Category Archive: Military news

Afghan Army slaughtered by outnumbered Taliban fighters: Islamic and NATO destabilization path

Afghan Army slaughtered by outnumbered Taliban fighters: Islamic and NATO destabilization path Murad Makhmudov, Chika Mori, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Taliban, despite being massively outnumbered, have managed to kill… Continue reading

South Korea’s Presidential Election: Implications for China

South Korea’s Presidential Election: Implications for China Publication: China Brief By: Darcie Draudt The Jamestown Foundation The South Korean presidency was scheduled to change hands later this year, but Park Geun-hye’s official removal… Continue reading

The United States now Ushers a Conciliatory Tone towards North Korea: Regional Pressure?

The United States now Ushers a Conciliatory Tone towards North Korea: Regional Pressure? Shuchun Zhang and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It appears that the administration of President Donald Trump is rethinking… Continue reading

America, China, and Russia should work together on the issue of North Korea

America, China, and Russia should work together on the issue of North Korea Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The crisis on the Korean peninsula needs calmness in the corridors… Continue reading

Syria and Khan al-Assal Massacre: A forerunner to False Chemical Flag in Khan Sheikhoun against Syria

Syria and Khan al-Assal Massacre: A forerunner to False Chemical Flag in Khan Sheikhoun against Syria Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In Khan al-Assal over 150 people were brutally… Continue reading

Trump offers China Economic Inducements if Beijing puts Pressure on North Korea

Trump offers China Economic Inducements if Beijing puts Pressure on North Korea Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It appears that President Donald Trump is offering economic inducements for China… Continue reading

China, Japan, and South Korea should unite to contain America’s approach to North Korea

China, Japan, and South Korea should unite to contain America’s approach to North Korea Ri Kuk-Chol, Chika Mori, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The leadership of North Korea is predictable… Continue reading

America bombs Syria in Homs: Christians Cleansed in Homs by Sunni Islamists in the past

America bombs Syria in Homs: Christians Cleansed in Homs by Sunni Islamists in the past Murad Makhmudov, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America authorised the… Continue reading

Trump thinking of assisting al-Qaeda Linked Areas in Syria: Pity the Christians

Trump thinking of assisting al-Qaeda Linked Areas in Syria: Pity the Christians Murad Makhmudov, Kanako Itamae, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   It appears that one incompetent administration after another follows… Continue reading

Syria Denies the Gulf and Western Version of Khan Sheikhoun: Only Enemies of Syria gain

Syria Denies the Gulf and Western Version of Khan Sheikhoun: Only Enemies of Syria gain Ramazan Khalidov, Sawako Uchida, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Immediately after events occurred in Khan Sheikhoun… Continue reading

Looming Dangers One Year after Nagorno-Karabakh Escalation

Looming Dangers One Year after Nagorno-Karabakh Escalation Magdalena Grono Program Director, Europe & Central Asia International Crisis Group BAKU, Azerbaijan — The room housing refugees in the former Soviet sanatorium just outside Baku… Continue reading

Taiwan’s Search for Security Partners: Looking Beyond Washington

Taiwan’s Search for Security Partners: Looking Beyond Washington Publication: China Brief By: Lauren Dickey The Jamestown Foundation In November 2016, Hong Kong authorities seized nine Singaporean Terrex infantry carrier vehicles en route home… Continue reading

China Needs to Re-evaluate the Independence of Taiwan: America and Japan

China Needs to Re-evaluate the Independence of Taiwan: America and Japan Hiroshi Saito and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) of China needs to re-evaluate its relationship with… Continue reading

Kamuina Nsapu Insurgency Adds to Dangers in DR Congo

Kamuina Nsapu Insurgency Adds to Dangers in DR Congo Hans Hoebeke International Crisis Group   The Kamuina Nsapu insurgency arose last year as a locally rooted conflict in the Kasai-Central province of the… Continue reading

Japan pulls the Self-Defense Forces out of South Sudan under a Self-Created Cloud

Japan pulls the Self-Defense Forces out of South Sudan under a Self-Created Cloud Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times If Japan is serious about becoming a stabilizing international power then… Continue reading

Arunachal Pradesh: Cultural and Strategic Flashpoint For Sino-Indian Relations

Arunachal Pradesh: Cultural and Strategic Flashpoint For Sino-Indian Relations Publication: China Brief Volume: 17 Issue: 1 By: Sudha Ramachandran The Jamestown Foundation Sino-Indian relations are likely to become strained in early 2017. The… Continue reading

Syrian Government Remains Steadfast against Sectarianism and Terrorism: Christian Survival

Syrian Government Remains Steadfast against Sectarianism and Terrorism: Christian Survival Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian government remain steadfast in the need to preserve… Continue reading

China Seeking to Prevent America, North Korea, and South Korea from Colliding Head On

China Seeking to Prevent America, North Korea, and South Korea from Colliding Head On Sawako Uchida, Ri Kuk-Chol, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of China is trying to quell… Continue reading

China Tolerating Vietnam’s South China Sea Activities, For Now

China Tolerating Vietnam’s South China Sea Activities, For Now Publication: China Brief Volume: 17 Issue: 3 By: Derek Grossman The Jamestown Foundation China’s expanding military presence in the South China Sea has prompted… Continue reading

Myanmar needs International Support: Fighting on the Border with China and anti-Buddhist Media

Myanmar needs International Support: Fighting on the Border with China and anti-Buddhist Media Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The situation in Myanmar remains critical because ethnic, religious, and political… Continue reading

Defense Minister Shoigu Promotes Russian Cyber Warfare Troops and Declares Victory in Syria

Defense Minister Shoigu Promotes Russian Cyber Warfare Troops and Declares Victory in Syria Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Pavel Felgenhauer The Jamestown Foundation Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu used the shortened workweek before Red… Continue reading

China’s Lukewarm Response to Indian Military Modernization

China’s Lukewarm Response to Indian Military Modernization Publication: China Brief By: Oriana Skylar Mastro The Jamestown Foundation Between September 14–27, the United States and India conducted a joint military training exercise in Uttarakhand,… Continue reading

Russian Federation and Syria Strengthen Ties: Tartus Port 49-year Agreement and Geopolitics

Russian Federation and Syria Strengthen Ties: Tartus Port 49-year Agreement and Geopolitics Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation and Syria are strengthening ties to safeguard the region… Continue reading

Serbia warns Albanians of re-entering Kosovo: Intrigues of Obama against Russia

Serbia warns Albanians of re-entering Kosovo: Intrigues of Obama against Russia Ramazan Khalidov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The European Union (EU) and NATO share a theme in Europe and this… Continue reading

Carrier Operations on Display in the Bohai Gulf

Carrier Operations on Display in the Bohai Gulf By: Peter Wood The Jamestown Foundation On December 15, the Chinese Navy put its first carrier, the Liaoning, through its paces in the Bohai gulf… Continue reading

Sunni Islamists and Mass Immigration threatens Europe but Obama and NATO focus on Russia

Sunni Islamists and Mass Immigration threatens Europe but Obama and NATO focus on Russia Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The convulsions of the legacy of President Obama of America… Continue reading

Foreign Fighters and Sectarian Strikes: Islamic State Makes Gains in Afghanistan-Pakistan Region

Foreign Fighters and Sectarian Strikes: Islamic State Makes Gains in ‘Af-Pak’ Region Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Animesh Roul The Jamestown Foundation Since its formation nearly two years ago, Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan,… Continue reading

Chancellor Merkel in Another Low: Bundeswehr to Train Officers from Saudi Arabia

Chancellor Merkel in Another Low: Bundeswehr to Train Officers from Saudi Arabia Helmet Joachim Schmidt, Ramazan Khalidov, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany sprouts to the German… Continue reading

President-elect Trump plugs Non-Interventionist Policy outside tackling Terrorism: Russia and Syria

President-elect Trump plugs Non-Interventionist Policy outside tackling Terrorism: Russia and Syria Murad Makhumdov, Sawako Uchida, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The President-elect of America, Donald Trump, plugged a non-interventionist military policy… Continue reading

The Bastion Missile System: A Symbol of Power and Foreign Policy Tool

The Bastion Missile System: A Symbol of Power and Foreign Policy Tool Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Aleksandr Golts The Jamestown Foundation The militarization of Russia has reached such an extent that not… Continue reading

Russia and Iran should demand Turkey to leave Syria: Erdogan the Megalomaniac

Russia and Iran should demand Turkey to leave Syria: Erdogan the Megalomaniac Nuray Lydia Oglu, Michiyo Tanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation needs to… Continue reading

Beijing Encroaching on Moscow’s Military Dominance in Tajikistan

Beijing Encroaching on Moscow’s Military Dominance in Tajikistan Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Umed Partov The Jamestown Foundation China has unexpectedly begun taking steps to become more militarily active in the small Central… Continue reading