“All three make the claim that Russia is ready for a confrontation with the West and for a new rendition of the Cold War”
When senior Soviet officials wanted to set down the ideological or conceptual framework by which citizens should understand current events, they issued statements that were called “attitudinal papers” to guide national policy and that came replete [...]
“First, the next American president and his or her advisers will need to face up to the fact that a policy of forbearance [patient self-control; restraint and tolerance] toward China has now been tried and has failed.”
“However, China’s response since 2008 to forbearance has been clear: [...]
“The Hurun Report, a magazine in Shanghai about China’s wealthy elite, estimates that almost two-thirds of the country’s millionaires have already emigrated or plan to do so.”
Arcadia is a concentrated version of what’s happening across the U.S. The Hurun Report, a magazine in Shanghai about China’s wealthy elite, estimates that almost two-thirds of the [...]
Exposure to the democratic world is no guarantee that an individual will develop any kind of sensitivity towards its values or outlook. It can have the exact opposite effect — creating the contrast needed to sharpen an individual’s conservatism, as in the case of Qutb or Atta, or fueling visions of a violent revolutionary alternative, [...]
In an interview with CNBC today, Russia’s Prime Minister Dimitri Medvedev accused President Barack Obama of suffering from a “mental aberration.”
Late last month at a United Nations General Assembly meeting Obama slammed Russia, saying it poses the same kind of threat to the world that ISIS and Ebola do.
In return Medvedev today said, [...]
In this interview Putin is giving some suggestions that US blackmail over Ukraine could bring further problems affecting strategic stability between the major nuclear powers. At a minimum this implies a further escalation of conflict between the two powers unless the US and European end sanctions against Russia. Since Putin likes to mention “nuclear” a [...]
In stark contrast to White House policy, a top Japanese general on Tuesday said the U.S. military rebalance of forces to the Pacific should confront Chinese aggression in the region.
Japanese Gen. Kiyofumi Iwata, chief of staff of Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force, said that “some countries want to change the status quo by force” in [...]
But as I stand on the deck filming my report on how “the US is practising for war with China”, I can see my host from the Navy public affairs office wincing.
You get used to hearing the PR rhetoric: the US Navy “is not practising for war with any specific country”. But the US [...]
The U.S. Army warned on Monday that mandatory budget cuts due to resume in fiscal 2016 would be devastating to a service that is already facing huge risks as it tries to keep forces ready for battle, replace aging equipment and respond to crises around the world.
“The problem is that since we [...]
Japan and the United States are revising their mutual defense guidelines for the first time in nearly two decades to respond to China’s military expansion and increase Japan’s role in regional defense.
An interim report released Wednesday says the U.S. and Japan are pursuing a wider partnership that requires “enhanced capabilities and greater shared responsibilities.”