Tag Archives: China

A Recast Strategic Landscape from One NATO Summit to the Next

July 4, 2022 G7 met in Elmau, Germany, on 26-28 June 2022. The communiqué issued following the meeting stressed G7’s condemnation of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine and reiterated that G7 will stand with Ukraine for as long as … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A World of Incertitude

June 27, 2022 With the war in Ukraine, the “emerging world order” has once again become a current topic even though the use of the word “order” in the global context does not correspond to its Merriam-Webster definition which is … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Strategic or Suicidal Global Competition?

June 20, 2022 On June 15, the New York Times reported that heat waves are becoming more frequent, hotter, and longer-lasting than in previous decades, according to scientists. The US National Climate Assessment noted in 2018 that the frequency of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Moving Toward “No Peace No War” in Ukraine

May 31, 2022 On May 19, in a government statement in the German Bundestag, Chancellor Scholz said, “We all share the same goal: Russia must not win this war. Ukraine must survive.” Putin first has to realize that he cannot … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Confronting China

May 26, 2022 On March 26, in Poland, President Biden referring to President Putin said, “For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power.” Administration officials immediately scrambled to clarify that what he meant was not regime change. “That’s not … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The War in Ukraine and West’s Summit Meetings

March 27, 2022 The following was my summing-up of the Ukraine conflict seven years ago: “News from Ukraine and Ukraine-related developments are not encouraging. The Minsk cease-fire remains fragile. Political and economic difficulties facing Ukraine show no sign of abating. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ukraine Crisis: A Reminder from the Middle East

February 7, 2022 The Russia-West standoff over Ukraine continues. The US and its European allies are warning of a serious risk of a Russian offensive against Ukraine. Moscow is claiming that the US is trying to pull Russia into an … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

US/NATO Talks with Russia, Episode 2 Begins

January 31, 2022 On January 26, the US and NATO delivered their written responses to Russia’s security demands in Eurasia. A day later, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told the media that the responses offer grounds for serious talks only on … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Year 2021 in Retrospect

December 22, 2021 The top foreign and security policy item of 2021 was the strategic competition between major powers. Its subtitles were “China’s ascendancy”, “Russia’s resurgence” the “waning of American power”. The rise of authoritarianism, democracy’s decline, the failure of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The World Needs a Broad Coalition Against Terrorism

October 12, 2021 On July 8, 2021, in remarks on the drawdown of US forces in Afghanistan President Biden said: “We went for two reasons: one, to bring Osama bin Laden to the gates of hell, as I said at … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment