Results of Local Elections in Taiwan

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We have noted on more than one occasion the growing prominence of Taiwan in all the aspects of the relationship between… More
Politics Southeast Asia

Beware, Income Disparity is among the Leading Global Trends

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It’s hardly a secret that there was an abrupt increase in income disparity pretty much all across the globe in… More
Economics USA in the World

The Macron Implosion – Will it Spread to Other EU Members?

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The Yellow Vest Movement – weekend 8 and 9 December – Round 4. Some say, they are the worst riots… More
Politics Europe

Who is Peter Comey and Why it Matters

On December 7 after weeks of legal resistance, former FBI Director James Comey was forced to appear at a closed-door… More
Politics USA in the World

G20 Summit More a Farce: How Many Bottles Will Stay On The Wall?

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The G20 Summit in Argentina was, like the rest, a farce. Throughout history, people of influence have developed alternative structures… More
Politics USA in the World

Politics

Anglo-Saxon “Eyes” are Fixed on Countering China

FEY45342In spite in a number of signals that the Trump administration has made over the months to indicate that it is prepared to try to take China down alone, the better part of American policymakers have been hard at work behind the scenes, trying to put together a slapdash coalition against…

Europe

The “Punishing Truth” About Donald Trump’s Policies

TR454363232Before long the world will act typically numb when President Donald Trump announces a “hit” on a prominent public figure via his Twitter account. The American administrations of the past few decades have already made an art out of the mafia-like military and economic sanctions on…

USA in the World

Why is “Intelligence” the Mother of All Stupidity?

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When listening to political leaders in the West, particularly when describing Syria or “Palestinian terrorists” or the threat from Russia and China, for those with critical thinking ability the statements heard are puzzling. One can’t help but ask, “How do humans get this stupid? One might also ask, “How do they get elected to public office in supposedly ‘freedom loving democracies’…

USA in the World

Canada Takes A Hostage: Free Meng Wanzhou

740 fdvtIt is clear the US is pushing the battle line to our door … We can completely regard the US arrest of Meng Wanzhou as a declaration of war against China.” So read an editorial in the Global Times of China on December 6, the day after Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of the Chinese…

Canada

US Has Little to Offer Southeast Asia

THAi6456332Any productive relationship between two nations must include mutual benefits for both. A proposed alliance that includes no incentive for a partner nation cannot otherwise move forward save for threats and coercion. The United States and its “pivot toward Asia” is an ongoing…

Southeast Asia - Thailand

Mueller and FBI versus Trump – Who Will Win?

RBM6456222It is time for the reclusive Mr. Mueller to begin revealing where the focus of his investigation is going. This week, sentencing hearings begin for those who have cooperated with the government in the hopes of a lighter sentence. The FBI has to provide sentencing recommendations…

USA in the World

How Kerch Strait Incident is a Deliberate Provocation

BSBOA534222When Crimea became a part of Russia through referendum, Ukraine practically lost the right to free passage through the Kerch strait. The recent Kerch incident that took place when Ukraine took things for granted, violated the norms of international law and then met a strong Russian…

Ukraine in the world

Economics

Deciphering Economic Warfare Code: The Sub-Saharan Africa Front

1519896This week Moody’s warned the whole world of Kenya struggling to repay heavy Chinese debt. News from the South African gained over 400 social media shares too, amplifying the hysterical warning that all of Sub-Saharan Africa is at risk of having “strategic assets” seized when…

Africa

Australia’s Regional Play

AUS453422On a very relative scale, Australia can be grouped into the ‘second or third’ level players in terms of significance in the political game unfolding in the Indo-Pacific region. This group could also include Pakistan, Iran, and South Korea. And the main players are undoubtedly the United States…

Asian-Pacific region - Australia

Russia Is Key to Asia Future Development

PT45322As serious problems emerge with the further development of China’s ultra-ambitious New Economic Silk Road, the formally named Belt, Road Initiative (BRI) the Russian Federation, especially in the wake of Washington’s mis-named trade war, is finding a positive role that could serve…

Russia in the World

US Actions Foster De-dollarization

DEU564111After the world financial crisis of 2008-2010, the process of de-dollarization began in the world economy. Increasingly more countries around the world, especially in Asia, are striving to decrease their use of American currency in their foreign trade. Doing so helps them to protect their financial systems from risks associated with fluctuations…

USA in the World

Bitcoin has Just Turned Ten

BITC45565322A decade ago, an individual previously unknown to the general public published his concept of a brand new electronic monetary system on the web. That individual identified himself as Satoshi Nakamoto – a man who would change ecommerce and the Internet forever. Essentially, he became the godfather of Bitcoin, and more than another…

USA in the World

Washington's Dirty Fight Against China's OBOR

12740Five years into China’s ambitious One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative sees analysts and political circles around the globe taking stock of Beijing’s progress. This includes the Wall Street Journal in its article, “U.S. Fights China for Influence, One Project at a Time: Washington…

Eastern Asia - China

China – A New Philosophy of Economics

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China’s economic philosophy is a far cry from that of the west. The west consistently seeks to undermine the interests of their partners, be it for trade or political agreements; be it partners from the west, their smaller and weaker brothers; or from the east; or from the south – there is always an element of exploitation, of “one-upmanship”, of outdoing…

Eastern Asia - China

Society

Americans Salute Bush Forty-One

BF564522The father of former president George Bush, former President George H.W. Bush, lived to the ripe old age of ninety-four, and is eulogized as an (untypical) gentleman, a beloved father and grandfather and a sterling patriot, who was a pilot in World War II and headed the CIA before…

USA in the World

Drinking Water Mismanagement is a Sure Way to Perpetual Feud

DWM6546232Among the most pressing challenges of today one can find the growing shortage of fresh water for everyday use, which can lead to wars and mass migrations to those areas where water will still be readily available. Marshes, rivers, lakes and other wetlands are disappearing…

Eastern Asia - China

China’s Golem Babies: There is Another Agenda

1543232396957The shocking news that a team of scientists working in China have managed to gene-edit the DNA of recently-born human twins to allegedly make them genetically immune to a HIV infection is more than bizarre and irresponsible. It suggests that certain researchers are making dangerous…

Eastern Asia - China

Yet Another America's Runaway Bacteria is getting Rampant in Europe

014In my previous articles I’ve touched upon the deadly weapons of tomorrow, those that reek of death and destruction for the mankind, developed in top-secret US laboratories. Previously, I’ve examined the mutated bacteria codenamed Cynthia, that was originally designed to consume…

USA in the World

Palangkaraya – Dreaming about the ‘Soviet’ Capital of Indonesia

Palangkaraya nowBelieve it or not, but decades ago, Indonesia was a socialist country, the cradle of the ‘Non-Aligned Movement’, with the progressive and fiery President Soekarno leading the nation. The Communist Party of Indonesia (PKI) was then the third largest Communist Party in the world, after those…

Southeast Asia

Children – Civilization’s Future, Victims of Western Brutality

YW563222479The United Nations Universal Children’s Day – 20 November – has come and gone – and nothing has changed. No action that would now protect children any more than before, no move even by the UN to call on nations at war to take special care to protect children – if for nothing…

Middle East

Western Public “Does Not Know”, or “Does Not Want to Know”?

VNC564222We are living in an age when Western propaganda has become truly intense, even surreal. It always has been, of course, but now those who are producing it, have lost all their respect for the public. It is almost as if the propagandists were laughing amongst themselves…

USA in the World

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