National Security

China and India Received Record Amounts of Russian Crude in May

Data from two top ship tracking firms revealed that shipments of Russian crude oil to China and India, Russia’s top two buyers, rose by ten percent in May to hit record levels despite the Biden administration’s pleas to cut down on Moscow’s prodigious income stream by respecting sanctions and price caps.

The tanker Sun Arrows loads its cargo of liquefied natural gas from the Sakhalin-2 project in the port of Prigorodnoye, Russia, on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. A new report says Russia sent significantly more oil and coal to India and China over the summer compared with the start of the …

World Health Organization Grants North Korea Spot on Executive Board

The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) concluded its annual meeting on Tuesday with the astonishing spectacle of electing North Korea – among the world’s deadliest regimes, a psychopathic nuclear-armed dictatorship that routinely murders dissidents and has deliberately starved a sizable portion of its population – to a seat on the ten-member W.H.O. executive board.

The World Health Organization's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus // Inset: North Korea's Kim Jong-un

Report: Cuba Using Dog Mauling, Grandma Beatings, Poison to Torture Political Prisoners

The human rights organization Prisoners Defenders published a study this week, based on interviews with Cuban political prisoners and other empirical data, finding that the communist regime tortures 100 percent of its political prisoners through a wide variety of tactics including beatings, starvation, sleep deprivation, rape and threats of rape, and physical attacks on their relatives.

Jail Cell

China Plays Both Sides in Sudan Conflict, Hoping to Swoop in with Investments Later

Voice of America News (VOA) reported on Tuesday that while the international community is nervously monitoring the brutal war between factions of the Sudanese junta and scrambling to deal with the ensuing humanitarian disaster, Communist China is moving full speed ahead with plans to “advance its own interests” in Sudan’s oil and mineral resources.

Xi Jinping

GOP Rep. Scott Perry: Throw FBI Director Christopher Wray in ‘the Brig’

House Freedom Caucus Chairman Scott Perry (R-PA) stated Tuesday that FBI Director Christopher Wray should be put in “the brig” if he steps foot on Capitol Hill after he refused to provide a subpoenaed informant file to Congress that allegedly details an arrangement involving an exchange of money for policy decisions between now-President Joe Biden and a foreign national.

Scott Perry and Christopher Wray

Ex-China CDC Head Says Wuhan Lab Accident a Possibility

The former head of China’s Center for Disease Control (CDC), Gao Fu (or George Gao), told the BBC in a podcast published on Tuesday that scientists should not rule out the possibility that the Wuhan coronavirus began spreading as a result of a laboratory leak.

Inside the P4 laboratory in Wuhan in 2017.BY

Brazil Welcomes Venezuelan Socialist Dictator Maduro

Venezuela’s socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro arrived in Brazil on Sunday to meet with his radical leftist counterpart Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as part of the Maduro regime’s efforts to “re-establish strategic bilateral alliances” between Venezuela and Brazil.

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, left, and Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva end a press conference at Planalto palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, May 29, 2023. Maduro is in Brazil for the summit by the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) that starts on Tuesday. (Gustavo Moreno/AP)