On Thursday, President Barack Obama revealed that a U.S. drone strike had killed Warren Weinstein and Giovanni Lo Porto, two aid workers held hostage on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. But it is not only terrorist groups that try to reap reward from the taking of hostages.
Kim Jong-un currently controls around a dozen nuclear bombs, with as many as 20 by next year.
News recently broke that the Iranian convoy suspected of carrying weapons intended for Yemeni rebels, and subsequently shadowed by U.S. warships, had turned around and was now headed in the direction of home. In addition, the recent warning from China that North Korea’s nuclear threat is on the rise is discussed.
Why is China now sounding the alarm on North Korea’s nuclear weapons?
There are signs that Asia’s nations are no longer willing to mute their opposition and anger at Beijing’s high-handed actions.
Covering a defense story today? Here’s the latest from the experts on the AEI defense team.
Joko Widodo will need all his popularity and more to overcome the entrenched interests in Indonesia that resist change.
China’s first-quarter economic statistics show a fairly orderly slowdown, which is irreconcilable with the figures for M1 and GDP growth.