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China is set to let Xi Jinping rule for life — and it’s a ‘death knell’ for anyone opposing him

Sunday's announcement that the CCP may get rid of presidential term limits opens the door to full-on Maoist-style rule for Xi Jinping.
A Chinese Shang-class (Type 093) nuclear attack submarine in the contiguous zone of the Senkaku Islands

China’s military is turning its aggressive South China Sea tactics on Japan

China and Russia are sending aircraft and naval vessels into Japanese territory, and the two countries show no sign of slowing down.
Xi Jinping

The 10 biggest risks the world faces in 2018

"If we had to pick one year for a big unexpected crisis — the geopolitical equivalent of the 2008 financial meltdown — it feels like 2018."
U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko during the U.N. General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 21, 2017.

The US is sending anti-tank missiles to Ukraine — and it’s not clear what comes next

President Donald Trump has approved a controversial part of an arms sale to Ukraine that includes FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank missile systems.
Hospitalman Stephen Wescott, assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, provides security during a census patrol in Sangin, Afghanistan, January 10, 2011.

A former US soldier in Afghanistan returned to the country after 8 years — and thinks next year will ‘be the bloodiest to date’

Marty Skovlund Jr., a veteren of the 1st Ranger Battalion who deployed to Afghanistan recently reurned to Afghanistan as a reporter last November
U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry look down while meeting with a group of veterans and Gold Star Mothers to discuss the Iran nuclear deal at the White House in Washington September 10, 2015.

A massive investigation accuses Obama of laying off a terror group for the Iran deal — and the reaction is split

The DEA was reportedly prevented by the Obama administration from carrying out an investigation that could have been a blow to Hezbollah.
Saudi special forces soldiers with G36C assault rifles.

Saudi Arabia has the best military equipment money can buy — but it’s still not a threat to Iran

Saudi Arabia has one of the most impressive arsenals in the world, large ambitions, and a very capable rival. What it doesn't have is realistic capability.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (2nd L) watches a basketball game between former U.S. NBA basketball players and North Korean players of the Hwaebul team of the DPRK with Dennis Rodman (R) at Pyongyang Indoor Stadium in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang January 9, 2014.

Dennis Rodman wants to be Trump’s peace envoy to North Korea

The former professional basketball player turned aspiring diplomat claims he knows what Kim Kong Un wants, and that "It’s not even that much."

The Bosnian War general who died after his war-crimes trial drank cyanide in court

Bosnian War general Slobodan Praljak died of a heart attack after drinking cyanide as his conviction and sentence for war crimes.
The "Typhoon" being launched during a ceremony at the Pella Shipyard in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Russia’s new missile laden-ships are impressive, but shouldn’t keep NATO commanders awake at night

The Karakurt-class corvette is a good investment for Russia and "can hold most of Europe at risk with cruise missiles."