On the Brink in 2026 – U.S.-China Near-War Status Report

On the Brink in 2026 – U.S.-China Near-War Status Report

So, welcome to the world TomDispatch regular Michael Klare, founder of the Committee for a Sane U.S.-China Policy , considers as he peers into a future in which the Chinese Missile Crisis of 2024 or 2026 is anything but beyond imagining. Tom It’s the summer of 2026, five years after the Biden administration identified the…

US-Taiwan: West’s Last Foothold in China

US-Taiwan: West’s Last Foothold in China

In Washington’s ongoing and ever-growing confrontation with China, it continues to place pressure on Beijing over Taiwan. However, as China continues along a path soon to exceed the US economically, militarily, and technologically, Taiwan’s reintegration as part of a single China is all but inevitable. Recently introduced legislation attempting to reinforce US influence over the…

Cease Confrontation With China. Concentrate on Trade and Global Development

Cease Confrontation With China. Concentrate on Trade and Global Development

It would be better for the United States and for the world if the Biden administration realised that engagement is preferable to estrangement. On 6 June three U.S. Senators arrived in Taiwan to “meet with senior Taiwan leaders to discuss U.S.-Taiwan relations, regional security, and other significant issues of mutual interest.” It was stated they…

What Explains COVID’s East-West Divide?

What Explains COVID’s East-West Divide?

COVID-19 has been ruthless in choosing winners and losers around the world. The obvious “losers” have been those countries led by right-wing nationalists: Brazil, India, Russia, the United Kingdom, and (until recently) the United States. These five countries are responsible for more than half of the world’s coronavirus infections and nearly half the deaths. Just…

Taiwan: A US Foothold Before a Chinese Tidal Wave

Taiwan: A US Foothold Before a Chinese Tidal Wave

Taiwan has found itself increasingly in the middle of the growing power struggle between a waning US and a rising China. Taiwan is recognized by both the UN and the vast majority of the world’s nations including (officially) the United States under the One China policy – but Taiwan’s pro-independence circles have nonetheless enjoyed large…