Aggressive Chinese Moves in South China Sea Conflict

By Joshua Philipp — An announcement by the Chinese regime on June 16 about its island building in the South China Sea is less than meets the eye.

Destroying Syria to Make It Safe for American Values

If Hugo were alive today, he might well have used the same haunting lines to describe the smoking wreckage of the Mideast.  Except this...

A War Between Two Worlds

By George Friedman — The murders of cartoonists who made fun of Islam and of Jews shopping for their Sabbath meals by Islamists in Paris last week have galvanized the world. A galvanized world is always dangerous. Galvanized people can do careless things. It is in the extreme and emotion-laden moments that distance and coolness are most required. I am tempted to howl in rage. It is not my place to do so. My job is to try to dissect the event, place it in context and try to understand what has happened and why. From that, after the rage cools, plans for action can be made. Rage has its place, but actions must be taken with discipline and thought.

CIA’s Hidden Hand in ‘Democracy’ Groups

By Robert Parry Freedom House and the National Endowment for Democracy stress their commitment to freedom of thought and democracy, but both cooperated with a...

The Chinese are Coming: Beijing in the Balkans and Eastern Europe

By Binoy Kampmark In the latter part of 2014, China became the world’s largest economy, dethroning the United States which has held the position since...

Tiananmen Square 25 Years Ago

The massacre that wasn’t By Brian Becker Twenty-five years ago today, every U.S. media outlet, along with then President Bush and the U.S. Congress were whipping...

New York Times: Enemy of Truth

By Stephen Lendman The Times is America’s leading establishment publication. Its longstanding history is unprincipled.  Supporting wealth, power and privilege. At the expense of populist interests. Functioning...

The US Senate Torture Report: “Crime Without Punishment”

Democrats and Republicans largely in Lockstep By Stephen Lendman Longstanding US policy reflects business as usual. Ruthless and then some. With bipartisan support. Democrats and Republicans largely...

Can China Fall Peacefully?

By Andy Morimoto The idea that China cannot rise peacefully has become something of an international-relations truism. The story here is simple: as China’s economy...

Controlled Press in America

By Eric Zuesse How many Americans know that the current regime in Ukraine was installed in a very bloody February 2014 coup d’etat, that was planned...