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 […]

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 […]

Vesten skal forholde sig mere nuanceret til Kina

Vesten skal forholde sig mere nuanceret til Kina

Carsten Boyer ThøgersenTidligere kontorchef i Udenrigsministeriet og generalkonsul i Shanghai og Guangzhou 21. juni 2021 Nogle amerikanske iagttagere mener, at inddæmningen af Kina er begyndt alt for sent. Spørgsmålet er, om ”tidligt nok” overhovedet har været en mulighed, når det gælder inddæmning af næsten 20 pct. af jordens befolkning. Kina er – både økonomisk og […]

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 […]

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 […]

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