Monday, October 19, 2020

France, Sweden, China

 France embarks on long overdue effort to end Islamic separatism. The beheading of a teacher last Friday has escalated the need for a national restoration of inclusive Frenchness

Russia reaps the whirlwind with Sweden’s massive defense boost. Putin’s efforts to intimidate the Scandinavian nation have backfired significantly.

China’s counter terrorism advice to France: throw all your Muslim citizens into concentration camp gulags. The Chinese authorities are proud of their Nazi style strategy.



Friday, October 16, 2020

NATO, Navalny

 Decoding Russia’s nuclear war threats to Germany and NATO. There is more at contention here than Russian efforts to undermine the military alliance.

It is in Trump’s own interest to raise Navalny’s plight with Putin. The president should recognize that chemical weapons conventions are serious.



Thursday, October 15, 2020

MI5, Putin's nukes

 Decoding China’s overreaction to British spy chief’s comments. The new head of MI5 says that China poses an increasing threat. China says that this is outrageous.

How Vladimir Putin is playing Trump on nuclear arms talks. The Russian president senses that Trump is playing a weak hand.


Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Shenzhen

Pursuing Shenzhen innovation revolution, China will double down on intellectual property theft. It's the only feasible way that Xi can achieve his strategic objectives.



Tuesday, October 13, 2020

China Australia, Putin LNG, Belarus showdown

 China must face tariffs for blackmailing Australia. Beijing wants to send a message that investment requires political submission.

U.S. gas exports to Europe are undermining Putin. The Russian Gazprom giant has just issued a stark complaint on Moscow’s difficulties.

Belarus crisis approaches a bloody showdown. Alexander Lukashenko authorizes his security forces to use live rounds. Protesters plan strikes.




Monday, October 12, 2020

North Korea, Turkey, China pirates, Huawei, Navalny sanctions

 How North Korea’s new ballistic missile aims for American fear. The upgraded ICBM appears to be designed to carry a very large nuclear payload, and/or to facilitate independent re-entry vehicles.

Sanction Turkey over Erdogan’s repeated energy deployment. The Turkish government is undermining Greek sovereignty and European stability.

China’s fishing pirates meet an overdue Malayisan riposte. The decision to detain two crews is welcome news, but only the tip of an iceberg.

From Friday...

Britain: Huawei is part of the CPC apparatus. It must be treated as such.

U.S. plays to Putin by avoiding Navalny sanctions. President Trump is deluding himself.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Pakistan, Whitmer

 Pakistan betrays Uighur Muslims and lets China write its UN statement. The display was a rather pathetic example of prostration.

What to make of Gretchen Whitmer kidnap plot. The FBI has a good handle on domestic far-right terrorists.




Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Beatles Florence, Biden missile

ISIS 'Beatles' prepare a one stop tour of Florence. The two former British citizens and ISIS executioners are arriving on U.S. soil to face justice.

Biden should be paying attention to Russia's new missile test. The Zircon system is designed to overcome U.S. defenses as part of a broader military build up.


Tuesday, October 6, 2020

The Quad, Novichok OPCW, Taiwan rant

 How China is the Quad’s rocket fuel. Beijing’s aggressive undermining of each of the four partner nations is the key source of their unity.

Why the latest findings on Putin’s use of Novichok against Navalny are so important. Russia is proved in breach of the Chemical Weapons Convention.

Hu Xijin’s latest Taiwan rant. The Central Foreign Affairs Committee messenger is rather upset with the unifying stance against Beijing.


Monday, October 5, 2020

Turkey Azerbaijan, The Phenomenon

 Turkey ignores the international community, doubles down on Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict. Erdogan is the key obstacle to a cease fire.

Review: James Fox’s new documentary, “The Phenomenon.” Fox examines the post-war history of UFOs.