´Perhaps the tipping point has already been reached. If so, all we policy analysts and policymakers are doing now is akin to “rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.”´
Many analysts in both the U.S. and China have warned of a “tipping point” in China-U.S. relations beyond which the two conclude that conflict is unavoidable [...]
Internal report labels white supremacists, black separatists, militias, abortion extremists main domestic extremists
The FBI’s most recent national threat assessment for domestic terrorism makes no reference to Islamist terror threats, despite last year’s Boston Marathon bombing and the 2009 Fort Hood shooting—both carried out by radical Muslim Americans.
Instead, the internal FBI [...]
The U.S. intelligence community has observed a “significant increase” in chatter among terrorist organizations as the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks nears.
“We’ve noticed a significant increase in chatter among Islamic terrorist organizations overseas both on the Internet and phone lines,” a U.S. government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told [...]
Citing an unnamed Chinese military expert, Global Times said that the P8-A may have been intercepted because it was “seriously interfering” with the underwater movements of a Chinese submarine, stating that the reported intercept point was only 200 kilometers from Chinese airspace.
The expert suggested that the incident has been completely overblown by US media, [...]
“Throughout history, those power transitions have almost invariably resulted in war — and the US-China relationship is in just such a transition.”
… Or to put it another way, clear patterns recur when two rival nations are locked in a cycle of rise and decline.
Throughout history, those power transitions have almost invariably resulted in [...]
“However, the Japanese government will want to keep the [Senkaku] islands out of Chinese hands for security purposes in light of the latter’s actions to secure disputed territory in the South China Sea, if nothing else.”
The Senkaku Islands have only minimal economic value to Japan with regard to the seabed resources in the surrounding [...]
Showboating aside, is the U.S. seriously thinking about confronting China? Probably not.
It is clear to the whole world that it will be a disaster if the U.S. and China become rivals, while cooperation between the two can contribute to both countries’ development. In 2013, bilateral trade between U.S. and China was worth 520 billion [...]
“Looking deeply into their crystal balls, some of the brightest minds in economics see the U.S. and much of the developed world turning Japanese.”
But what if that narrative is just an illusion? What if we’ve really been suffering from a 15-year malaise brought on by more powerful forces that even those that caused the [...]
What was not apparent in Wang’s remarks is that the dispute between the U.S. and China is not about commercial ships, but military ones. According to Beijing’s interpretation of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), military activities within a country’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) – which extends 200 nautical miles seaward [...]
For the first time since China’s rapid ascent as a regional military power, officers in Beijing believe the Chinese army could invade Taiwan or attack a disputed island while also deterring intervention by U.S. Pacific Command.
In other words, top Chinese military planners are now convinced they could defeat the United [...]