Daily Archive: March 30, 2018

What’s Behind Beijing’s South China Sea Moves – and Why US Patrols are Making Things Worse

The latest spat between the United States and China following the entry of an American destroyer into waters within 12 nautical miles of an island over which Beijing has claimed sovereignty is certain to draw international attention again to the rapid military build-up by the Chinese in the South China Sea. China has dubbed the USS Mustin’s foray into waters...

Trump’s “End-Game” Could Become Ours

On March 28th, CNN headlined “An unheard-of problem: The President can’t find a lawyer” and reported that:  Five large law firms are passing on the opportunity to represent the President after a shakeup last week on his private defense team and as he anticipates giving possible testimony to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Well-known Washington lawyers cited several reasons for declining the President in...

US Criticism of Congo Highlights E-Voting Hypocrisy and Hybrid War Threats

Despite using electronic voting machines in its own elections, the US is adamant that the Congo forsake this technology in its upcoming ones owing to what Washington hypocritically alleges is its unreliable nature, and it’s even pressuring foreign donors to withhold aid until Kinshasa capitulates to this demand because it believes that paper ballots would make the December vote easier...