America’s Absent Mission

America’s Absent Mission

Mr Pat Buchanan made a statement that shows extraordinarily well how abnormal the beliefs of the United States are. He wrote in a recent column, ‘Clearly, among the reasons for our present division and national malaise is that we have lost the great animating cause earlier generations had: the Cold War. Americans have found no…

The Hybrid War on Kazakhstan Had An Impact on the Russian Psyche

The Hybrid War on Kazakhstan Had An Impact on the Russian Psyche

This provocation was a shock for all observers in that country who’d hitherto assumed that Kazakhstan was the unbreakable buffer state along their so-called “soft underbelly” with Central Asia. That perception has now been shattered, along with several others that this piece will briefly touch upon. The Hybrid War on Kazakhstan, which might have been…

China Shows Its ‘Trump’ Card

China Shows Its ‘Trump’ Card

In a world of chronic shortages China has realised that commodities hold more value than cash. The current trade war with China began at the very outset of the Trump administration. Apparently alarmed at America’s dependence on Chinese goods, particularly the extent to which its defence industries are reliant on Chinese components and rare earths,…

From Summits to Boycotts – America’s Waning Influence

From Summits to Boycotts – America’s Waning Influence

In recent months the US has attempted to flex its geopolitical might on the global stage in regards to China. First, the US attempted to trigger a widespread diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympic games. After announcing no US diplomats would attend the games in Beijing, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Canada followed. New…

US Plays Tibet Card as India Seeks Modus Vivendi with China

US Plays Tibet Card as India Seeks Modus Vivendi with China

The cracking sound of ice breaking on the frozen lake of India-China relations will trigger a new wave of US-backed media campaign to instigate the hawks. Armed with satellite imageries made available from the US and peppered with random, free-wheeling remarks by garrulous Indian ex-generals and academics, the Washington Post has drawn attention to the…

Narrative and Reality of the Libyan Crisis

Narrative and Reality of the Libyan Crisis

NATO expresses concern over the crisis in Libya, which “has direct implications for regional stability and the security of all Allies.” It therefore assures that it “remains committed to providing Libya with defense and security advice”. The governments of the US, France, Germany, Italy and the UK declare that “free elections will allow the Libyan…