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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Posts Tagged ‘China’

Mad About THAAD: An Untimely Decision

Mad About THAAD: An Untimely Decision

  by Mel Gurtov   The US decision, supported by the South Korean government, to deploy an antimissile system known as THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) may be one of the most thoughtless strategic moves in a generation. The official US argument is that close-in defense against North Korean missiles is necessary. But the deployment has resulted in the following: an argument in China for increasing its nuclear weapons stockpile; an incentive in North Korea for moving ... Full Story

The Diplomacy of Donald J. Trump

The Diplomacy of Donald J. Trump

By Mel Gurtov Oblivious to Tradition and Good Sense Those of us who appreciate the unconventional have to have second thoughts after watching Donald J. Trump in action.  All the more so when it comes to the conduct of foreign affairs, in which Mr. Trump is a novice.  Defying convention, which calls for the president or president-elect to call on the State Department for advice and talking points, and on the intelligence community for daily briefings, Trump at any time might decide ... Full Story

United States, the last empire?

United States, the last empire?

  And Then There Was One  Imperial Gigantism and the Decline of Planet Earth  By Tom Engelhardt It stretched from the Caspian to the Baltic Sea, from the middle of Europe to the Kurile Islands in the Pacific, from Siberia to Central Asia.  Its nuclear arsenal held 45,000 warheads, and its military had five million troops under arms.  There had been nothing like it in Eurasia since the Mongols conquered China, took parts of Central Asia and the Iranian plateau, and rode into the ... Full Story

Citizens United In Old Macau

Citizens United In Old Macau

    By Jeff Danziger appearing in   See more Jeff Danziger  by clicking on todays cartoon.  

World Affairs Daily, March 10

World Affairs Daily, March 10

  China's Nervous Neighbors Play the America Card By Richard Weitz China's increasing military power and aggressiveness has raised alarms in Southeast Asia. Richard Weitz explains how the region, together with the US, has begun to recalculate, adjust, and realign policies and relationships to counter China's increasingly menacing posture.  Read More   The Arms Trade, Dictators, and the Innocent Dead Michael Zantovsky Blog As Qaddafi murders his subjects, the moral relativism, ... Full Story