America: The ‘Indispensable’ nation

U.S. is truly the indispensable nation when it comes to empowering, instead of restraining, ambitious regional powers to pursue their narrower interests in the name of anti-China containment. We can expect more of the same “indispensability” when Hillary Clinton assumes… Read More › sci tech news Continue reading America: The ‘Indispensable’ nation

China ups military diplomacy game in Syria with Guan Youfei’s visit

While economic power is waiting in the outer office — and soft power is downstairs watching TV with the limo drivers — hard power is behind closed doors at the boss’s elbow making sure the right decisions get made. That… Read More › sci tech news Continue reading China ups military diplomacy game in Syria with Guan Youfei’s visit

India plays its cards in Gilgit-Baltistan

In his Independence Day Address from Red Fort on Aug 15, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted the plight of the people of Baluchistan in Pakistan to deflect public attention from the mess in Jammu and Kashmir state where his party… Read More ›
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RAND’s ‘Unthinkable’ war with China

A new study by the RAND Corporation for US Army presents questionable assumptions while examining a possible long and severe or short US-China war. In a sinister way, it focuses on the military and economic losses and costs and ignores the tragic… Read More ›
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Does TPP matter? Does Singapore matter?

During his recent trip to the US, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, along with US President Barack Obama, made a joint pitch for the ratification of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. However, the hope that the TTP would form… Read More ›
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Scorched earth ruling on S China Sea

The sweeping judgement by the Permanent Arbitration Court in Hague on July 12 has dashed China’s South China Sea claims and left a completely open field for the Philippines and others. It is an important step in efforts to cripple China as… Read More ›
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