The United States Faces a Cataclysmic Prospect in the South China Sea

The United States Faces a Cataclysmic Prospect in the South China Sea

A dangerous confrontation between the United States and China is building in the South China Sea. The cause of this confrontation is the island of Taiwan. The Americans have recently sold several hundred million dollars’ worth of military equipment to Taiwan. The sale, while significant, is unlikely to be sufficient to deter the Chinese should…

Will The US Stir Up More Trouble in the South China Sea This Summer?

Will The US Stir Up More Trouble in the South China Sea This Summer?

Even a pragmatic understanding between the US and Russia to “regulate” their regional competition in Central & Eastern Europe could enable America to focus more closely on “containing” China instead of having to simultaneously balance such efforts between Beijing and Moscow. American meddling in the South China Sea might get much worse this summer as…

China’s Sea of Conflict

China’s Sea of Conflict

President Joseph Biden Jr’s.administration faces a host of difficult problems, but in foreign policy its thornist will be its relations with the People’s Republic of China (PRC). How it handles issues of trade, security and human rights will either allow both countries to hammer out a working relationship or pull the US into an expensive–and…

An Expert Military Analysis of War with China

An Expert Military Analysis of War with China

The Correlation of Armed Forces: U.S. goods and services trade with China totaled an estimated $634.8 billion in 2019. Exports were $163.0 billion; imports were $471.8 billion. The U.S. goods and services trade deficit with China was $308.8 billion in 2019. Trade in services with China (exports and imports) totaled an estimated $76.7 billion in…

Why’s the US in the South China Sea?

Why’s the US in the South China Sea?

America regards itself as the “global policeman”, hence its arrogant actions, but it was never deputized by the international community to fulfill such a role. Rather, it’s more like a dangerously delusional role player than a legitimate law enforcement officer. The Philippine National Defense Secretary warned last week that his country “will be involved whether[it]…