China’s Hypersonic Missiles: Methods and Motives

China’s Hypersonic Missiles: Methods and Motives Publication: China Brief By: Richard Weitz The Jamestown Foundation Introduction The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is pursuing various hypersonic delivery systems to augment its already impressive arsenal of precision strike capabilities. Hypersonic missiles are emerging as a highly valued weapon system for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA)…

Rwanda helps Mozambique to dislodge Sunni Islamist forces in Mocimboa da Praia

Rwanda helps Mozambique to dislodge Sunni Islamist forces in Mocimboa da Praia Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The increasing Sunni Islamist insurgency in Northern Mozambique led to several African nations sending military forces to support Mozambique. At first, Mozambique sought to utilize private security networks to train and support the armed…

Pockets of resistance in Kunduz in Afghanistan: Taliban increases pressure

Pockets of resistance in Kunduz in Afghanistan: Taliban increases pressure Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Taliban is increasing pressure on several cities throughout Afghanistan. Some agencies are claiming that Kunduz is in the hands of the Taliban. However, pockets of government resistance continue in their own military base and the…

Taliban are closing in on Lashkar Gah in Afghanistan: Ghani blames the speed of the US pullout

Taliban are closing in on Lashkar Gah in Afghanistan: Ghani blames the speed of the US pullout Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Afghanistan is facing the growing threat of the Taliban. Thus President Ashraf Ghani is looking increasingly anxious. Ghani, clearly unhappy about the speed of the US military pullout under…

Curfew at night in Afghanistan to provide more security in areas held

Curfew at night in Afghanistan to provide more security in areas held Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The pull-out of American forces in Afghanistan under President Biden of America is witnessing fresh Taliban momentum. Nerves are obviously fraying within government-controlled areas because the Taliban supports a strict and draconian Islamic Sharia…

UN pained by the growth of Islamist terrorism in Africa: Obama and Libya debacle

UN pained by the growth of Islamist terrorism in Africa: Obama and Libya debacle Murad Makhmudov and Lee jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times A panel of experts concerning terrorism and geopolitical issues notified the United Nations (UN) about their concerns for Africa. In the first six months of this year, al-Qaida, ISIS (Islamic State), and other…

Haiti assassination will not stop America from training foreign fighters: Biden’s anti-Haiti past and CIA

Haiti assassination will not stop America from training foreign fighters: Biden’s anti-Haiti past and CIA Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times If the leader of the United States had been assassinated by military members trained in a foreign nation, the outcry and repercussions would be extremely high. However, under President Biden, an…

New Nuclear Deal Would Empower the Iranian Regime

New Nuclear Deal Would Empower the Iranian Regime by Hany GhorabaIPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism The current, bumpy negotiations aimed at preventing the Iranian regime from developing nuclear weapons are among the Biden administration’s highest priorities. The administration lifted sanctions on more than a dozen former Iranian officials in June, a move that Iranian officials viewed…

Taliban Controls Afghanistan’s Northern Borders, Unsettling Countries Near and Far

Taliban Controls Afghanistan’s Northern Borders, Unsettling Countries Near and Far Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Paul Goble The Jamestown Foundation With the ongoing withdrawal of the United States’ military forces and the consequent weakening of the Afghan government, the Taliban now controls much of the territory of Afghanistan and most of its northern borders, posing…

Myanmar Militant Opposition Divided in Fight Against Tatmadaw

Myanmar Militant Opposition Divided in Fight Against Tatmadaw Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Sudha Ramachandran The Jamestown Foundation On June 22, soldiers backed by armored vehicles clashed with fighters of the recently-formed People’s Defense Force (PDF) in Mandalay, Myanmar’s second largest city. This was the first time that the PDF has engaged the Tatmadaw, as the…

Ethiopia announces unilateral ceasefire in Tigray: Armed forces pull out of Mekelle

Ethiopia announces unilateral ceasefire in Tigray: Armed forces pull out of Mekelle Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The armed forces of Ethiopia have pulled out of Mekelle, the capital of Tigray. This rapid development happened after the government of Ethiopia declared a unilateral ceasefire that coverts the region of Tigray. Irrespective…

Colombia and deaths of over 6,000 by the military: Ex-President asks for forgiveness

Colombia and deaths of over 6,000 by the military: Ex-president asks for forgiveness Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The recent history of Colombia is blighted by massacres committed by the armed forces, right-wing paramilitaries, left-wing forces (FARC), and murky criminal activity that belongs to many shadows. Of course, the criminal acts of…

Sunni Islamists massacre over 130 in Burkina Faso

Sunni Islamists massacre over 130 in Burkina Faso Murad Makhumdov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Burkina Faso is blighted by Sunni Islamist terrorist groups and ethnic tensions. Indeed, ethnic, religious, and political tensions throughout the Sahel region are extremely alarming. Therefore, ethnic and Islamist massacres occur in Burkina Faso, Chad,…

Tigray Defense Forces Resist Ethiopian Army Offensive as Sudan, Eritrea, and Ethnic Militias Enter the Fray

Tigray Defense Forces Resist Ethiopian Army Offensive as Sudan, Eritrea, and Ethnic Militias Enter the Fray Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Michael Horton The Jamestown Foundation After nearly seven months of fighting, the war in Ethiopia’s Tigray region shows no sign of abating. Instead, the highly predictable has occurred: the war has metastasized into a grinding…

The U.S. to rebuild Gaza while helping Israel militarily: Waiting for the next HAMAS attack

The U.S. to rebuild Gaza while helping Israel militarily: Waiting for the next HAMAS attack Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Irrespective if American taxpayers are pro-Israel, pro-Palestine, neutral, or care zilch about the situation, their taxes will be spent on both sides in the conflict. Hence with Iran utilizing various anti-Israel…

Israel and Hamas: The Middle East under Biden following the chaotic footsteps of Obama

Israel and Hamas: The Middle East under Biden following the chaotic footsteps of Obama Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The latest crisis between the government of Israel and Palestinians is following a similar pattern that befell the Middle East during the Barack Obama period. Under the Obama administration, of which the…

Biden and the Democrats Cold War mentality: The Russian Federation and Ukraine

Biden and the Democrats Cold War mentality: The Russian Federation and Ukraine Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The leadership of President Joe Biden is witnessing the Cold War mentality that exists within the ruling Democrats. This is similar to the neoconservatives of the Republicans outside of the views of Donald Trump.…