The Biden administration’s aggressive sanctions aim to “kneecap” China’s tech sector. A former Pentagon official acknowledged it is a “disproportionate” and “unilateral” attack, a “form of economic containment.” Benjamin Norton reports.
The United States and South Korea seem to be attempting to send a clear message to both North Korea and China of their united military posture in the region. It comes as the U.S. encirclement of China continues rapidly. Aditya Sarin analyzes the situation.
Climate change, dam projects, and poor water and pollution management in Iraq's Kurdistan region threatens food production and livelihoods in rural communities, reports Alessandra Bajec.
For the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons to collapse would be tragic. But for it to continue when everyone knows it is a lie is a moral and mortal affront to the people of the world, writes TF board member Robin Lloyd, who attended meetings this month of the 10th Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference at the United Nations.
Sri Lanka owes 81 percent of its external debt to U.S. and European financial institutions and to Western allies, Japan and India. China owns just 10 percent. But Washington blames imaginary “Chinese debt traps” for the nation’s crisis, as it considers a 17th IMF structural adjustment program, reports Benjamin Norton.
Despite China delaying the vote to hold closed-door negotations, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimously agreed Friday to renew the UN's mandate in Haiti. Since 2004, as many as 13,000 troops from around the world have served as part of the UN's peacekeeping mission. For many Haitians, the mandate is a foreign occupation, reports TF editor Julie Varughese.