NATO in Afghanistan: A Dagger Struck Into the Heart of Asia
Opinion

NATO in Afghanistan: A Dagger Struck Into the Heart of Asia

On April 27 the NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg issued an ultimatum to the Taliban fighting the US and NATO allied forces that have invaded and occupied Afghanistan; negotiate–meaning surrender-or be destroyed. Taking his cue from the Nazi diktats in the countries they invaded and occupied across Europe in the Second World War, he acted like…

Don’t Be Fooled, There’s No “New Détente” Between India and China
Opinion

Don’t Be Fooled, There’s No “New Détente” Between India and China

The outcome of last week’s informal summit between Indian Prime Minister Modi and Chinese President Xi is that both nominal BRICS partners are now unofficially in a “Cold Peace” with one another. The two leaders met in the city of Wuhan and reportedly went over the gamut of their relations, especially the strategic-military aspects that…

Trump Did NOT Convince Kim to Ditch His Nukes. China Did
History

Trump Did NOT Convince Kim to Ditch His Nukes. China Did

Donald Trump thinks his “maximum pressure” campaign persuaded North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program. But it’s a bunch of baloney. The reason Kim Jong-un is planning to denuclearize is because China adamantly opposes nuclear weapons on the peninsula. That’s the whole deal in a nutshell. China, who is North Korea’s biggest trading partner,…

Is Israel Readying for War?
Opinion

Is Israel Readying for War?

Last Thursday, General Mattis told the US Senate Armed Forces Committee that he believes a military confrontation between Israel and Iran in Syria is becoming increasingly likely: “I can see how it might start, but I am not sure when or where”. This should not come as any surprise. Anyone who can peer out through the gossamer…