Biden cannot counter China with a team that lacks expertise

Biden cannot counter China with a team that lacks expertise

William H. Overhalt July 20, 2021 President Biden’s foreign policy team says China is the priority, but the team lacks China expertise. Other than trade experience at the Office of the United States Trade Representative, Biden’s Cabinet has no China expertise. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has worked on issues involving Europe, Canada and the Middle East. […]

Op-Ed: We don’t need a new Cold War with China

Op-Ed: We don’t need a new Cold War with China

Andrew Bacevich July 1, 2021 Has a new Cold War, this one pitting the United States against the People’s Republic of China, commenced? Rhetoric coming out of Washington, amplified by hawkish media commentary, appears to take a Second Cold War as a given, something perhaps even to be welcomed. Originally posted by Los Angeles Times […]

65+ Orgs: Cold War with China is a dangerous and self-defeating strategy

65+ Orgs: Cold War with China is a dangerous and self-defeating strategy

Quincy Institute July 1st, 2021 WASHINGTON — In response to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s recent vote to advance the Strategic Competition Act of 2021 (SCA), and reports that it will receive a Senate floor vote this week, 66 organizations said: Originally posted on the Quincy Institute’s website on May 17, 2021 here “We, the undersigned organizations that represent […]

The Liberal Contempt for Martin Luther King’s Final Year

The Liberal Contempt for Martin Luther King’s Final Year

Photo: Martin Luther King. [bswise / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] Jeff Cohen and Norman Solomon June 29, 2021 The MLK tributes are sure to pour on the anniversary of the civil rights hero’s death, but don’t expect them to acknowledge his anti-militarist ideals. The anniversary of his assassination always brings a flood of tributes to Martin Luther King Jr., […]

Life in a time of global civil war: In conversation with Pankaj Mishra

Life in a time of global civil war: In conversation with Pankaj Mishra

Photo: Pankaj Mishra By Radmila Nakarada and Jelena Vidojević June 29, 2021 This conversation with the Indian-born essayist, novelist and historian Pankaj Mishra, took place before the US elections. Q: In your major writings you deal with the Western model of modernisation and in the suffering involved in its evolution, expansion and emulation. You have emerged […]

Macedonia’s NATO membership: On the frontline?

Macedonia’s NATO membership: On the frontline?

Biljana Vankovska, TFF Associate June 22, 2021 There is a comprehensive, independent-minded “alternative” analysis of NATO’s crisis in general and the membership of North Macedonia in it. Dr Vankovska writes in the intro to her analysis that: “North Macedonia (hereafter in the text, Macedonia) was officially admitted to NATO on 27 March 2020 as its […]

Our National Security Elite has China on the Brain: Does that really make us Safer?

Our National Security Elite has China on the Brain: Does that really make us Safer?

Photo credit: uschinadialogue.georgetown.edu Tom Engelhardt June 10, 2021 Let me start with my friend and the boat. Admittedly, they might not seem to have anything to do with each other. The boat, a guided-missile destroyer named the USS Curtis Wilbur, reportedly passed through the Straits of Taiwan and into the South China Sea, skirting the Paracel Islands that […]

Survey confirms the world order is shifting, but China can still learn lessons from America

Survey confirms the world order is shifting, but China can still learn lessons from America

Photo credit: eurasia-news-online.com Tom Fowdy June 2, 2021 A US-led world order is still preferred by more countries than a Chinese one, says a new survey. However, disillusionment with Washington has risen across the globe due to its military adventurism and handling of Covid. One of the dominant themes of the 21st century has been […]

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 […]

Risk of Nuclear War Over Taiwan in 1958 Said to Be Greater Than Publicly Known

Risk of Nuclear War Over Taiwan in 1958 Said to Be Greater Than Publicly Known

The famed source of the Pentagon Papers, Daniel Ellsberg, has made another unauthorized disclosure — and wants to be prosecuted for it. By Charlie SavagePublished May 22, 2021 • Updated May 23, 2021 • 阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 WASHINGTON — When Communist Chinese forces began shelling islands controlled by Taiwan in 1958, the United States rushed to back […]

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