US-China: The Hardcore Is Yet To Come

The Trump administration’s response to China’s emergence has been to throw all sorts of spanners in the works, but tariffs won’t bring back manufacturing jobs Let’s start with the “long” 16th Century – which, as…

Bamiyan, Babylon, Palmyra, Notre-Dame

The Bamiyan Buddhas were destroyed by an intolerant sect pretending to follow Islam. Buddhism all across Asia grieved. The West hardly paid attention. The remaining ruins of Babylon, and the attached museum, were occupied, plundered…

The Killing of Journalism

The arrest of Julian Assange was an act of revenge by the US government that strikes at the heart of journalism The date – April 11, 2019 – will live in infamy in the annals…

Pentagon Obsession: China, China, China

Chinese nuclear bombers. Chinese hypersonic missiles. Chinese carrier killer missiles. Chinese cyberattacks. Chinese anti-satellite weaponry. Chinese militarization of the South China Sea. Chinese Huawei spying. So many Chinese “malign intentions”. And we’re not even talking…