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CONN HALLINAN – Dangerous Seas: China and the USA

A combination of recent events underpinned by long-running historical strains reaching back more than 60 years has turned the western Pacific into one of the most hazardous spots on the globe. The tension between China and the U.S. “is one of the most striking and dangerous themes in international politics,” says The Financial Times’longtime commentator and China hand, Gideon Rachman. In just …

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Dmitry Orlov – The Wrong Kind Of Victory: Is the US More Powerful Militarily?

One often hears of the fact that the US spends more on its military than most other nations combined. This is usually presented as evidence that the US is more powerful militarily—perhaps so powerful that it could take on the rest of the planet, and prevail. I find this attitude highly questionable. If we look at what sort of “defense” …

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The Gary Null Show – 09.15.15

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts is one of today’s most progressive political and economic writers and commentators on the state of the nation: governmental dysfunction, political corruption, global and domestic economic threats, the war on terror, Wall Street, and the decline in human values in American society. He was the chairman of the Institute for Political Economy and a former Assistant Secretary of Treasury during Reagan’s first term. During his academic career he has taught at many universities and held the William Simon Chair in Political Economy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies at Georgetown University. Dr. Roberts’ blog can be found at PaulCraigRoberts.org; he has published many books and articles during the past 40 years, his latest being “How America Was Lost: From 911 to the Police/Warfare State”

Gerald Celente is one of today’s pioneers in trend strategy. He founded the Trends Research Institute in Kingston NY and is the publisher of the Trends Journal that has been published since 1980. He has since become one of the nation’s most sought after diagnosticians and forecasters He is also the founder of Trends TV, which provides monthly videos and analysis of current events and their likely direction and outcome. His institute hosts frequent peace, prosperity and trends conferences. This weekend on Friday and Saturday, the Institute will convene a Peace and Prosperity Conference in the historic town of Kingston along the Hudson. On Sunday there will be a rally for the launch of the Occupy Peace movement. Participants include Gerald, Ralph Nader, Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman, Cindy Sheehan and myself.

Conference details and more information can be found on the websites TrendsResearch.com and OccupyPeace.us

The Looming US-China Crisis in the South China Sea by MEL GURTOV

The long-running, multi-party dispute over control of islets in the South China Sea (SCS) is worsening both in rhetoric and provocative activity. Meeting in late May at the Shangri-La Dialogue on regional security, US and Chinese defense officials sparred over responsibility for the increased tension, though they stopped short of issuing threats.  In fact, all sides to the dispute say …

Patrolling the hood from (China) sea to shining sea By Pepe Escobar

If only Mad Men in real life were like Don Draper – channeling his true inner self, after many a rocky season, to finally click on “I’m OK, you’re OK.” Instead, we have a bunch of (Pentagon) madmen provoking every major geostrategic competitor all at once. The Masters of War at the self-described “Don’t Do Stupid Stuff” Obama administration are …

Threat of ‘Inevitable’ War Looms Between US and China Over Pacific Island Row – Lauren McCauley

Tensions between China and United States continue to rise over the South China Sea as a Chinese government newspaper warns that war may be ‘inevitable’ if the U.S. and its allies do not back off from the heavily disputed territory. Last week, the Chinese government condemned the actions of the U.S. military after the P8-A Poseidon, the US’ most advanced …

China Jams US Spy Drones Over Disputed South China Sea Islands – RALPH TURCHIANO

China tried to electronically jam US drone flights over the disputed South China Sea in order to prevent surveillance on man-made islands Beijing is constructing as a part of an aggressive land reclamation initiative, US officials said. Global Hawk long-range surveillance drones were targeted by jamming in at least one incident near the Spratly Islands, where China is building military …