Ukraine’s Zelensky hails Kherson capture as ‘beginning of end of war’ – Manila Bulletin

KHERSON, Ukraine – President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday said Ukraine’s recapture of Kherson marked “the beginning of the end of the war” as he hailed the liberation of the city in a surprise visit. This handout photograph taken and released by Ukrainian Presidential press service on November 14, 2022, shows Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky taking part in the flag laying ceremony during his visit to the newly liberated city of Kherson, following the retreat of Russian forces from the strategic hub. Handout / UKRAINIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE / AFP NATO…

Is China really helping Russia in war against Ukraine? 

To explain China’s approach toward the war in Ukraine, we must first step back before the war. In the meeting between Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin before the start of the Winter Olympics, both sides emphasized that their relations are very strong and do not face any restrictions. It is said that in the same meeting, Chinese officials had asked Moscow to postpone military action until the Winter Olympics concluded. Whether or not the Chinese officials really made this request in that meeting, the Russian attack took place. As a…

Xi’s Taiwan invasion strategy torn apart by military insider: ‘Not fought a real war’ | World | News

Taiwan launched fresh military exercises this week to prepare for a Chinese invasion of the self-governing island. Beijing, which views Taiwan as a Chinese province it will one day retake, conducted weeks of daily military drills near its neighbour throughout August. But a military insider has torn apart Chinese President Xi Jinping’s strategy to seize control of Taiwan. Beijing would face a major struggle if it invaded as it has “not fought a real war” for decades, according to Dr John Callahan, a former US diplomat and State Department official.…

How Navy Decoy Drones Could Thwart China’s War Strategy in the Pacific

Gary Anderson lectures on Wargaming and Red Teaming at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. The opinions expressed in this op-ed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Military.com. If you would like to submit your own commentary, please send your article to opinions@military.com for consideration. Two seemingly disparate events regarding Iran and the Russia-Ukraine war may give us some ideas regarding the future of naval warfare, and could point the way for U.S. conduct in a conflict in the South China…

Cyberespionage around the South China Sea. Oktapus and the Twilio compromise. Notes from the hybrid war. Triple extortion.

Dateline Moscow, Kyiv, and Podgorica: Russian cyberattacks out-of-theater as Ukraine takes the offensive. Ukraine at D+187: Ukrainian counteroffensive against Kherson. (CyberWire) Ukraine announces its long-anticipated counteroffensive against occupied Kherson with a warning that urges Russian troops to flee. (Russia maintains that all is still going according to plan, but at this point “keep calm and keep on” sounds like a rhetorical exercise in unlikely insistence.) Montenegro works to recover from a major Russian cyberattack against its infrastructure, more consequential than most other cyber action during the present hybrid war. Ukraine…

Conspiracy of ‘nuclear war’ against US, ‘Dragon’ can do ‘Hiroshima-like blast’ in South China Sea

The Pentagon has also revealed related to the Dragon’s explosive conspiracy that soon China may conduct a Hiroshima-like blast in the South China Sea. The US has deployed two of its warships in the Taiwan Strait. Image Credit source: AFP A shocking revelation has been made about China in a US report. This report states that China America is making a big conspiracy against nuclear war and has started preparing for it. America’s intelligence agency has claimed in its latest report that China is continuously preparing a consignment of destructive…

Can crucial trade ties save the world from war? Putin’s invasion has created doubters

The Correlates of War sounds like it could be the title of a thriller from an airport bookstore. But known by its somewhat undignified acronym, the COW project is actually a large collection of research on the history of wars and their causes. And one of the much-debated issues the COW project is still struggling to resolve is over Trade-Peace Theory, the idea that close economic interdependence helps to discourage countries from going to war. As Russian troops marched into Ukraine in February and China sent warplanes soaring over the Taiwan Strait earlier this month, resolving…

With us or against us amid a Taiwan war

Nearly a month since US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan and China’s ballistic response, neighboring Southeast Asia is bracing, calculating and hedging for a potential superpower conflict in its suddenly destabilized backyard. Opinions in the region appear to be split into three distinct camps. First are the optimists who are downplaying the warning signs on the premise that the gathering geopolitical storm over the self-governing island will dissipate and blow over. Febrio Kacaribu, head of the Indonesian Finance Ministry’s Fiscal Policy Agency, has suggested that the financial impact…

Clash of the superpowers – could China and the US go to war? | World News

Fierce competition, flashpoints heating up, and aggression over Taiwan has led many to fear the worst. But if this rivalry did turn into direct conflict, how would it play out? Tong Zhao, a senior fellow at thinktank Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, spells out what it could realistically look like. “I think China is very much preoccupied with military contingency across the Taiwan Strait. So much of the military build-up is taking place with that in mind,” he said. “At the same time, the Chinese goal is to ensure the…