Selected Articles: Geopolitical Update. Japan, China, Russia, Yemen, West Papua…

barak-obamaObama’s Final State of the Union: Lies, Evasions and Threats

By Patrick Martin, January 13 2016

The final State of the Union speech delivered Tuesday night by President Barack Obama was a demonstration of the incapacity of the American political system to deal honestly or seriously with a single social question.

yemen_children_unicefStatement by UNICEF Representative

By Julien Harneis, January 13 2016

Statement attributable to Julien Harneis, UNICEF Representative in Yemen “With no end in sight to the deadly conflict in Yemen, nearly 10 million children inside the country are now facing a new year of pain and suffering.”

china japanJapan Threatens East China Sea Stability, Plans to “Drive away Chinese Naval Ships”

By Kou Jie, January 13 2016

Japan plans to use Self-Defense Force units to drive away “Chinese naval ships” from waters near the disputed Diaoyu Islands, a move that experts say will break the currently controlled status-quo and may lead to escalated tensions or even open confrontation in the East China Sea.

Human-rights-watchRussia Names ‘Color Revolutions’, Foreign NGOs as Security Threats

By Russia Insider, January 13 2016

Russia just issued its revised national security document which names so-called color revolutions as a potential high risk to the country.

West Papua’s Cry for FreedomCivil Resistance in West Papua

By Jason Macleod, January 13 2016

West Papua is a secret story. On the western half of the island of New Guinea, hidden from the world, in a place occupied by the Indonesian military since 1963, continues a remarkable nonviolent struggle for national liberation.

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