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Biden gives green light to US-China thaw

Posted by seumasach on September 3, 2021

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Asia Times

3rd September, 2021

Significantly, Kerry also held talks with Politburo member Yang Jiechi, China’s most senior diplomat. It does look already that a confrontational approach toward China may have become highly improbable during the Biden presidency. The geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific region is on the cusp of change.

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Why the loss of Afghanistan ultimately ends the Empire

Posted by seumasach on August 30, 2021

Akrainer

29th August, 2021

This episode and its implications will not be lost on other servants of the Empire. Will the its corrupt puppets in the Middle East, Africa, South America and elsewhere be comfortable following the Empire’s dictates? Will they obediently “build back better,” ploughing over their economies and social fabric, destroying their people’s lives? After Afghanistan they will have to think about making nice with their own people and seek cooperation with other global powers, primarily China and Russia. The Empire has already been check-mated in Ukraine; it lost Syria and their hold on Iraq has all but slipped away. Afghanistan may well prove to be its mortal wound.

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Reflections on Events in Afghanistan-9

Posted by seumasach on August 27, 2021

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

27th August, 2021

The horrific terrorist strikes in Kabul on Thursday which killed at least 12 US servicemen and dozens of civilians will lead to a higher level of cooperation between the US and the Taliban. 

The commander of CENTCOM Gen. Kenneth McKenzie disclosed to journalists on Thursday that  the US was already sharing information on terror threats in Afghanistan with Taliban. As he put it, “We share versions of this information with the Taliban so that they actually make searches… We think they’ve thwarted some.”

The US is finally coming round to the Russian view that the real terrorist threat in Afghanistan stems from the Islamic State and not the Taliban — and, more importantly, Taliban can be a useful partner in the fight against the ISIS. 

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Will China bail out Biden?

Posted by seumasach on August 2, 2021

The USA has three choices: to uncouple form China defaulting on its debt; to defeat China militarily; or to do a deal with China. The first two are self-defeating, and so a deal would seem inevitable. But can the USA realistically eat humble pie and join a China-lead multipolar world? That is the question

David Goldman

Asia Times

31st July, 2021

Professor Jin’s warning on Friday at the “Observer” (guancha.cn) website that US inflation might lead to the bankruptcy of the US government will be read carefully in Washington – especially because Jin claims that China can help America out of its economic problems.

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America’s ‘Great Retreat’ is well underway

Posted by seumasach on July 30, 2021

Stephen Bryen

Asia Times

29th July, 2021

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NATO expansion risks tearing Europe apart once again

Posted by seumasach on June 22, 2021

RT

22nd June, 2021

Putin reiterated that “Russia is in favor of restoring a comprehensive partnership with the rest of Europe” and again proposed the idea of a “common space for cooperation and security from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean.”

In April, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov extended an invitation to EU nations to sign up to a Moscow-backed plan to form a ‘Great Eurasian Partnership’ that would be open to all states across the two continents. This would be driven by the values of unification and inclusivity, he said.

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Biden-Putin, a Yalta II rather than a new Berlin

Posted by seumasach on June 22, 2021

Thierry Meyssan

Voltairenet

22nd June, 2021

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Biden wants to remain engaged with Russia, China

Posted by seumasach on May 30, 2021

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

28th May, 2021

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Breakthrough in Afghan peace process!

Posted by seumasach on May 3, 2021

Following close on the defusing of the Ukraine crisis it appears that whoever is behind Biden is seeking movement to resolve some of the world’s outstanding conflicts

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

1st May, 2021

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Biden losing friends and gaining enemies

Posted by seumasach on April 27, 2021

Biden’s unforced errors are killing America in the grand geopolitical game of the 21st century

Biden appears to represent Trumpism without Trump: the key here may be that all the Joints Chiefs of Staff are Trump appointees and remain at their posts under Biden. Behind all the smoke and mirrors lies the realist current within the USA and nothing could be more realistic than ending America’s extensive network of bases, alliances, covert operations, client states etc., in short ending America’s informal empire. This is necessary work as this empire’s raison d’être, global hegemony, the New World Order is now, more than ever, clearly a chimera. Since retreat from empire contradicts America’s special status it must be carried through covertly, unannounced creating facts on the ground which open the doors to a multipolar world order

Brandon J.Weichert

Asia Times

27th April, 2021

US President Joseph R Biden rose to power promising to restore America’s purportedly ailing alliances. Allies are needed to assist the United States in curbing the rise of China, Russian aggression, and Iranian revanchism. Yet in the last several weeks, the Biden administration has gone out of its way to alienate potential allies across the world. 

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Delhi shouldn’t panic that Afghan war is ending

Posted by seumasach on December 25, 2018

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

25th december, 2018

Panic has seized the Indian analysts – mixed with fury and frustration – that the Americans are marching out of Afghanistan. Yet, the fact of the matter is that no such decision has been announced yet by President Trump, who actually has nothing to lose and everything to gain politically by taking credit for any such formal decision, which would be a hugely popular one in the domestic opinion. After all, it will be a double whammy for Trump after Syria to ‘bring the boys home’ from another futile war, which also happens to be the longest war America ever fought in its history. Candidate Trump had repeatedly, emphatically had promised that he’d terminate America’s imperial overstretch.

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