China: Pelosi Trip to Taiwan a Provocation

China: Pelosi Trip to Taiwan a Provocation

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If Pelosi postpones or cancels the visit, it will be seen as a U.S. climb-down in the face of Chinese indignation and protest, and an affront to our friends in Taiwan… Either way, relations between our countries will likely suffer, and perhaps seriously, if the Chinese opt for a military …

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Putin Wants His Own Monroe Doctrine By Patrick Buchanan

Putin Wants His Own Monroe Doctrine

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The point of the episode for today’s crisis in Ukraine? A powerful army on a nation’s border can send a message and dictate terms without going in and without going to war. When the Union was fighting to preserve itself in the Civil War, the France of Napoleon III moved …

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US and China: Collision or Cooperation?

US and China: Collision or Cooperation?

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Are China and the U.S., the world’s preeminent powers, headed for a clash or a level of engagement that will enable us both to avoid either a hot war or a second Cold War? In a surprise announcement at the Glasgow summit, U.S. climate czar John Kerry and his Chinese …

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Warnings and Threats -- or Bluster and Bluff

Warnings and Threats — or Bluster and Bluff

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Consider, then, a brief summation of the confrontational postures adopted by the Biden diplomats. We are openly warning Russia that the U.S. may soon bring Ukraine and Georgia into NATO… We are openly warning Iran that time is running out… We are putting China on notice that we do not …

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Are China's Threats to Taiwan a Bluff?

Are China’s Threats to Taiwan a Bluff?

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China started and finished the recent war in the Himalayas with India. It warned Hong Kong to stifle the democracy protests that went violent in 2019. When Hong Kong failed to do so, Beijing acted and is now completing the full absorption of the city into the mainland. On its …

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Are the US and China Stumbling Toward an 'Islands War'?

Are the US and China Stumbling Toward an ‘Islands War’?

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World War II began in Europe when the British, Sept. 3, 1939, declared war on Germany over its invasion of Poland to retrieve what Berlin claimed were its territories… If World War III breaks out between China and the U.S., it is likely to be over islands of Asia claimed …

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20 Years after 9/11 -- Are We Better Off?

20 Years after 9/11 — Are We Better Off?

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Looking back at the half dozen Mideast wars in which we have engaged since that first 9/11, where are we better off now than we were then? Al-Qaida, ISIS, Boko Haram and their variants have established a presence in Arab, Asian and African countries far beyond Afghanistan. Looking forward, where …

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For What Will We Go to War With China?

For What Will We Go to War With China?

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Why are we threatening this? Is who controls Mischief Reef or Scarborough Shoal a matter of such vital U.S. interest as to justify war between us and China? In his final state of the nation speech Monday, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte defended his refusal to confront China over Beijing’s seizure …

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