I have long thought that this conflict can be worked out in theory, with Russia and most people in eastern Ukraine getting nearly all of what they want and Ukraine getting nearly all of what it desperately needs economically. But the conflict is not just about Russia, Novorossiya and Ukraine. There are other players, unfortunately.
|By: DSWright Wednesday August 20, 2014 6:49 am|
The police riots in Ferguson, Missouri are causing a headache for more than just local and state politicians. Not only has the federal government felt compelled to get involved in hopes of quelling the outrage, but US diplomats overseas are going to have a more difficult time convincing the rest of the world that America is a credible authority on the rule of law and human rights with armored vehicles storming the streets and heavily equipped police officers arresting journalists.
|By: Synoia Sunday July 13, 2014 1:00 pm|
China today tendered an offer for all 500 of the US top 500 companies, with the exception of defense and Information Technology companies.
China described as US defense companies as “Departments of the United States,” inefficient and unable to produce goods which meet China’s cost and quality standards. The IT companies, which became famous for their profit-margin-by-outsourcing strategies, were dismissed as being hotbeds of Indian Ideals and Activism.
|By: DSWright Monday July 7, 2014 1:24 pm|
Former Navy SEAL and Blackwater founder Erik Prince has a new security venture. This time he is helping Chinese firms to “take the drama out of Africa” by consulting on how the businesses should establish themselves and operate throughout the continent. Africa has become a major target for Chinese investment to secure access to the continent’s vast natural resources.
|By: Attaturk Thursday June 19, 2014 1:30 am|
You’d think China could learn a thing or two from North Korea, but trash talking from the late 1940s is I guess all they had left from the Chang-era.
|By: spocko Saturday June 14, 2014 8:49 am|
This time around with the Iraq war I want to be on the “winning side” I don’t mean being right, I mean getting paid to be wrong. What good is being right if you can’t monetize it? My contract work at one of the Big 8 peace firms is up, so I’ve been shopping around for new clients.
I can’t reveal who they are but this client wants a stable Middle East. They aren’t as concerned with Iraqis as they are with keeping the spice (I mean oil) flowing. They also believe war is the answer. I can’t dissuade them of this, and as I said, it’s not profitable being right, so I came up with a solution.
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday June 3, 2014 8:00 pm|
Fans of the Iceland witch pants may be little sad to learn that their beloved trousers have be usurped in hipsterness by a pair of Chinese slacks that are 3,000 years old
|By: yellowsnapdragon Tuesday June 3, 2014 6:06 pm|
The days of unilateral global governance by ‘benevolent” empire, aka USA, are coming to an end. The growing alliance between Russia and China and the prospect of new trade deals done in rubles, yuan, or a basket of other currencies rather than the dollar portend a changing world. Here are a few organizations that will become increasingly important as the globe becomes multipolar.
|By: fairleft Thursday May 22, 2014 9:35 am|
So is this really how it’s going to go? Will U.S. policymakers, elite think tankers and pundits just refuse to acknowledge the most important political change in the world since the demise of the Soviet Union? Well, yeah, I think that’s what they’ll do.
|By: Peter Van Buren Thursday May 22, 2014 7:37 am|
Your FBI is concerned that bonehead Americans will travel overseas to enemy-controlled territory such as China and be recruited as spies. Since this apparently happened once to one total dumbass kid, the FBI turned right around and spent a boatload of your taxpayer dollars to make a cheesy video, albeit one with professional actors and Hollywood-level technical production qualities. This video explains how to become a Chinese spy.