The Far East
Japan Sets Sights on Southern Kuril Islands
As quoted to Head of the Japanese cabinet Yasuo Fucuda, Tokyo will endeavor to improve relations with Russia, but in so doing, it believes as before that Southern Kuril Islands are native Japanese lands...
Japan May Send Its Troops to Afghanistan
The Japanese Government made a decision, according to which the Japanese Self-Defense Forces may take part in a peace-keeping operation in Afghanistan and this step will not conflict with the Constitution of the country...
Russia-Mongolia: Rail Moving to China
Mongolia launched a construction project of a new railway crossing the territory of the country from the Russian border to Chinese border...
Bush: Declaration of North Korea Must Be Complete and Accurate
The American President focused on three key items of the North Korean nuclear program - the exact amount of weapons-grade nuclear material the North produced, the number of warheads it built and whether and how North Korea may have passed nuclear material or knowledge to others...
South Korean Troops to Leave Afghanistan
An official representative of the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said that Seoul starts complete withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan. 5 top-ranking officers of the South Korean Armed Forces left for Kabul on December 7 to coordinate this process with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan...
War on International Terror a la Japanese
A special Antiterrorism Law expired in Japan the other day. This law was adopted in 2001 and since that date it was extended three times - in 2003, 2005 and 2006. Pursuant to this law the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Forces (MSDF) in the Indian Ocean refueled coalition warships participating in the Afghan Campaign. During six years, the coalition warships received about 480,000 tons of fuel from Japan...
Sochi 2014 Launches Environmental Monitoring Satellite System
Russia cares of minimizing the environmental impact of development for the Games...
Lavrov: Missile Defense in Poland, Czech Republic Creates Risks for Europe
The unilateral decision to deploy elements of the U.S. missile defense system in Central and East Europe is viewed in Russia as creating risks for it and for entire Europe…
Kim Gets Tochka
The photos from the parade devoted to the anniversary of the Korean People’s Army feature a KN-02 missile system. Experts have been expecting its official presentation for a long time…
On Regional Missile Defense
Instead of developing a fabulously expensive regional antimissile system which basically guarantees nothing, they had better create an effective collective security system in the region…