Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Biden UN

Biden's UN speech forgets Biden's human rights policy. On China, Russia, and Afghanistan, the president did not match his rhetoric to policy reality.



Monday, September 20, 2021

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Vietnam submarines, Google4Putin, Manny Pacquiao

Why the U.S. should buy France's submarines for Vietnam. It would offer Macron new U.S. commitment, test his rhetoric, and support efforts to constrain Chinese imperialism.

From Tim Cook and Sundar Pichai, with love. The Apple and Google CEOs deserve Caviar credit for enabling Putin's oppressive election victory.

Manny Pacquiao challenges Rodridgo Duterte. The former boxing champion offers a tougher stance against China.



Friday, September 17, 2021

Shortfin Barracudas, Apple KGB

French submarines would have been valuable in the South China Sea. The waters around China's coast are deep and the Shortfin Barracuda class would have been very quiet.

Apple and Google join Putin's KGB. The tech giants have agreed to suspend Navalny's "smart voting" app.



Thursday, September 16, 2021

AUKUS, Australia threat

5 takeaways from the AUKUS deal. What does it mean for the region, and the world? And why is France unhappy?

U.S. should warn China: any attack on Australia will result in a U.S. attack on China. Beijing must not be allowed to alter the escalation dynamic in the South China Sea.



Monday, September 13, 2021

Xi museum robber, Stanford China

Why Big Brother Xi robbed a museum. The Chinese Communist leader isn't happy with Hong Kong's independent spirit.

Stanford academics underplay China espionage concerns. They've written a letter demanding that the Justice Department stop aggressively searching for spies.



Thursday, September 9, 2021

ZAPAD

 As ZAPAD gets underway, America once again leads NATO's way. The U.S. military retains an inordinate share of NATO's capability and willingness to deploy.



Wednesday, September 8, 2021

China threat, Bagram China

China threatens to send warship inside U.S. territorial waters. Yang Jiechi's mouthpiece is trying to draw a comparison with U.S. activity in the South China Sea. It's a false comparison.

3 ways China might benefit from a base at Bagram. Prestige and capability enhancement stand out. There are risks, however.



Friday, September 3, 2021

Russia Ukraine

Russia hints at escalation against Ukraine. Biden should pay close attention to the rhetoric coming out of Moscow.



Thursday, September 2, 2021

China climate change, Britain embassy guards, England wins

U.S. can catch 22 China between its European seduction strategy and hot air on climate change. China says that cooperation is impossible without U.S. concessions. Fine, let Beijing tell that to the Europeans.

Britain's pathetic excuse for abandoning its embassy guards. The buses didn't turn up. Which is, apparently, excuse enough.

England score two wins. One against Hungary, one against Hungarian racists.