The foundations of the US-sponsored global security system are crumbling. Prospective state and non-state challengers are steadily improving their ability to deny the United States, and its major allies, effective access to vital portions of the sea, air, space, and cyber domains. As their relative capability wanes and operational constraints accumulate, the deterrent value of [...]
The study concludes that in the decade ahead China will employ unconventional warfare techniques on issues ranging from the Senkaku Islands dispute in northeast Asia to the disputed Paracels in the South China Sea.
For the United States, the Three Warfares seek to curtail U.S. power projection in Asia that is needed to support allies, [...]
‘The United States, the Russian president suggests, knows only “the rule of the gun.”’
For Putin, “Nationalists, neo-Nazis, Russophobes and anti-Semites” have seized power in Kiev. For Putin, “After the dissolution of bipolarity on the planet, we no longer have stability.” (Never mind that hundreds of millions of people gained their freedom.) The United States, [...]
Special Eurasia Group Update – Ukraine
By Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group
russia is conducting direct military intervention in ukraine, following condemnation and threats of sanction/serious consequence from the united states and europe. we’re witnessing the most seismic geopolitical events since 9/11.
a little background from the week. russian president vladimir putin provided [...]
The Rossiya 1 television channel took an 85-minute break from its Olympic coverage Monday evening to show a film called “The Biochemistry of Treason,” featuring the United States in a co-starring role.
An attack on the “daily betrayals” that Russia suffers, the film argued that America has waged and still wages a cunning psychological war [...]
John Mearsheimer recently argued that China is pursuing in Asia what the United States has in Latin America: regional hegemony. In pursuit of that goal, China keeps trying to take territory, bit by bit, in the East and South China Seas. And the United States doesn’t know what to do about it.
The United States has become the largest producer of oil and natural gas in the world, surpassing Russia and Saudi Arabia, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
You may have missed this important story. That’s because the media virtually ignored it.
How did the United States reach this goal? Two simple words, which were [...]
Beijing’s impertinent behavior is proving more effective than anything the State Department could ever dream at mobilizing an Asia-Pacific coalition centered on the United States. Concerns that Beijing will, for an encore, impose a similar ADIZ over disputed territories in the South China Sea are a factor animating current efforts by the United [...]
With Washington and Moscow caught in a deteriorating relationship, is conflict inevitable?
Rising tensions in the relationship between the United States and Russia are beginning to cause a “Cool War” — a sort of Cold War-lite — that threatens both Washington and the entire global geopolitical system. Without a functioning relationship between Washington and Moscow, [...]
‘It means that the equilibrium of Asia is being deranged. We should expect the risk of armed conflict [with China] to grow unless and until the United States moves decisively to repair its defenses and reinforce its alliances.’
So after a long period of time Asia has reached a tipping point: Stable state (peace) to [...]