Where Does all the Plastic Shit Go? A Moment of Reckoning

Residents of cities like Chester, outside Philadelphia, fear a rise in pollution from incinerators after China’s recycling ban by Oliver Milman Guardian Feb 22, 2019 The conscientious citizens of Philadelphia continue to put their pizza boxes, plastic bottles, yoghurt containers and other items into recycling bins. However, in the past three months, half of these recyclables … Continue reading Where Does all the Plastic Shit Go? A Moment of Reckoning

MAGA Misses the Eurasia Train

While China and Russia solidify their economic and political alliance, the U.S. is missing an historic chance to join a multilateral world, clinging instead to military empire. by Pepe Escobar Consortium News Feb 4, 2019 We should know by now that the heart of the 21stCentury Great Game is the myriad layers of the battle … Continue reading MAGA Misses the Eurasia Train

Washington Resurrected the Arms Race

by Paul Craig Roberts Feb 1, 2019 The meetings in Beijing during January 30-31 between Washington, Russia, China, France, and the UK apparently failed to preserve the commitment to prohibit intermediate range nuclear weapons. Washington stuck to its determination to withdraw from the historic agreement of Reagan and Gorbachev to destroy all land-based intermediate range … Continue reading Washington Resurrected the Arms Race

US is Planning for War with Russia and China

by James O'Neill New Eastern Outlook Dec 22, 2018 Two recent reports from the United States strongly suggest the United States is planning a major war with Russia and China, but are far from certain that they could in fact succeed in such a war. The reports also provide insights into how the United States … Continue reading US is Planning for War with Russia and China

How to Repair the US-China Relationship – and Prevent a Modern Cold War

by Jimmy Carter Washington Post January 2, 2019 Forty years ago, Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping and I normalized diplomatic relations between the People’s Republic of China and the United States, putting an end to three decades of hostility. This led to an era distinguished by peace in East Asia and the Pacific region. China’s spectacular economic growth, … Continue reading How to Repair the US-China Relationship – and Prevent a Modern Cold War

Averting World Conflict With China

The PRC Should Retaliate by Targeting Sheldon Adelson's Chinese Casinos by Ron Unz Dec 12, 2018 As most readers know, I’m not a casual political blogger and I prefer producing lengthy research articles rather than chasing the headlines of current events. But there are exceptions to every rule, and the looming danger of a direct worldwide … Continue reading Averting World Conflict With China

The arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou

The War on Huawei by Jeffrey SACHS Project Syndicate Dec 11, 2018   The arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou is a dangerous move by US President Donald Trump’s administration in its intensifying conflict with China. If, as Mark Twain reputedly said, history often rhymes, our era increasingly recalls the period preceding 1914. As with … Continue reading The arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou