Category Archives: China

Hong Kong Keeping the Memory of June 4 Alive (Who Knew?)

by Joe Scarry When the UK handed Hong Kong over to China in 1997, I thought it spelled the beginning of the end for any kind of democracy and dissent in Hong Kong. Recent events have not only proved that … Continue reading

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Economic Blowback? Kuwait to Buy LNG From Iran

The big Russia-China energy deal has been getting a lot of press lately, but it’s not the only sign that the world is withdrawing its purchasing power from a meddlesome United States and an expansionist NATO/European Union. Now Kuwait, once one of the … Continue reading

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The Real Isolationists

Supporters of US military adventurism abroad often refer to their political opponents as “isolationists.” While it’s true that support for economic and cultural isolation can be paired with opposition to US imperialism and military interventionism, that need not be the case: Many … Continue reading

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Is it All About China?

Ukraine, that is. Mike Whitney thinks so: So what does controlling China have to do with the dust up in Ukraine? Everything. … Washington sees Russia as a growing threat to its plans for regional dominance. It’s all about the … Continue reading

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“Military Advisers” – The Third Rail of US Engagement in SE Asia

by Joe Scarry Hail the conquering hero! Barack Obama returns to the U.S. following the final leg of his Asia tour, to headlines announcing: “U.S., Philippines accord to allow greater American military presence” This probably “smells like victory” to an … Continue reading

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South China Sea: No End of American Grand Designs

by Joe Scarry   The third stop on Obama’s Asia tour is Kuala Lumpur.  What could he possibly doing in Kuala Lumpur?By now, most people have gotten wind of the fact that what Obama is up to in Asia is … Continue reading

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Now HERE’S an “Asia Pivot” I Can Believe In! (Marshall Islands Sues Nuclear “Haves”)

by Joe Scarry Smack dab in the middle of a Barack Obama’s suavely jingoistic Asia tour, and on the eve of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Preparatory Conference in New York, there has been in new development: Breaking News: Nuclear Zero Lawsuits … Continue reading

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