The US ‘Strategic Competition Act’ is a dangerous declaration of Cold War on China

The US ‘Strategic Competition Act’ is a dangerous declaration of Cold War on China

About a Senate bill enshrining a zero-sum approach to Beijing that will surely set us on a course of escalation. Michael D. Swaine June 14, 2021 This is the first installment in a multi-part Responsible Statecraft series on the Strategic Competition Act (S. 1169), a bill under consideration that would effectively constitute a declaration of […]

Eisenhower rejected military chiefs’ demand for nuclear war on China, a classified account of ’58 Taiwan Strait crisis reveals

Eisenhower rejected military chiefs’ demand for nuclear war on China, a classified account of ’58 Taiwan Strait crisis reveals

Gareth PorterTFF Associate June 1, 2021 A previously censored account of the 1958 Taiwan Strait crisis that was sponsored by the Pentagon has been published in full by the leaker of the Pentagon Papers, Daniel Ellsberg. The report provides a hair-raising portrait of a reckless US military leadership relentlessly pressing President Dwight Eisenhower for the authority to […]

A Taiwan Crisis May Mark the End of the American Empire

A Taiwan Crisis May Mark the End of the American Empire

America is a diplomatic fox, while Beijing is a hedgehog fixated on the big idea of reunification. Niall Ferguson June 1, 2021 Editor’s noteThis article was published as an opinion piece by Bloomberg on March 21, 2021. We bring you here the few last paragraphs which, hopefully, will stimulate you to read the whole piece […]

Do We Really Want a Second Cold War?

Do We Really Want a Second Cold War?

May 23, 2021 Richard Falk, TFF Associate Prefatory Note: The post below is a slightly modified version of Policy Paper #4 RESPONDING TO CHINESE VIOLATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS, published previously on the website of the Committee for a Sane China Policy. It reflects my view that the protection of human rights is being geopolitically manipulated to […]

Why We Must Prevent the U.S. From Launching a Hybrid War Against China

Why We Must Prevent the U.S. From Launching a Hybrid War Against China

Image by Stock File Madison Tang and Jodie Evans May 23, 2021 U.S. President Joe Biden’s budget proposal for the next fiscal year was recently announced, and it requests $715 billion for his first Pentagon budget, 1.6 percent more than the $704 billion enacted under Trump’s administration. The outline states that the primary justification for […]

Russia and China tell Biden: The old days are over

Russia and China tell Biden: The old days are over

In separate incidents, Moscow and Beijing sent a strong message that they will not tolerate being told what to do or how to behave Tony Kevin April 26, 2021 The past week has marked a watershed moment in Russia’s relations with the West – and the US in particular. In two dramatic, televised moments, US […]

UN’s Most Powerful Political Body Remains Paralyzed Battling a New Cold War

UN’s Most Powerful Political Body Remains Paralyzed Battling a New Cold War

Photo credit: The United Nations The UN Security Council is now the battleground for a new Cold War between the US and China Thalif Deen April 23, 2021 UNITED NATIONS, Apr 14 2021 (IPS) – A new Cold War – this time, between the US and China —is threatening to paralyze the UN’s most powerful body, […]

China: Key Player in a New World Game

China: Key Player in a New World Game

Hazel Henderson TFF Associate April 20, 2021 The world’s rising powerhouse In 1986 on returning for my first 3-week visit to China, I wrote an article, “China: Key Player in a New World Game” in The Futurist, December 1986. I had been invited by China’s State Council at the recommendation of my good friends, Alvin and […]

The Origins of a Distinguished Diplomatic Career and the U.S.-China Fight for Primacy. BPR Interviews Chas Freeman

The Origins of a Distinguished Diplomatic Career and the U.S.-China Fight for Primacy. BPR Interviews Chas Freeman

Image Credit: The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs April 8, 2021 The Brown Political Review is a non-partisan political publication that seeks to promote ideological diversity. All of the views reflected in BPR’s content are views held by authors and not reflective of the views held by the wider organization or the Executive […]

Leading not by force but by example – really, Tony Blinken?

Leading not by force but by example – really, Tony Blinken?

Edward Lozansky April 8th, 2021 Apology and humanitarian help are a better start In his recent speech outlining the new U.S. foreign policy vision Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken made a really sensational statement: “We will not promote democracy through costly military interventions or by attempting to overthrow authoritarian regimes by force. We have […]