Threatening China: US Intends Increased Military Patrols in South China Sea

Washington has dismal bilateral relations with Russia, China and other sovereign independent nations. Things got worse with the ordered closure of Russia’s San Francisco consulate along with annex buildings in Washington in New York. For the first time, the US Pacific Command developed a schedule for South China Sea naval patrols, claiming its freedom of …

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Goodbye ‘President’ Trump; Hail ‘President’ Mattis

Back on 16th February 2017, shortly after the forced resignation of President Trump’s first National Security Adviser General Flynn, I spoke of the extraordinary power that US Defense Secretary General Mattis appeared to be wielding within the Trump administration General Mattis is becoming a dominant figure within this administration.  As a much decorated former combat …

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Here Are the Real Reasons Behind Trump’s Brinkmanship Toward North Korea

Trump is pursuing several ulterior motives in sparking a new crisis with North Korea. There are many explanations floating around which seek to answer the question of why Trump has all of the sudden decided to prioritize North Korea. The conventional view has to do with a combination of Pyongyang's repeated missile tests in violation of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) sanctions and the …

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Trump’s ASEAN Policy Isn’t “Confused,” It’s a Continuation of Decades of Coercion

In an effort to reinforce public perception that policy changes when a new administration assumes the White House, US and European analysts have made several attempts to push forward narratives describing US President Donald Trump’s foreign policy as “confused” or “unclear” in contrast to his predecessor, President Barrack Obama. However, upon closer examination, from the …

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China Dispatches Military Vessels & Fighter Jets to Warn Off US Warship Sailing Near Disputed Island

China has sent military vessels and warplanes to “warn off” USS Stethem, a guided-missile destroyer, that sailed near a disputed island in the South China Sea, according to Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang. “Under the pretext of ‘freedom of navigation,’ the US side once again sent a military vessel into China's territorial waters off …

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China Becomes First Country to Lift ‘Combustible Ice’ From Ocean Floor

China has managed to successfully mine combustible ice in the South China Sea after nearly two decades of research and exploration. The trial mining site is situated in the Shenhu area of the South China Sea. It is a major breakthrough that may lead to a global energy revolution, according to China’s Minister of Land …

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