Brian Berletic

Sleepwalking into Washington’s Next Regime Change Crisis: Myanmar

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The crisis in Southeast Asia’s Myanmar continues to grow following the February 2021 military-led ousting of US-backed Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy (NLD) party. Violence between US-backed opposition groups joined with US-armed and trained ethnic rebels and the central government has become the focus…

America’s Predictable Betrayal of the ‘Iran Nuclear Deal’

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Despite campaign promises made by now US President Joe Biden to return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) better known as the Iran Nuclear Deal – Washington’s return to the deal has predictably stalled. In February 2021, AP would report in its article, “Biden repudiates Trump on Iran, ready for talks on nuke deal,” that: The Biden administration says…

Myanmar, Libya, and Syria: Dangerous Parallels

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When protesters in the streets of Myanmar began waving signs around in English demanding “R2P” or the “responsibility to protect,” the initial reaction should have been for many – a flashback to the last time R2P was invoked – in 2011 by the West regarding Libya. The violence in Libya in 2011 was part of the wider US-engineered “Arab Spring” with opposition groups, fronts…

Washington’s Obsession with China Expands

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Mid-March saw a series of events helping to measure with exactitude US foreign policy regarding China – a commitment to and a doubling down on a decades-long encirclement and containment policy that has – so far – failed to return on Washington’s immense investments in it. The first indicator was the new US administration of President Joe Biden continuing without…

Myanmar: Hidden Opposition Violence

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As is common with US-backed color revolutions around the globe, the Western media will attempt to cover up opposition violence for as long as possible until shifting the narrative toward a “reluctant civil war” in which opposition groups were “given no choice” but to take up arms. Of course, in every example – from Libya and Syria to Yemen and Ukraine – violence was part…

US Continues Crusade Against Nord Stream 2

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Despite the partisan political theater taking place in Washington – in terms of foreign policy – virtually nothing has changed with a new US president taking office. Even the rhetoric of the new administration is hardly discernible from that of its predecessor. From US tensions with China and Iran to continued pressure on Russia – the US continues to pursue a singularly…

Biden’s First Foreign Policy Speech Vows Forever Wars

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US foreign policy has clearly continued in the same direction, without missing a beat. Unlike in previous transitions in the White House, this time US President Joe Biden has not even really tried to promise even the faintest hope that it wouldn’t. There were a few glimpses of remote hope – particularly regarding the possibility the US wouldn’t abandon its last arms…

The Significance of China Surpassing US as EU’s Top Trade Partner

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Over the course of last year, China surpassed the United States as the European Union’s top trade partner. It was significant news and noted as such across Chinese media. But in the West, this news was somewhat muted. One of the few articles featuring this news comes from Politico titled, “China topples US as EU’s top trade partner over…

The Greater Danger of Israeli Provocations in Syria

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Continued airstrikes carried out by Israeli warplanes in Syria presents – at face value – an obvious and persistent threat to Syria. In a wider context, the threat runs much deeper and extends to Syria’s allies in Tehran. Israel has been an eager participant in the US-led proxy war on Syria beginning in 2011. It has provided safe-haven and support for Western-backed militants…

China Ousts the BBC Based on UK’s Own Media Standards

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In a move that was entirely predictable after the UK’s Office of Communications (Ofcom) banned China’s CGTN from operating in the UK, China has reciprocated by banning BBC World News from broadcasting in China. The BBC in its own article titled, “China bans BBC World News from broadcasting,” would claim: China has banned BBC World…

UK Bans China’s CGTN for Being Too Much Like the BBC

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The British Office of Communications (Ofcom) has pulled the license for China Global Television Network (CGTN) effectively terminating its ability to operate in the UK. A Bloomberg article titled, “UK Ends Chinese TV License, Stoking Tensions With Beijing,” would claim: CGTN had asked for its license to be transferred to an entity called China Global…

Thai Protests Aimed at Thai-Chinese Relations

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Thailand has for months faced anti-government protests. While portrayed by the Western media as organic, self-organized, and “pro-democratic,” US government-funding and the protest leaders themselves openly aligning with US-funded opposition groups in Hong Kong and Taiwan have revealed the ongoing unrest as aimed at China. The US seeks to complicate…


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