CGTN: America’s MIC to gain from Russia-Ukraine war

In my latest editorial for CGTN, I ask people to remember that America's military-industrial complex stands to benefit from the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war. In the coming days, we should expect a barrage of military "experts" from inside and outside the armed forces to receive ample space in America's newspapers and time on America's television news … Continue reading CGTN: America’s MIC to gain from Russia-Ukraine war

CGTN: Amid ice-cold relations, top U.S. and Russian leaders talk of Ukraine

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

China Focus: The U.S. doesn’t want war over Taiwan, right?

In my latest editorial for China Focus, I examine the contradictory signals emanating from Washington about America's intentions over Taiwan. Chinese officials have stated on multiple occasions that they have zero interest in starting a conflict in East Asia or anywhere around the world. On the other hand, they also say they will not idly … Continue reading China Focus: The U.S. doesn’t want war over Taiwan, right?

China Focus: The lesson about the Trump/Milley debate

Photo: Anthony Moretti 6Jan2018 In my latest editorial for China Focus, I look at the broader issue in the recent claims made by two American authors about Donald Trump and possible war with China. That is the lesson in all of this: the depth of hate that has infected Americans’ thinking about China. To list … Continue reading China Focus: The lesson about the Trump/Milley debate

CGTN: How a “righteous strike” became a “horrible mistake”

In my latest editorial for CGTN, I look at how the U.S. military adjusted its rhetoric from a "righteous strike" to a "horrible mistake" in describing a drone strike in Afghanistan. Of course, there will be investigations in Washington. Republicans will attempt to blame President Joe Biden for failed leadership, while Democrats will suggest in … Continue reading CGTN: How a “righteous strike” became a “horrible mistake”

And you wonder why Biden’s predecessors wanted nothing to do with Afghanistan?

Blast Joe Biden for a terrible evacuation plan in Afghanistan? Yes. Blast Joe Biden for inexcusably leaving Americans behind? Yes. Blast Joe Biden for a terror attack on his watch? Yes. But also accept two uncomfortable realities about the U.S. military presence in and evacuation from Afghanistan: The deal Biden's predecessor made with the Taliban … Continue reading And you wonder why Biden’s predecessors wanted nothing to do with Afghanistan?