Assuming President Trump doesn’t blunder into World War III, the next greatest harm he may do is reverse the modest U.S. steps toward fighting global warming, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar explains.
America needs a game-changer. In the inaugural issue of the Journal of American Affairs earlier this year, I argued that a Reagan-style technology driver comparable to the Strategic Defense Initiative is required to restore American supremacy in military as well as dual-use technology. Allies such as Israel and Japan might become part of such an effort. China’s elephantine GDP would look less consequential if the content of respective GDPs changed dramatically over the next ten years...
Give President Donald Trump credit: he put North Korea front and center in talks with China. In doing so, he’s created an opportunity for the two nations to cooperate to more effectively press the North to freeze, if not end, its nuclear program.
In an interview with the Financial Times this month, US President Donald Trump offered up a headline-grabbing response when asked what kind of bargain his country could strike with China to resolve the North Korea crisis: “Well, if China is not going to solve North Korea, we will.”
The last three years of the Obama presidency highlighted two very different strategies being advanced simultaneously by the US and the nations opposing its imperialistic overreach, principally Russia, China and Iran. The latter have been seeking cooperation, while the US, with its big hammer, has characteristically been on the search for nails to hammer. Yet the management of international relations has always sought to maintain wide diplomatic channels, even putting in place precautions in the military arena, such as direct communication lines at the height of tensions of 2014 in Ukraine...
The U.S. establishment is so disturbed by the erosion of its “uni-polar world” domination that it is pushing compliant allies like Australia into potentially devastating conflicts, writes John Pilger.
Would a Chinese leader barely in control of his own country after a long civil war dare attack a superpower that had crushed Japan to end World War II five years earlier by dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?..
The San Diego-based Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson is on the way to North Korea to be joined by three guided-missile surface ships - all capable of long distance cruise missiles strikes against shore infrastructure. The Vinson group is fully prepared for the mission.
Reading the news about the recent US-China summit one thing strikes an eye. President Trump personally told President Xi Jinping about the airstrikes against Syria. He didn't hesitate to do it in the middle of the summit obviously sending a certain kind of message to the Chinese counterpart.
This week the leaders of the worlds two superpowers will meet for their first summit in the sunshine state of Florida. One superpower is the Established force of the world's policeman and has occupied this position since the end of World War II. The other is a rising superpower, the second largest economy in the world and yet still a developing country with no history of ever playing the role of global policeman. For the American President this will be his most important international summit to date and it will be very different from any that he has undertaken so far. Of all the leaders that President Trump has thus met so far none of them can be described as being anything near a rival or even approaching an equal to the United States on the world stage.