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.
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.
China and Russia see the West’s actions in both eastern Europe and Taiwan as the West working against their ambitions, writes Vijay Prashad.
The United States claims it is operating under a “rules-based order”—but the term is not the same international law recognized by the rest of the world. Rather, it is camouflage behind which American exceptionalism flourishes, writes K.J. Noh for Globetrotter.
South Korea’s history offers a stark and ominous lesson, one the mainstream media would prefer the public ignore. The United States has taken brutal actions to maintain control and hegemony, writes K.J. Noh.
Australia has joined the U.S. and U.K. games to contain China, leaving India unclear in the Quad and isolated in Asia. Tied to the waning imperial power of the United States, India is gradually losing strategic autonomy.