Washington’s Shifting Taiwan Policy Aims for an Asian “Ukraine”

Washington’s Shifting Taiwan Policy Aims for an Asian “Ukraine”

The United States is openly talking about its arming of Taiwan no longer in general terms of ensuring “sufficient self-defense,” but rather specifically to “win against China,” thus confirming Beijing’s longstanding claims that Washington has been provoking conflict in what is China’s internal political affairs recognized as such by even the US and its official…

Washington Pursues RAND’s Plan in Kazakhstan, Then in Transnistria

Washington Pursues RAND’s Plan in Kazakhstan, Then in Transnistria

US President Joe Biden responded to Russia’s proposal for a Treaty guaranteeing peace on the basis of strict compliance with the UN Charter and keeping one’s word [1] in a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on December 30, 2021. Unsurprisingly, he did not respond to the substance of the Russian request, merely mentioning…

Will US Continue to Further Implement RAND Corporation’s Strategy in Relation to Russia?

Will US Continue to Further Implement RAND Corporation’s Strategy in Relation to Russia?

The recent conflicts in the Russian zone of influence have attracted attention around the world. But little has been said about the possibility that such conflicts are part of a single common plan, designed to geopolitically destabilize Russia. This possibility is what we can deduce when we recall some recent writings of the renowned think…

RAND and the Malevolent Encirclement of Russia

RAND and the Malevolent Encirclement of Russia

Over recent weeks a series of events in the states surrounding the Russian Federation has erupted that certainly are not being greeted with joy in the Kremlin. Each crisis center of itself is not a definitive game-changer for future Russian security. Taken together they suggest something far more ominous is unfolding against Moscow. A recent…

From Hegemony to Hedgemony

From Hegemony to Hedgemony

The RAND corporation has unveiled a unique defence planning and response project called “Hedgemony”. As is clear from the name, it is a play on the words “hegemony” and “hedging”, i.e. managing and insuring against risk. “Hedgemony. A Game of Strategic Choices” is a practical tool that RAND researchers have created to teach US specialists…