The decline in U.S. diplomatic influence in the Middle East reflects not just Chinese initiatives, writes Juan Cole, but Washington’s incompetence, arrogance and double-dealing over three decades in the region.
Tag: Belt and Road Initiative
Ukraine: The Tunnel at the End of the Light
The U.S. abused its providential anointment as the exceptional nation, writes Robert Freeman. That abuse has been recognized, called out and is now being acted against by most of the other nations of the world.
China to Run UN Biodiversity Conference
This is the first time that Beijing has presided over a major intergovernmental meeting on the environment and wildlife ecologist Vanessa Hull is eager to see the country step into a global leadership role.
War Is No Answer to Insecurity
Old habits continue to dominate in Washington, which has long sought nuclear primacy to negate the theory of détente, writes Vijay Prashad.
The World Does Not Want a Global NATO
Most of the world rejects NATO’s policies and global aspirations and does not wish to divide the international community into outdated Cold War blocs, writes Vijay Prashad.
PATRICK LAWRENCE: 21st Century Order
As a piece of the new world order that is under construction, Putin’s trip to Tehran last week was of singular importance.
The Dangerous US Opposition to Eurasian Integration
Washington and its allies seek either to remain hegemonic and weaken China and Russia or to erect a new Iron Curtain around these two countries, writes Vijay Prashad. Both approaches could lead to a suicidal military conflict.
The US & China’s Belt & Road Initiative
Vijay Prashad responds to Biden’s announcement of another U.S. initiative to counter Beijing’s rapidly growing infrastructure development and investment project.
Dark Times with a Sliver of Light
Vijay Prashad raises the hope that Argentina — which just joined China’s BRI — can forge a development strategy not written by IMF staffers in Washington.
Globalization Without an Epicenter
E. Ahmet Tonak and Vijay Prashad say a retreat from Western-designed globalization by some areas of the world began before the pandemic and before Russia’s war on Ukraine.