Syria: Turkey is exacerbating the crisis  Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times According to reports at least 33 Turkish soldiers have been killed in Syria. This is following on from recent tensions between both nations based on Turkey supporting various Takfiri Islamist groups. At the same time,…

USCIRF’s Biased Advocacy on India’s Citizenship Law Tarnishes Its Image

USCIRF’s Biased Advocacy on India’s Citizenship Law Tarnishes Its Image by Abha Shankar IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism A fact sheet on a contentious amendment to a decades-old Indian citizenship law released last week by the bipartisan and federally-funded U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) regrettably pushes a one-sided narrative. The fact sheet…

The global spread of Coronavirus brings fear to Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea, and others

The global spread of Coronavirus brings fear to Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea, and others Sawako Utsumi and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times The coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis that emanates from Wuhan in China is gradually spreading to other nations. Hence, the international community is still unsure about how the winds will fall. This relates to…

Niger and France kill approximately 120 Islamist terrorists in the Muslim mosaic of Niger

Niger and France kill approximately 120 Islamist terrorists in the Muslim mosaic of Niger Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The armed forces of Niger in a joint military operation with France are claiming to have killed approximately 120 Sunni Islamic terrorists. This news will be widely welcomed in a nation that…

Christian pastor and many civilians killed after another Islamist attack in Burkina Faso

Christian pastor and many civilians killed after another Islamist attack in Burkina Faso Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Burkina Faso is blighted by an increasingly bloody Sunni Islamist insurgency that is showing no signs of abating. In the latest attack against a Protestant Christian church, it is known that at least…