Asia

Pivot to Asia: China is threatened by the US military in the South and East China Sea. War with China is currently on the drawing board of the Pentagon as outlined in a Rand Report commissioned by the US Army
Trump calls for escalation of the war in Afghanistan. Why? Is he going after the bad guys, or is it something else? Afghanistan has significant oil, natural gas and strategic raw material resources, not to mention opium, a multibillion dollar industry which feeds America's illegal heroin market.
Trade War
The unspoken US policy objective behind the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou on trumped up charges, consists in breaking China's technological lead in wireless telecommunications. What is at stake is a coordinated US intelligence initiative to ban China from playing a strategic role in the 5G global mobile phone network.
At the height of a US trade war against China, not to mention what Beijing considers an act of provocation by the US Navy in the Taiwan Straits, the Renminbi is indelibly under attack. For the People’s Bank of China to faithfully follow IMF guidelines is tantamount to abiding by the Washington Consensus.
Challenging Dollar Hegemony: Russia and China Are Containing America’s Attempts to “Reshape the World Order” By Federico Pieraccini, February 19, 2019
Suicide Bombings in India and Iran By Great Game India, February 19, 2019
Who’s Behind the Attacks in Iran? Pakistan Has to Choose Between Saudi Arabia and Iran By Masud Wadan, February 19, 2019
Iran Is Being Tricked into Making Balochistan the New Kurdistan By Andrew Korybko, February 19, 2019
Pakistan’s War on Terror and Ouster of Nawaz Sharif By Nauman Sadiq, February 18, 2019
South China Sea, the Geopolitical Pivot to Control Asia By Ulises Noyola Rodríguez, February 16, 2019
Jammu and Kashmir: The Political Consequences of the Pulwama Attack By Andrew Korybko, February 15, 2019
China Cancels Trade Talks with UK in Protest over Defence Secretary Williamson’s Speech By The Straits Times, February 15, 2019
Pakistan: Is Imran Khan’s ‘Movement for Justice’ a Liberal Political Party? By Nauman Sadiq, February 15, 2019
Pakistan: The Global Pivot State By Andrew Korybko, February 14, 2019
US Navy Challenges China in the South China Sea By Peter Symonds, February 13, 2019
Rule Britannia against China: New UK Aircraft Carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth into the South China Sea in 2021? By Tom Clifford, February 13, 2019
Kashmir Insurgency: The Spillover of the Soviet-Afghan Jihad By Nauman Sadiq, February 13, 2019
Freedom of the Press in Japan: PM Staff ‘Restrict’ Reporter, Accuse Her of ‘Spreading Misinformation’ About Environmental Impact of New US Military Base By Nevin Thompson, February 13, 2019
Is America’s “Deep State” Divided over the Taliban Peace Talks? By Andrew Korybko, February 12, 2019
Football, Refugee Rights and Hakeem al-Araibi By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, February 12, 2019
Who Is Right on America’s Enemies? The “Worldwide Threat Assessment Report” By Philip Giraldi, February 11, 2019
Is Debt China’s Achilles Heel? The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the Internal Debt Trap By F. William Engdahl, February 10, 2019
War after War: Will the US “Pull Out” of Afghanistan to Strike a New War Elsewhere? By Masud Wadan, February 09, 2019
Peace in Afghanistan? The Taliban’s Moscow Travels Have Turned Them into Seasoned Diplomats By Andrew Korybko, February 08, 2019
Meeting in Moscow: The Taliban Meets the Afghan Opposition By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, February 07, 2019
Reading Between the Lines: India Has Sour Grapes over America’s Afghan Peace Talks By Andrew Korybko, February 07, 2019
Afghanistan: From “Soviet” Occupation to American “Liberation” By Nauman Sadiq, February 04, 2019
Mahathir Mohamad
As Malaysia and Ireland Find Out, You Stand Up for Palestinian Rights at Your Peril By Miko Peled, February 04, 2019
John Bolton: “The Most Dangerous American”. Would Risk Military Conflict with China to Achieve Goals By Zhenhua Lu, February 04, 2019
China Creates, Macau Burns and Robs By Andre Vltchek, February 03, 2019
Does the US Provide Covert Support to the Islamic State in Afghanistan? By Nauman Sadiq, February 03, 2019
The Monitoring Game: China’s Artificial Intelligence Push By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, February 03, 2019
China-US Trade Negotiations Approach Final Phase By Dr. Jack Rasmus, February 02, 2019
Here’s How a “Slip of the Tongue” Strengthened Russian-Pakistani Relations By Andrew Korybko, February 01, 2019
Pakistan and the Cultural Appropriation of Pashtun Rights Movement By Nauman Sadiq, February 01, 2019
The Post-American Multipolar Blueprint for Afghanistan By Andrew Korybko, February 01, 2019
Afghanistan Pullout? Culmination of America’s Longest War. Draft US-Taliban Peace Pact? By Nauman Sadiq, January 30, 2019
US Caught Helping ISIS Commanders Escape from Taliban Prison in Afghanistan By Tasnim News Agency, January 29, 2019
“The Onslaught of ChinaGate”: Prof. Michel Chossudovsky By Prof Michel Chossudovsky and Sputnik, January 29, 2019
US Enemies and the Lawless ‘Rule of Law’ By Prof. John McMurtry, January 29, 2019
Southeast Asia Terribly Damaged but Lauded by the West By Andre Vltchek, January 29, 2019
26 January: Indian Republic Day (Freedom) versus Australia Day (British Invasion & Aboriginal Genocide) By Gideon Polya, January 28, 2019
“Naya Pakistan”: Come One, Come All, and See “New Pakistan” with Your Own Eyes! By Andrew Korybko, January 27, 2019
CIA Was Aiding “Jihadists” before Soviets Invaded Afghanistan By Nauman Sadiq, January 27, 2019
Why Germany Leads in Renewables: It Has Its Own Green Bank By Ellen Brown, January 27, 2019
inter-Korean
Towards Another US-North Korea Summit? By Stuart Smallwood, January 27, 2019
The US Paved the Ground for Regional Powers to Seek a Stake in Afghanistan By Masud Wadan, January 24, 2019
China Warns Against Extraditing Huawei’s CFO to US By Stephen Lendman, January 24, 2019
Pakistan’s Choice, The US Afghan Campaign: Totally Out-maneuvered by The Taliban By Brig. Imran Malik, January 23, 2019
Korea: A Brief History Explains Everything By Dana Visalli, January 23, 2019
Canada Arrest of China’s HuaWei CFO Meng Wanzhou: Diplomatic Blunder or Cold War Stratagem? By Glenn Michalchuk, January 23, 2019
A Morally Right Decision: Support the BDS Movement, Do Not Allow Israelis to Enter Malaysia for Sport Event By Dr. Chandra Muzaffar, January 23, 2019
The Battle for 5G, Escalating Trade War With China: Trump Administration to Request Extradition of Huawei CFO By Stephen Lendman, January 23, 2019
Trump’s “Real Trade War”: Subverting China’s Technological Advance By Dr. Jack Rasmus, January 22, 2019
5G Internet Technology: China’s Telecom Giant Huawei is Leading. The U.S. is Falling Behind By Tom Luongo, January 21, 2019
Malaysia’s 1MDB Financial Scandal: Stolen Money Must Not Place Culprits Above the Law By Sarawak Report, January 18, 2019
How Long Can Nepal Blame Others for Its Woes? By Barbara Nimri Aziz, January 18, 2019
Russia’s Interest in Pakistani Power Projects Could Portend CPEC Investments By Andrew Korybko, January 17, 2019
Okinawa Activists Petition White House to Stop Military Base Construction By John Zangas, January 17, 2019
ROK Defense Ministry’s Latest White Paper Omits Language Describing N. Korea as “The Enemy” By Yoo Kang-moon, January 17, 2019
China Is a Work in Progress: Renewable Energy, Science and Technology, Battle against Air Pollution By Tom Clifford, January 17, 2019
China and India in Central Asia: Competition or Convergence? By Andrew Korybko, January 17, 2019
‘Real Journalists Act as Agents of People, Not Power’ By John Pilger and Eresh Omar Jamal, January 17, 2019
Is the US Planning to Wage War on Russia and China? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky and Bonnie Faulkner, January 16, 2019
The Infowar on China’s Xinjiang-Uyghur Crisis. Now They’re Targeting Pakistan and PM Imran Khan By Andrew Korybko, January 14, 2019
Walls or Roads By Prof. James Petras, January 13, 2019
Why Is Japan so Bitter About The Unstoppable Rise of China? By Andre Vltchek, January 13, 2019
Climate Disruption: “The End of Ice” and Other Threats to the Planet By Michael Welch and Dahr Jamail, January 13, 2019
Social Media Might Ban the Pakistani Map at India’s Behest By Andrew Korybko, January 12, 2019
Can Nepal Realistically Look to China as an Alternative Trade Partner? By Barbara Nimri Aziz, January 11, 2019
Kim Jong-un’s 2019 New Year Speech: What Did He Say? And Why? By Prof. Joseph H. Chung, January 10, 2019
Trump’s Déjà Vu China Trade War By Dr. Jack Rasmus, January 10, 2019
In Pictures: The Largest Strike in History Is Happening in India Right Now By Ben Cowles, January 09, 2019
Mixed Results from Latest Sino/US Trade Talks By Stephen Lendman, January 09, 2019
US Snatches Chinese Executive – Sets Dangerous Precedent. “Trying to Provoke, Humiliate China” By Tony Cartalucci, January 09, 2019
Jair Bolsonaro
President Trump’s Losing Strategy: Embracing Bolsonoro’s Brazil and Confronting China By Prof. James Petras, January 09, 2019
The New “Great Game in Eurasia”, Decline of the American Empire? Chinese Scholar Offers Insight into Beijing’s Strategic Mindset By Pepe Escobar, January 08, 2019
As Trump Orders US Out of Afghanistan, Notorious CIA-Backed Units Will Remain By Prof. Marjorie Cohn, January 08, 2019
Is China Preparing for War? By Stephen Lendman, January 07, 2019
Afghanistan in Photos: When a US Strike Hits a Family Home By Andrew Quilty, Abigail Fielding-Smith, and Jessica Purkiss, January 07, 2019
China’s Spacecraft Chang’e-4: ‘First Landing on the Dark Side of the Moon: ‘Milestone in Space Exploration’ By Prof. Ian Crawford and Sputnik, January 06, 2019
Japan to Push for WWII-Era Peace Treaty with Russia By Telesur, January 06, 2019
Global Research News Hour: Global Economy, Geo-Politics, Militarization. The Most Significant Stories of 2018, Projections for 2019 By Michael Welch, Rick Rozoff, Andy Lee Roth, Dr. Jack Rasmus, and Dmitry Orlov, January 05, 2019
Syria and Afghanistan: Two Different Realities By Andre Vltchek, January 04, 2019