In my latest editorial for CGTN, I explore the culture of fear about China that has been created in the U.S. ...the American public is not being served by the biased assessment of China's history, potential and ambitions coming from the elite media and so-called experts. Trust is essential if real progress between the two … Continue reading CGTN: Flawed narrative about China in U.S. damages potential for a shared future
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!
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
Photo: Anthony Moretti 18July2016 In my latest editorial for China Focus, I examine what many Western experts think about U.S. foreign policy toward China. Mr. Swaine’s comment about bashing China as eye-catching in style and devoid of substance also could apply to most mainstream U.S. news agencies. They remain content to parrot one anti-China statement … Continue reading China Focus: Is U.S. foreign policy toward China too hostile?
In my latest editorial for CGTN, I look at the mixed messages from the recently completed G20 summit. The pandemic was not the only issue on the minds of world leaders. They solidified a deal on a global minimum tax rate for multinational corporations. Set at 15 percent, the tax would be used to help … Continue reading CGTN: Contradictions define the G20 summit
In my latest editorial for CGTN, I examine why China's diplomatic relationship with Turkey could soon become closer. China has remained silent as the Kavala controversy has unfolded because Beijing has remained steadfast that it will not meddle in the internal affairs of another country. This is a position the U.S. ought to adopt in … Continue reading CGTN: China, Turkey ties could benefit from Kavala controversy
In my latest editorial for CGTN, I question just how strong the Biden administration's hand is at it seeks to be peacemaker in Afghanistan. But there is little reason to look at the situation at this point and believe the Americans are ready to do more than talk. Oh, sure, they will contribute to a … Continue reading CGTN: Is the U.S. too far behind in effort to bring peace to Afghanistan?
Imagine for a moment that an enemy had spent 20 years in your country trying to change hundreds of years of history. Now imagine you were back in control of that country. And the enemy was slowly starting to leave. Would you be blamed if you had told them to hurry up and get out? … Continue reading Taliban, to U.S.: Out by Aug. 31. And they’re right.