Washington’s Imperial Indo-Pacific Agenda

Washington’s Imperial Indo-Pacific Agenda by Stephen Lendman US Pacific Command (PACOM) is now the Pentagon’s Indo-Pacific Command, reflecting “connectivity between the Indian and Pacific oceans,” according to war secretary James Mattis. US strategy remains unchanged, seeking Indo-Pacific and global dominance, wanting pro-Western puppet regimes replacing all challengers to its imperial aims. China in the Pacific,... Continue Reading →

Impasse in US/China Trade Talks

Impasse in US/China Trade Talks by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) On Saturday and Sunday in Beijing, the latest round of Sino/US trade talks failed to resolve key outstanding differences. No details of weekend talks were announced. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and his delegation met with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and... Continue Reading →

Netanyahu’s Anti-Iran EU Trip

Netanyahu’s Anti-Iran EU Trip by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) He’s in Berlin Monday meeting with Angela Merkel - followed by talks with Emmanuel Macron in Paris and Theresa May in London. He seeks support for unacceptably amending the Iran nuclear deal, an international treaty, unanimously adopted by Security Council Resolution 2231,... Continue Reading →

Iranian Military Presence in Syria: Advisors Only

Iranian Military Presence in Syria: Advisors Only by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) Iran has no combat troops in Syria, no military bases - advisors only on Assad’s invitation, operating from Syrian facilities. Israeli claims otherwise are bald-faced lies. So is Washington’s designation of Iran as a state sponsor of terrorism -... Continue Reading →

Possible Putin/Trump Summit? Hold the Cheers

Possible Putin/Trump Summit? Hold the Cheers! by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) Putin and Trump met twice face-to-face - in Hamburg, Germany at the G20 summit and Danang, Vietnam. They’ve spoken several times by phone. No formal summit was held so far. Does it matter if one is scheduled in Washington, Moscow,... Continue Reading →

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in Beijing

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in Beijing by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) Sino/US trade disputes remain far from resolved. Trade war neither country wants remains a possibility, assuring losers, not winners if launched by Trump. A US delegation headed by Wilbur Ross is in Beijing, meeting with their counterparts led by Vice... Continue Reading →

Menacing US Hostility Toward China

Menacing US Hostility Toward China by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) Washington is hostile toward all sovereign independent nations, Russia, China, and Iran alone standing in its way of achieving unchallenged global dominance - all three governments targeted for regime change. Speaking at the Shrangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, US war secretary Mattis... Continue Reading →

Security Council Slaps Down US Resolution on Gaza

Security Council Slaps Down US Resolution on Gaza by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) It was a glorious moment to remember, hegemonic America diplomatically slapped in the face. Washington was humiliated on the world stage. Its draft Security Council resolution blaming Hamas for Israeli aggression got no support, none - other than... Continue Reading →

North Korea/US Summit Back On

North Korea/US Summit Back On by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) Washington has been hostile toward North Korea since the late 1940s - using the nation as a convenient punching bag in the aftermath of Harry Truman’s 1950s aggression, China America’s main regional target. It’s especially true now. Beijing is a major... Continue Reading →

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