Joseph Thomas

China is Building a Navy to Displace, Not Def...

32423123123In many ways, China’s socioeconomic and military influence in Asia has already balanced a long-lopsided equation of geopolitical power in the region. The social and economic stability brought by the rise of China along with…

Is the US Positioning Itself for Military Pre...

32423412321The governments of the United States and United Kingdom have spent decades and millions of dollars creating the political opposition fronts that constitute support for Myanmar’s new (and first ever) State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi…

Trump’s Taiwan Phone Call Gaff No ̶...

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President-elect Donald Trump’s “accidental” phone conversation with Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen was neither a gaff nor a decision Trump and his advisers unilaterally made. It is merely the latest evolution of US foreign policy…

US Concerns Over “Election Interference...

453423423423The United States has recently claimed the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats from US territory as well as additional sanctions against the Russian state are in retaliation for what the Washington Post claims is “2016 election…

As US Berates Russia For Political Meddling, ...

3423423423Despite a concerted backlash against what US political leaders and policymakers claim is Russian interference in America’s internal politics, the US continues to openly interfere in the internal politics of other nations worldwide…

US Policymakers Seek “New Thailand̶...

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With the passing of Thailand’s head of state, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, a universally revered cultural and pragmatic leader for the last 70 years, Thailand’s enemies see an opportunity in what they perceive as a void in national…

Saving Face: America’s TPP Disaster

34123123121Long before US President-elect Donald Trump even began his presidential campaign, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was already crumbling along with the rest of America’s so-called “pivot to Asia” policy. In late 2011, then US…

Terrorists Targeting Russia in Syria – As Pla...

2342321312312312Russian forces operating in Syria upon Damascus’ request have met several close calls during military and humanitarian missions over the past two months. In late October, Syrian and Russian organised humanitarian corridors came…

What the Philippines Says Vs. What it Does

23232312Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has been identified as a menace to US foreign policy in Asia Pacific by both his supporters and his opponents. For his supporters, he is propped up as a hero of “anti-imperialism,” while his…

America’s Ironic “Two-Faced”...

234131231231Rarely ever does hypocrisy align so succinctly as it does within the pages of American policy and media coverage. US policy think tank, the Brookings Institution, recently provided an extreme example of this in a paper titled…

What Washington Really Wants in Syria

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When the United States announced that it would be abandoning “peace talks” with Russia regarding the ongoing conflict in Syria, many had already dismissed them as disingenuous. The Washington Post in an article titled, “U.S. abandons…

US Hypocrisy: Preaching Human Rights, Invitin...

324234123On October 6, Los Angeles’ Loyola Marymount University invited ex-Thai prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra to give a talk on the subject of “The Secret of Reducing Poverty and the Rich-Poor Gap: The Power of Political Will”…


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