South East Asia

Honda of America plans to sell 2 fully electric SUVs in 2024

Honda has plans to sell two all-electric SUVs in the U.S. for the 2024 model year, and it soon will offer hybrid gas-electric versions of its top-selling models. The announcements come as the automaker acknowledges it has work to do to comply with emissions-reduction targets that will be coming from …

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French Warship Docks in Vietnam as Foreign Powers Step Up in South China Sea

A French frigate docked at Cam Ranh Port in Vietnam this week, the latest sign that foreign powers are pushing back against China’s assertive behavior and expansive claims in the South China Sea. In February, France’s defense minister announced that a French nuclear attack submarine and an accompanying support ship …

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Peshmerga and the Global Coalition discuss security gaps in the disputed districts

The Minister of Peshmerga in the Kurdistan Region discussed with the Commander-in-Chief of the Senior Advisers in the International Coalition in Iraq and Syria, today, Thursday, the latest developments in the region and the relations between the Ministry of Peshmerga and the Iraqi Ministry of Defense in the agreement on …

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China’s Moves To Strengthen Its Atomic Arsenal – Analysis

Silo-based missile capabilities increase the odds of survivability for China’s small arsenal and are integral to Beijing’s nuclear modernisation effort. The Chinese recently moved to build a new set of missile silos. Speculation is rife about what this new development brings. Is it to bolster the survivability of the Chinese …

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Russian Mercenaries in Great Power Competition: Strategic Supermen or Weak Link?

A long with China, Iran, and North Korea, Russia is one of a handful of strategic competitors posing a substantial threat to U.S. strategic interests. Russia has now interfered to some extent in at least three democratic elections in the United States. Russian hackers are probably responsible for the recent …

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A Russian-Chinese Partnership Against America?

China and Russia consider themselves great powers, and there is agreement in both Beijing and Moscow on cooperating to limit or constrain America’s ability to dominate international relations and challenge their sovereignty. CHINA AND Russia consider themselves great powers, and there is agreement in both Beijing and Moscow on cooperating …

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India: Continuing Consolidation In West Bengal – Analysis

On February 22, 2021, Police recovered handwritten posters, bearing the name of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist), from three villages in Ajodhya hills, Kotshila and Balrampur in Purulia District. The posters, written in red ink on white paper, listed a series of demands, including the reduction of petrol and …

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Blinken Warns Afghanistan’s Ghani Of Dire Consequences Without Urgent Changes

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has warned Afghanistan that it may have to face a Taliban onslaught on its own if President Ashraf Ghani fails to urgently consider proposals on accelerating the peace process. “I must also make clear to you, Mr. President, that as our policy process continues …

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