In my latest editorial for CGTN, I wonder what the current crisis in Ukraine might look like if only Western leaders had heeded an important piece of advice. No man is perfect, but good luck finding someone who understands geopolitics better than Henry Kissinger. The man celebrated most especially in the U.S. and China for … Continue reading CGTN: The Ukraine crisis: The West’s provocative culpability
In my latest editorial for CGTN, I explore why one U.S. senator needs to rethink his let's-sanction-China strategy. Returning to Rubio, we must acknowledge that in attempting to validate his bona fides as an anti-Communist, he is ignoring reality. Any sanctions the U.S. would issue against China would be met with a response by the … Continue reading CGTN: U.S. senator swings, misses in criticism of China
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
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!
I think at this point we can affirm the Washington Post dislikes anything emanating from China. In a story about vaccine distribution around the world, the paper notes With supply tight, China and Russia have engaged in vaccine diplomacy, donating or selling doses to countries in need in an apparent bid for influence. Pakistan, for instance, has … Continue reading WaPo takes another shot at China and Russia over vaccines
The Financial Times reports U.S. vaccine makers believe they must be protected from China and Russia. But such protection could cause many more people to die. Remember, more than 100 nations have supported the idea of a temporary patent waiver that would expand production of coronavirus vaccines around the globe, and plenty of politicians are … Continue reading Vaccine makers fear China and Russia, appear willing to let people die to get their way
If you soon find yourself in Russia's Nizhny Novgorod region, there will be a museum dedicated to Joseph Stalin to visit.
This story is a reminder that not adhering to the Western European line will have consequences.