In my latest editorial for CGTN, I examine why the years 2003 and 2021 remain critical in understanding why U.S. credibility is questioned around the world. The damage done to U.S. credibility across the world because of the lies about Iraq and China ensure a dark cloud continues to hang over Washington. Put rather bluntly: … Continue reading CGTN: Lies about WMD damage U.S. credibility at U.N.
In my latest editorial for CGTN, I take a look at a new U.S. government report critical of China. Admire or criticize the domestic and international economic policies pursued by China all you want, but you must admit they have led to a stronger nation with millions of people raised out of poverty. China is … Continue reading CGTN: USTR report again ignores disastrous American policies
In my latest editorial for CGTN, I outline why the Biden administration has to end the failed "China Initiative" now. We must not mince words here: The "China Initiative" has nothing to do with uncovering educators who are seeking to share important research findings with China. And it has nothing to do with national security. … Continue reading CGTN: It’s time for the U.S. to end its failed “China Initiative”
A signature of Red Square In my latest editorial for CGTN, I examine the hand U.S. officials are attempting to play as they try to diffuse the dangerous situation on the Russian-Ukrainian border. When Blinken on Friday met Lavrov for high-level talks designed to find some way out of the crisis around Ukraine, the rather … Continue reading CGTN: Amid ice-cold relations, top U.S. and Russian leaders talk of Ukraine
A signature of Red Square Primarily publicly, at times privately, the White House has attempted to convince the Kremlin that any kind of Russian military action into Ukraine will be met with severe penalties. Count me among those who doubt that Vladimir Putin is afraid that Joe Biden will do anything to derail any of … Continue reading Is Putin worried about Biden? Nyet!
Photo: Anthony Moretti 19Jan2017 In my latest editorial for CGTN, I explore why Joe Biden's first year as president has been awful. And it might not get better anytime soon. The experienced Biden – with decades in the Senate and eight years as Barack Obama's vice president – seemed a guarantee in an otherwise chaotic … Continue reading CGTN: This is not what Biden’s supporters expected; it might only get worse
In my latest editorial for CGTN, I examine why the U.S. seems destined for more misery from coronavirus and its many strains. These data require us to ask just how dangerous the nation's health situation will become before the federal and state governments admit the obvious: America might need another short-term lockdown. Over the past … Continue reading CGTN: America again failing coronavirus fight
In my latest editorial for China Focus, I examine why a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Beijing Olympics is a ridiculous idea. Therefore, if preventing athletes from participating in an Olympics has been shown a failure, then why would President Biden (and any Western leader who would support him) believe that refusing to travel to … Continue reading China Focus: A diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics is a silly idea
In my latest editorial for CGTN, I examine what took place during the virtual summit between presidents Xi and Biden. Such "a cordial and engaging demeanor" is a sign of progress in the often ice cold relationship between the countries. One is left to wonder what U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken thought as he … Continue reading CGTN: Xi, Biden meet with fortunes trending toward cooperation