Contents: New Pentagon military assessment details China's preparations for war; China's 'low-intensity coercion' in the South China Sea; People’s Armed Forces Maritime Militia (PAFMM); China's preparations for war with Taiwan; The growing military threat from China
MixedTimes - John J. Xenakis
World View: China's Railway Contractor in Kenya Accused of 'Neo-Colonialism, Racism and Blatant Discrimination'
Contents: China's railway contractor in Kenya accused of 'neo-colonialism, racism and blatant discrimination'; Kenya may lose its Mombasa seaport to China because of 'Debt Book Diplomacy'
Contents: North Korea issues vitriolic anti-US rant, collapsing denuclearization talks; The North Korean demands: total American withdrawal from South Korea; The future of the denuclearization negotiations
Contents: Syria and Russia create humanitarian catastrophe in Daraa; Number displaced by Syrian and Russian bombing in Daara triples to 160,000
Contents: Massive Tehran riots strike deep into Iran government's legitimacy; Tehran demonstrators attack Iran's foreign policy; Brief generational history of Iran's protests
Contents: Saudi coalition claims to have captured airport in Yemen's Hodeidah; United Nations renews its peace plan proposal
Contents: Israeli airstrike on Syria-Iraq border kills dozens of Shia militia fighters; Russia-Israel alliance grows, while Russia-Iran alliance frays in Syria
Contents: As Aquarius migrants head for Spain, Spain rescues 900 more migrants from Mediterranean; Italy's migration policy opens up battle lines within the EU
Contents: Spain's new government faces an immediate Catalonia problem; Italy's markets stabilize as new 'populist' government takes office
Contents: Malaysia shocked when 92-year-old Mahathir Mohamad becomes prime minister; Mahathir promises to reduce Malaysia's debt and China's influence
Contents: Climate change activists struggle to replace US climate change money; China backs out of its climate change commitments with 'bifurcation'
Contents: Killing of two priests escalates farmer-herder conflict in Benue State, Nigeria; News of revenge attacks by farmers criticized as fake news; Israel, Iran and Syria exchange fire in first direct military confrontation
Contents: Brexit negotiations in crisis as deadlines approach with no agreements; Theresa May's two delusional proposals - Customs Partnership and Maximum Facilitation
China deploys cruise and surface-to-air missiles in South China Sea; China's military attacks US pilots in Djibouti with high-grade blinding lasers
Contents: North-South Korea summit begins; Chinese scientists conclude that North Korea's nuclear test site has become dangerous and unstable; North Korea's negotiating position collapses, along with Mount Mantap; The politics of the collapse of Mount Mantap
Contents: American, British, French attack on Syria signals sharp change in Western policy; Britain publishes its legal justification for military action; Iran, Hezbollah and Syria threaten retaliation against Israel
Contents: Japan finds 'semi-infinite supply' of rare earth minerals in its territorial waters; Japan's rare earths discovery represents a defeat for China
This morning's key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com: The world awaits Trump's promised retaliation for al-Assad's chemical weapons attack; Israel braces for attack from Iran in retaliation for Sunday's airstrike; Turkey to open a new border crossing to Syria's Afrin; Yemen war escalates as Iran-backed Houthis launch missiles at Saudi targets.
Contents: Trump administration approves selling submarine technology to Taiwan; Japan launches first marine brigade since the end of World War II
Contents: China's tariff retaliation plan would devastate China's economy; China on path to repeat Japan's experience after Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act of 1930
Contents: Gaza Palestinian 'Land Day' demonstrations lead to violence with Israel's army; Fears grow of resumption of 2014 Gaza war
Contents: Florida school shooting causes millions of high school students to rally for gun control; The rise of the Pivotal Generation (Generation Z); Defining the generations -- Silent, Boomer, Generation-X, Millennial, Pivotal
Contents: US-backed Kurds stop fighting ISIS in order to fight Turkey in Afrin; Reports of Free Syrian Army atrocities on Kurds in Afrin; Mahmoud Abbas may step down as Palestinian Authority president
Contents: Sri Lanka declares state of emergency after Buddhist-Muslim violence; Growing violence by Sri Lankan Buddhist hardliners against Tamils; North Korea says it will denuclearize if the regime is 'secure'
Contents: India and Vietnam sign security agreements for the South China Sea; India's relationship with Southeast Asian nations overshadowed by China
Contents: Burkina Faso terror attack targets France's anti-terror Operation Barkhane; China pushes to invest heavily in Iraq's energy infrastructure; African Cédric Bakambu joins China's Sinobo Guoan Football Club
Contents: As North Korea's 'charm offensive' fades, decision time for military action approaches; New Trump administration sanctions target companies trading with North Korea; China angrily demands that the US retract the new North Korea sanctions
Contents: Concerns grow over China's covert infiltration into New Zealand's government; New Zealand MP Jian Yang faces heavy scrutiny from covert links to China's military; Anne-Marie Brady's report, 'Magic Weapons', documents China's global influence strategy
Contents: Egypt's army launches 'Comprehensive Operation Sinai 2018' to purge country of terrorism; Multiple reports indicate that Egypt and Israel are cooperating in Sinai
Contents: US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) clash with Syrian regime forces; International Crisis Groups asks Russia to prevent Israel-Iran war in Syria
Contents: Syria's Bashar al-Assad steps up use of chemical weapons on his own people; UN Security Council is worthless as Syria uses chemical weapons with impunity
Contents: Migrants in Calais France hospitalized after violent clashes; Calais becomes difficult choke point in Brexit negotiations
Contents: In major policy shift, China will demolish thousands of migrant homes in cities; Migrant workers built modern China, and are now being discarded
Contents: Turkey begins its air and ground invasion of Syria's Afrin; China lies about 'indisputable sovereignty' in new confrontation in South China Sea; Summary of major Generational Dynamics predictions
Contents: Cameroon crisis escalates as English-speakers flee to Nigeria to escape French-speakers' violence; Cameroon Catholic Church splits over government 'barbarism' and 'growing genocide'
Contents: With ISIS collapsing, US forces will remain in Syria to restore 'normalcy'; US warns Assad regime to stay west of Euphrates river
Contents: Anti-government, anti-war and economic protests spread across Iran; Iran's regime begins responding to the protests
Contents: China funds unauthorized anti-Japan comfort woman statue in Manila, Philippines; South Korea calls for renegotiating 2015 deal with Japan on comfort women
Contents: Remembering the 1914 World War I Christmas Truce; The 'anti-war movement' in World War I; World War I vs World War II and World War III
Contents: New Tanzania law makes it 'sedition' to reference a statistic the government doesn't like; New China law 'protects the honor' of Chinese heroes; How to confront a Chinese troll
Contents: Communists score major election wins in Nepal, possibly moving country towards China; Nepal reacts to India's bungled meddling over the new constitution
World View: China-Australia Relations Plummet over China’s Illegal Militarization of South China Sea
Contents: China-Australia relations plummet over China's illegal militarization of South China Sea; China reacts contemptuously to Australia's foreign policy white paper; China continues aggressive military buildup in the South China Sea; Trump to target China's unfair trade policies in National Security Strategy
Contents: China's warplanes conduct 'encirclement' patrols around Taiwan's and Japan's islands; Encirclement patrols follow explicit Chinese war threats against Taiwan; China unification continues to lose support among the people of Taiwan
Contents: Protests fizzle 3 days after Trump's Jerusalem announcement was universally condemned; Trump's proclamation hardens splits among Arab countries
Contents: Egypt's worst terrorist attack in modern history kills 235 people in Sufi mosque; Friday's attack creates another roadblock for Hamas-Fatah unity; Friday's attack is a major escalation in north Sinai terrorism
First, as expected, the governing party of president Robert Mugabe's governing Zanu-pf party voted to expel him from the party, and to demand his resignation. According to the resolutions of the Zanu-pf Central Committee.
Contents: Climate change superstars Germany and Norway humiliated at climate change conference; African leaders once again furious that they won't get a climate change bonanza; The flaws in the climate change story
Contents: Donald Trump in Seoul issues stern warning to North Korea -- and to China; Trump's speech targeted at China
Contents: Saad Hariri shocks Lebanon by resigning as PM while in Saudi Arabia; Lebanon enters the Sunni/Shia front line between Iran and Saudi Arabia
Contents: Dozens killed in Mogadishu, Somalia, bombings, two weeks after hundreds killed; Somalia attack comes as Niger ambush leads to review of US military aims in Africa
Contents: Steve Bannon and Henry Kissinger form project to sound alarm on China; Taiwan's prime minister says that Taiwan is an 'independent sovereign state'
Contents: Iraqi Kurds' independence referendum appears headed for big approval; Israel may be the only country recognizing the Iraq Kurdistan referendum
Contents: America's UN ambassador Nikki Haley says North Korea is 'begging for war'; China's UN ambassador Liu Jieyi responds to Haley; Trump approves more powerful weapons sales to South Korea
Contents: Floods in South Asia kill 1,400 people in four countries; Kenya's president Kenyatta lashes out as Supreme Court judges as 'crooks'; Burmese Buddhist attacks on Muslim Rohingyas in Myanmar becoming full-scale genocide
Contents: Violence between Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar/Burma escalates dramatically; Rise of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) militant insurgency
Contents: Chinese vessels massing near Philippines island in South China Sea; Official warns may be necessary to invoke US-Philippines mutual defense treaty
Contents: Barcelona attackers apparently had multiple coordinated attacks planned; ISIS takes credit for the Barcelona attack; White House officials appear to differ on North Korea military option
Contents: India reinforces its military in preparation for war; Bhutan makes it clear to China that its ally is India; SCMP: China and India on brink of war that could spread to the Indian Ocean
Contents: North Korea tests a ballistic missile capable of reaching US mainland; South Korea's president Moon approves new THAAD development; What could trigger another world war?; War between Russia and China
Contents: EU countries refuge to help Italy deal with massive refugee crisis; Italy considers a 'code of conduct,' and possibly the 'nuclear option'; Italy's 'nuclear option' would force other countries to absorb refugees
Contents: Saudi Arabia extends sanctions deadline for two days; Saudi Arabia and UAE threaten Qatar with additional sanctions; North Korea launches another ballistic missile