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One of the greatest threats to world peace is the US Defence Secretary The US Navy Times headline of 5 November summed up Washington’s policy as regards the South China Sea by recording that «Pentagon chief takes jab at China with aircraft carrier stop». This interesting aspect of America’s official policy about China was one result of the visit by US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter to the USS Theodore Roosevelt, an enormous aircraft carrier in the South China Sea where, ten days previously, on 27 October, the guided missile destroyer USS Lassen had been ordered to try to provoke China to react to a deliberate, coat-trailing confrontational incursion into territorial waters claimed by China.

The U.S. says it is defending freedom of navigation; really it just wants to limit China’s power in the South China Sea.   On Oct 27, the USS Lassen, a guided-missile destroyer, intruded within 12 nautical miles of Zhubi [Subi] Reef in China’s Nansha [Spratly] Islands in the name of conducting freedom-of-navigation operations. On November […]

After a series of coordinated terror attacks in Paris, the Islamic State of Levant left the “city of light” in dark. Only hours later, world leaders began the G20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey. International media was quick to report that the terrorist attacks in France will dominate the G20 conference. Nevertheless, no military agenda should […]

When the “Hague Court” recently announced that it had “jurisdiction” over Philippines’ arbitral claims against China, many reported the decision as a victory for the Philippines and as a triumph of the “rule of law.” I beg to differ. On the contrary, the Court has muddled, not upheld, international law, and by trivializing the states’ […]

The past year of 2014 is best remembered for a serious attempt to put pressure on North Korea for its observance of “human rights” in the country. And although the projects of Marzuki Darusman and Sonja Biserko,1) on the whole, failed, because of, inter alia, the false testimony of one of the “key witnesses”, the […]

SEOUL, South Korea — Police fired tear gas and water cannons Saturday as they clashed with anti-government demonstrators who marched through Seoul in the largest protest in South Korea’s capital in more than seven years, leaving a protester critically injured. About 70,000 people marched from various locations in Seoul to an area near City Hall, […]

The character of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) becomes clear immediately after the fundamental economic data for its 12 intended signatory countries is examined. They are dominated by the G7 economies of the United States, Japan and Canada. These, together with Australia, constitute 90 percent of the GDP of potential signatories. Participating developing economies – Mexico, […]

Despite the common misconception that Thailand is one of Southeast Asia’s staunchest US allies – the steady erosion of US-Thai relations has been underway for years. Cold War concessions Thailand made to the US during the Vietnam War have ingrained the myth of Bangkok’s unquestioning loyalty to Washington in the minds of many. The past […]

The paradox of the current global crisis is that for the last five years, all relatively responsible and independent nations have made tremendous efforts to save the United States from the financial, economic, military, and political disaster that looms ahead. And this is all despite Washington’s equally systematic moves to destabilize the world order, rightly […]

The United States and the Republic of Korea have drastically altered their military plans towards North Korea by shifting their central focus from preparation of a large-scale direct confrontation to swift localised subversive actions, reported the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun on October 5, 2015. According to the newspaper, while previously the United States and the […]

The Most Brazen Corporate Power Grab in American History The release Thursday of the 5,544-page text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership—a trade and investment agreement involving 12 countries comprising nearly 40 percent of global output—confirms what even its most apocalyptic critics feared. “The TPP, along with the WTO [World Trade Organization] and NAFTA [North American Free […]

Second International Conference for Peace and Prosperity in Korea   A conference for global stakeholders from Europe, Asia and the U.S. for a peace treaty to end the Korean War Date: November 23 to 27 Location: Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin, Germany A collaborative Steering Committee for a DPRK-U.S. Peace Treaty will hold a second international seminar in […]

People’s Republic of China president Xi Jinping stunned the world, and especially the increasingly bellicose United States and Japan, by holding an unprecedented meeting with Ma Ying-jeou, the president of Taiwan, which continues to call itself the “Republic of China.” It was the first meeting between the presidents of the rival Chinese governments since mainland […]

[The 4th Media editor’s note: This article was published on Press TV in the probably most highest tension-ever of the Korea conflict with regard to the then first-ever imminent nuclear war possibility between US and DPRK (aka, “North Korea”) in the “cruel spring” of April, 2013. The US-led annual “war games,” specifically designed to invade, […]

The TPP, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the corporate Mega-deal on “free trade” has been concluded between the partner states, and is now in the final stages of its ratification. This deal involves the US and 11 other countries (Canada, US, Mexico, Chile, Peru; Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Brunei, Japan) of the Pacific Rim, representing 40% of global […]

Table of contents   Introduction Historical context and the possibility of mutual understanding European know how transfer to China and Chinese views on Europe III. EU-China relations – overview Multilateralism – geopolitics and international economic cooperation A new world order Multipolarity and multilateralism EU as partner and model Social policy Welfare state The European social […]

Since Washington and the EU imposed hostile and unwarranted financial and economic sanctions on Russia after the spring of 2014, President Putin and the Russian government have made many praiseworthy and sometimes brilliant moves to respond to the de facto acts of financial warfare. However they have avoided dealing with fundamental deeper distortions and vulnerabilities […]

ON MAY 10, 2007, in the East Room of the White House, President George W. Bush presided over a ceremony honoring the nation’s most accomplished community service leaders. Among those collecting a President’s Volunteer Service Award that afternoon was Kay Hiramine, the Colorado-based founder of a multimillion-dollar humanitarian organization. Hiramine’s NGO, Humanitarian International Services Group, […]

As part of Obama’s ingenious “pivot to Asia”, Washington has decided to challenge Beijing’s territorial claims in the South China Sea. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter confirmed on Tuesday that a U.S. warship “had passed within 12 miles of a Chinese artificial island.” Considering that China is ringed by U.S. naval bases, starting in Japan […]

Other countries felt powerless in the face of the arrogant hegemonic Unipower, which from time to time replied to noncompliance with threats, such as US Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage delivered to Pakistan, to bomb noncompliant countries “back to the stone age.” President Putin of Russia brought all that to end on September 28. He stood up before the world in the presence of the overflowing hubris of the hegemon and belled the cat. Putin denounced Washington’s threat to the sovereignty, and thereby the freedom, of peoples and countries. He denounced the heartless criminality of Washington’s destruction of the lives of millions of peoples on the basis of nothing other than Washington’s own arrogance. He denounced the illegality of Washington’s assaults on the sovereignty of other peoples, and declared that Russia can no longer tolerate this state of affairs in the world.

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