Russia & China

China

China contributes to doubts...

James Dorsey |  China, at the behest of Pakistan, has for the second time this year prevented the United Nations from listing a prominent Pakistani militant as a globally designated terrorist. China’s protection of Masood Azhar, who is believed to have close ties to Pakistani intelligence and the military, comes days...
Doklam

US silence on Doklam...

Enayat Zeb | Ever since the beginning of the Doklam stand-off between China and India, one country has been conspicuously quiet: The United States of America. Too quiet, some would say. There might be several reasons and intentions, both positive and/or otherwise, but one thing is absolutely clear: The US...
cold war roots

The cold war roots...

Jacob G. Hornberger | While President Trump’s impulsiveness and erratic behavior is clearly bringing America closer to war with North Korea, the real root of the Korean crisis lies not with him but rather with the Pentagon and the CIA, whose overwhelming power within the federal governmental structure is what...
Doklam

Where Doklam traverses regional...

M K Bhadrakumar | The regional setting in which the India-China standoff at Doklam is playing out can only be ignored at our risk. Most Indian pundits are training their guns on China’s ‘bullying’ – its growing capacity to dominate the discourse regionally or bilaterally. This sort of whining is...
gimmickry

Israel and the gimmickry...

Joseph Davis | There are signs that the war in Syria may be winding down. The Trump administration has “shifted its policies in Syria away from arming and aiding Salafist/jihadist terrorist fighters and is now allying exclusively with Kurdish” forces, brokered a ceasefire agreement for southwest Syria with Russia and...
China

Russia-China-India triangle – then...

M K Bhadrakumar | The South China Morning Post jogged our memory by retrieving from the archives of the Wilson Centre in Washington the transcript of a conversation between the then Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev and the Chinese leadership regarding the deteriorating India-China relations. The conversation took place in September...
Trump Russia

Trump signs Russia sanctions...

M K Bhadrakumar | There is a long history of Russia being kicked around as a political football in the United States. The circumstances leading to the latest Russia sanctions bill passed by the US Congress has a striking similarity with the so-called Jackson-Vanik Amendment  of 1974, which put road blocks...
anti-Russia

Blame the anti-Russia brouhaha...

Jacob G. Hornberger | Have you noticed that according to the Pentagon, the CIA, and the U.S. mainstream press (whose newspapers oftentimes appear to be wholly owned subsidiaries of the national-security establishment), it’s always Russia that is “assertive” and “aggressive” while the United States, whose regime invades and occupies countries,...
Kim

Come in, Kim. Join...

M K Bhadrakumar | According to US officials, North Korea’s ICBMs are capable of hitting any part of the United States. These North Koreans are an incredible lot, isn’t it? With all the sanctions in the world tying them down, they still managed to make ICBMs. I am reminded of the father...
big crash

Next economic crash is...

Jacob G. Hornberger | American statists are convinced that the modern-day United States is immune from an economic catastrophe arising from its welfare-state, regulated-economy way of life. They say that out-of-control federal spending and debt is nothing to be concerned about. There is no need to slash welfare-state spending or...