Category foreign policy

Is China’s Move Against Hong Kong — Czeckoslovakia 1968 All Over Again? In Addition To A Free Trade Agreement With Taiwan, It Is Time For A NATO-Like U.S./Pacific Defense Alliance — To Deter And Stand Firm Against Further Chinese Aggression. 

Is China’s Move Against Hong Kong — Czeckoslovakia 1968 All Over Again? In Addition To A Free Trade Agreement With Taiwan, It Is Time For A NATO-Like U.S./Pacific Defense Alliance — To Deter And Stand Firm Against Further Chinese Aggression.    www.fortunascorner.com    The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) posted a May 27, 2020 […]

U.S. Eyes Use Of Security Brigade In Tunisia Amid Russia Concerns

U.S. eyes use of security brigade in Tunisia amid Russia concerns Reuters · by 2 Min Read · May 30, 2020 TUNIS (Reuters) – The United States is looking to use one of its Security Force Assistance Brigades in Tunisia, its military said on Friday, amid concern over Russian activity in Libya. Libya’s civil war has drawn in […]

Beyond Hong Kong, An Emboldened Xi Jinping Pushes The Boundaries

Beyond Hong Kong, an Emboldened Xi Jinping Pushes the Boundaries China’s leader has taken bold steps on issues where he’s often faced international pushback https://www.wsj.com/articles/beyond-hong-kong-an-emboldened-xi-jinping-pushes-the-boundaries-11590774190 By Jeremy Page and Chun Han Wong Updated May 29, 2020 6:29 pm ET BEIJING—Less than four months ago, Xi Jinping faced the biggest crisis of his leadership, as it […]

Communist China’s Imperialist Dreams Of Dividing The World

Communist China’s imperialist dreams of dividing the world Belt and Road Initiative is about more than infrastructure washingtontimes.com · by Clifford D. May Communist China’s imperialist dreams illustration by Linas Garsys / The Washington Times more > ANALYSIS/OPINION: A century ago, Vladimir Lenin wrote a book titled “Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism.” I doubt it occurred to […]

The Retired U.S. Senator And Diplomat Shilling For China’s Propaganda Machine

Excerpts: The media appearances raise the question of why an American citizen with a long and distinguished career in government has gotten cozy with Chinese propagandists. An answer is hinted at in a 2013 comment by Russ Sullivan, a former Democratic staff director for the Senate Finance Committee that Baucus chaired, who at that time […]

Edward Luttwak On The Political Repercussions Of The Pandemic

Key point:   Yet the biggest impact may be on politics. Looking back, we might call the coronavirus of our affliction “the truth virus”. Wherever it has spread, it has revealed submerged truths about political regimes, entire societies and international institutions. Edward Luttwak on the political repercussions of the pandemic The Economist May 11th 2020 […]

Covid-19 Is Finishing Off The Sino-American Relationship | The Strategist

Excerpts: This toxic brew of ideological hostility, a prolonged trade war, geopolitical rivalry and domestic politicking will most likely fuel further escalation in bilateral tensions. In the US, Congress is likely to pass legislation mandating the reshoring of China-based production of goods deemed relevant to national security. And the Trump administration will probably impose new […]

China’s Global Influence Operation Goes Way Beyond The WHO

In cold geopolitical terms, the countries that invest in international organizations are most likely to reap the benefits of influence within them. It would be a sad irony of the U.S. forgot this fact at a time when China has most assuredly discovered it. China’s Global Influence Operation Goes Way Beyond the WHO The U.S. hoped […]

Britain Plans Coronavirus ‘Reckoning’ With China Which Could Become ‘Pariah State’

Excerpts:   Speaking to the Mail on Sunday a senior Government figure said: “Of course, the priority now is to deal with the crisis, but everybody knows there’s a reckoning when all this is over.” A leading Minister added: “We have always known their wildlife markets are a recipe for a pandemic. “China needs to […]

The U.S. Can’t Afford To Lose The Philippines

Excerpts: Assuming this breakdown in relations goes forward, what will be the effect on American strategy in the region? In blunt terms, how important are the Philippines to the U.S.? The short answer is that the Philippines, an archipelago of over 7,000 islands, is critically important to American security and geopolitical influence. First and most […]