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Is Erik Prince Helping China Build Concentration Camps For Muslims?

    Is Erik Prince Helping China Build Concentration Camps For Muslims?

As China’s mass incarceration of members of its Uighur Muslim minority in its far-flung Xinjiang province has elicited condemnation from editorial boards of US newspapers to, more recently, the leader of one of the world’s largest Muslim nations, one of America’s most famous private security contractors – and, incidentally, brother to President Trump’s secretary of education, has found…

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The Real Target of the Huawei Sanctions and the Trade War

    The Real Target of the Huawei Sanctions and the Trade War

Washington — (Analysis) Meng Wanzhou, the Chief Financial Officer of Chinese telecommunications titan Huawei, appeared in Canadian court on Tuesday to fight her extradition to the United States. If she is extradited, she will face fresh charges issued by the U.S. Justice Department (DoJ) accusing Meng and Huawei of engaging in bank fraud and trade…

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Washington Follows Ukraine, Syria Roadmap in Push for Venezuela Regime Change

    Washington Follows Ukraine, Syria Roadmap in Push for Venezuela Regime Change

CARACAS, VENEZUELA — Since the decision of the Trump administration on Wednesday to recognize a member of the Venezuelan opposition, Juan Guaidó, as an unelected “interim president,” the situation in the South American country has become increasingly tense, with efforts to force the current government of Venezuela — led by Nicolás Maduro — out of…

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Elizabeth Warren and the Military Industrial Complex

    Elizabeth Warren and the Military Industrial Complex

WASHINGTON —  Senator Elizabeth Warren is making strides to characterize her foreign policy vision as a progressive one after she announced she’d be forming an exploratory committee for a presidential run. But her record on the issues and her associations with war hawks contrasts sharply with her liberal rhetoric. One executive of a defense firm…

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Trump’s Trade War with China May Have Paved the Way to a Post-G20 World

  Trump’s Trade War with China May Have Paved the Way to a Post-G20 World

The trade war launched by the Trump administration against China may not have been solved by a 2½-hour dinner between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Donald Trump at the G20 in Buenos Aires on Saturday. But it may have opened a path towards a drastic realignment. Way beyond the histrionics surrounding the “family pic” –…

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US Sanctions on Russia and China Are About More Than Total War

  US Sanctions on Russia and China Are About More Than Total War

A crucial Pentagon report on the US defense industrial base and “supply chain resiliency” bluntly accuses China of “military expansion” and “a strategy of economic aggression,” mostly because Beijing is the only source for “a number of chemical products used in munitions and missiles.” Russia is mentioned only once, but in a crucial paragraph: as a –…

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Leaked Transcript: Google Lied About “Dragonfly” China Censorship

  Leaked Transcript: Google Lied About “Dragonfly” China Censorship

The project, code-named Dragonfly, would blacklist phrases like “human rights,” “student protest,” and “Nobel Prize,” and has resulted in at least seven Google employees quitting for ethical reasons. Other employees have circulated a letter recognizing a “code yellow” emergency, suggesting that the Dragonfly initiative violates Google’s ethical code, which states that the company will not…

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Chinese Warship Comes Within 45 Yards of US Destroyer in South China Sea

  Chinese Warship Comes Within 45 Yards of US Destroyer in South China Sea

If markets have been blissfully ignorant of potential fallout from the simmering US-China trade dispute (even if corporate executives are bracing for the worst), just imagine how they would react to the reality of a military confrontation. Which brings us to an ABC News report published Monday evening detailing just how close Chinese ships came to actively confronting…

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Global De-Dollarization Spells Jolts and Crises for US Economy

  Global De-Dollarization Spells Jolts and Crises for US Economy

BEIJING — In January, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to denounce Pakistan’s commitment to fighting terrorism. Twenty-four hours later, Pakistan’s central bank announced that it no longer would use the U.S. dollar in international transactions, and would instead switch to the Chinese yuan. Four months later, in response to the Trump Administration’s withdrawal from…

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US Pulls Patriot Missiles From Middle East as Focus Shifts to China, Russia

  US Pulls Patriot Missiles From Middle East as Focus Shifts to China, Russia

The Pentagon is removing Patriot missile systems from several Middle Eastern countries next month, in a move that the Wall Street Journal says coincides with a “realignment of forces and capabilities as the military steps up its focus on threats from China and Russia,” citing multiple senior military officials. The relocation of the systems out of the…

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