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Maduro’s Beijing Visit Spooks a US Plotting Venezuela’s Isolation

    Maduro’s Beijing Visit Spooks a US Plotting Venezuela’s Isolation

BEIJING – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro received a rare yet exceedingly warm welcome Thursday as he landed in Beijing, where the oft-maligned leader and target of U.S.-spearheaded regime-change efforts will discuss new ways in which his government and the People’s Republic of China can deepen their relations and strengthen their long-running ties. The state visit,…

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How the US Came to Adopt a ‘Me First’ Foreign Policy

    How the US Came to Adopt a ‘Me First’ Foreign Policy

The Trump administration has brought U.S. foreign policy to the brink of crisis if it has not already tipped into one. There is little room to argue otherwise. In Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, and in Washington’s ever-fraught relations with Russia, U.S. strategy, as reviewed in my previous column, amounts to little more than spoiling…

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Trump Sanctions on Iran May Already Be Backfiring as Tehran’s Oil Revenues Soar

    Trump Sanctions on Iran May Already Be Backfiring as Tehran’s Oil Revenues Soar

TEHRAN, IRAN — Despite the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign targeting the Iranian economy, Iran’s crude oil and oil product revenues jumped a surprising 60 percent from March 21 to July 23. In addition, figures provided by Iran’s Central Bank show that Iran’s revenues from oil sales soared by 84.2 percent over that same period,…

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Joint China-Russia Week Long War Games Signals Growing Military Ties

    Joint China-Russia Week Long War Games Signals Growing Military Ties

More details have emerged revealing just how extensive the joint China-Russia week long ‘Vostok’ war games will be, set to kick off Tuesday, which is to involve a combined total of 300,000 troops, 36,000 military vehicles, 1,000 aircraft, two Russian naval fleets and all airborne units, along with a contingent from China, a clear sign to the west of…

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Trump Trade War on China Likely to Roil World Markets While Spurring China’s Development

  Trump Trade War on China Likely to Roil World Markets While Spurring China’s Development

BEIJING – The United States’ ongoing attempts to wage a trade war on China will likely fail in terms of scuttling the growing East Asian economy’s hopes to improve its manufacturing base, yet many fear that the ongoing trade war between the two will derail world economic growth and ultimately harm all parties involved. Such…

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China Offers African Nations $60 Billion in Development with ‘No Strings Attached’

  China Offers African Nations $60 Billion in Development with ‘No Strings Attached’

Chinese President Xi Jinping has offered a $60 billion aid package to African countries over the next three years, in response to the continent’s increasing debt distress — with no strings attached. China’s investment plans include $5 billion in African exports, $10 billion for development, and $15 billion grants and interest-free loans. A $20 billion…

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Docs Reveal Pentagon Plan to Destroy USSR, China as “Viable Societies” with Nuclear Weapons

  Docs Reveal Pentagon Plan to Destroy USSR, China as “Viable Societies” with Nuclear Weapons

WASHINGTON — Recently declassified documents shed light on a U.S. nuclear war plan developed in 1964 by the Pentagon’s Joint Staff to bomb Russia – then the Soviet Union – and China with nuclear weapons so extensively that it would destroy them “as viable societies.” The war plan itself, known as Single Integrated Operational Plan…

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Hillary Clinton’s Private Email Server Was Hacked by “Foreign Entity”

  Hillary Clinton’s Private Email Server Was Hacked by “Foreign Entity”

A Chinese-owned firm with operations in Washington D.C. hacked Hillary Clinton’s private server “throughout her term as secretary of state and obtained nearly all her emails,” reports the Daily Caller‘s Richard Pollock. The Chinese firm obtained Clinton’s emails in real time as she sent and received communications and documents through her personal server, according to the sources, who said…

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China’s Massive Spending on Clean Energy Delivers Reduction Targets 12 Years Early

  China’s Massive Spending on Clean Energy Delivers Reduction Targets 12 Years Early

Twelve years ahead of schedule, a new report finds that China may already have had its worst year for carbon emissions—a sign that the world’s largest producer of greenhouse gases could be well on its way to meeting the goals put forth by the Paris climate agreement. “As part of the Paris Agreement, China pledged…

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China’s Long Range Bombers “Likely Training For Strikes” Against US, Pentagon Warns

  China’s Long Range Bombers “Likely Training For Strikes” Against US, Pentagon Warns

A new Pentagon report has sounded the alarm over China’s expanding military reach and says the rival to American power is increasing its ability to send bombers further afield while “likely training for strikes” against the United States and its allies. The warning is contained in an annual Pentagon report prepared for Congress called Military and Security Developments Involving…

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