The U.S. empire has been surrounding China with military bases and war machinery for many years, in ways Washington would never tolerate China doing in the nations and waters surrounding the United States.
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SCOTT RITTER: Germany Risks Forgetting Its History
In deciding to supply Leopard battle tanks to Ukraine, Olaf Scholtz breaks the self-imposed constraints on the military’s role in German foreign policy that had been in place since the end of WWII.
SCOTT RITTER: 2023 Outlook for Ukraine
Given the duplicitous history of the Minsk Accords, it is unlikely Russia can be diplomatically dissuaded from its military offensive. As such, 2023 appears to be shaping up as a year of continued violent confrontation.
PATRICK LAWRENCE: Germany & the Lies of Empire
With Angela Merkel’s revelations of Berlin’s duplicity in its dealings with Moscow, Cold War II just got colder.
SCOTT RITTER: Merkel Reveals West’s Duplicity
War, it seems, was the only option Russia’s opponents had ever considered.
Ukraine: Guides to Reflection
This crisis is rooted in Washington’s obsession with Russia, writes Michael Brenner. The country’s Phoenix-like rise from the ashes has been unsettling to politicos, policy-makers and think tankers alike.
DIANA JOHNSTONE: The Growing Franco-German Estrangement
If the mood expressed by the new German governing coalition is that of a strong, conquering Germany, the mood in France is of national decline which needs to be stopped.
German Politics: Confused, But Self-Righteous
Diana Johnstone assesses the recent German election, the decline of the traditional left, and its implications for relations with the U.S. and Russia.
The ‘Atlantic Era’ & Europe After Angela Merkel
James W. Carden says greater EU autonomy would be a good for the United States and the world.
PATRICK LAWRENCE: No Insight After Afghanistan
Remaking the world — all of it — in the U.S. image has been a foundation stone of American foreign policy since the Wilson administration — a century ago.