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WHY THE US SHOULD FEAR CHINESE HYPERSONIC GLIDE VEHICLES AND STEALTH UAVs

On November 22, 2019, Posted by , In Analysis Reports, By ,, , With No Comments

Photos are taken from Joe McDonald. 2019; Trevithick, Joseph. 2019 By: Jeff Bates ANALYSIS Currently there are no defenses against the GJ-11 hypersonic glide vehicle. It is not known how many DF-17s or GJ-11 stealth UAVs are operational, if any.  The US and its allies need to figure out a…

India – Saudi Relationship Strengthening

On November 20, 2019, Posted by , In Analysis Reports, By ,, , With No Comments

Photo: “First Bilateral Naval Exercise in 2020 Will Deepen India-Saudi Arabia Ties.” Hindustan Times, 31 Oct. 2019, https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/first-bilateral-naval-exercise-in-2020-will-deepen-india-saudi-arabia-ties/story-ttPRSGOxpuJgeBFcwPkAeI.html By: Sarah Pearce In late October, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Saudi Arabia to meet with King Salman to discuss oil investment between the two countries. Two important pacts were signed during…

“Disputed Borders and Militant Operations: The Fight on the Pakistan-Afghanistan Border”

By: Christian Hawkes Late October 2019 saw border clashes between Afghanistan and Pakistan that led to the deaths of three Afghan civilians. These clashes began after Afghan forces and local militias stopped the Pakistani military from establishing a military installation along the border in eastern Kunar province. Afghan sources claimed…

Sino–Australian Relations; from Bad to Worse

On October 31, 2019, Posted by , In Analysis Reports,Uncategorized, By , , With Comments Off on Sino–Australian Relations; from Bad to Worse

By: Joseph Dummar Ever since the year 2000, economic trade between China and Australia has grown exponentially. David Chau from Australian Broadcasting Station reports, “In 2017-18, China was by far Australia’s largest trading partner, contributing $194.6 billion worth of imports and exports. This was more than the combined value of…

Thai Insurgents Threaten Regional Peace and Stability

On October 23, 2019, Posted by , In Analysis Reports, By , , With Comments Off on Thai Insurgents Threaten Regional Peace and Stability

By: Jeff Bates Photo credit: 2016. Noodle shop bomb kills 1, wounds 18 in restive Thai south. Analysis Based on recent events, it appears that civil unrest in southern Thailand will likely continue in the foreseeable future.  The Muslim minority in the south want greater autonomy and don’t want to…