Brian Berletic

US Condemns Chinese Military Build-Up the US Itself Provoked


US Indo-Pacific commander Admiral John Aquilino has recently complained about China’s militarization of the South China Sea. He has accused China of placing anti-aircraft and anti-ship systems along with other military facilities on islands scattered throughout the South China Sea.  The Guardian in an article titled, “China has fully militarized three islands…

Thai Volunteers Poisoned by Western Media Sign up for Ukraine Fight


As Russia’s special operations continue in Ukraine so does the West’s propaganda war against it. The propaganda is particularly effective but also particularly predictable in terms of who will be drawn in by it and become hysterical because of it. This includes right-wing extremists from across the Western world but…

Information Sovereignty More Important Than Ever


The elimination of Russian media across the West and to a greater extent from across US-based social media platforms used worldwide, is a stark demonstration of the power the West still wields within global information space. It is a wake-up call for nations around the globe regarding the threat of leaving a nation’s information space not only completely undefended…

West Pressures Thailand to Take Their Side Against Russia


On February 28, 2022 the EU ambassador to Thailand, David Daly, would declare in a social media post that Thailand “should speak up to save our rules based international order,” demanding the Kingdom of Thailand vote at the UN with the West regarding Ukraine. Accompanying his comments were the flags of the United States, the UK, France, Germany…

China to Build First Phase of New Philippine Railway


Chinese companies have secured a major contract to begin building the first phase of a new inter-city railway across the Philippine island of Luzon. The railway will connect the capital city, Manila, to cities and ports across the island. China’s Xinhua in an article titled, “Chinese contractors to build Philippines’ fastest, longest railway: ambassador,” would report: The Philippine…

US Plans to Destroy Taiwan to “Save” It


Tensions between the United States and China exist across a wide spectrum of areas, from economics to geopolitics. Among the many flashpoint issues defining this growing confrontation is the “Taiwan question.” Officially, the United States recognizes what is known as the “One China Policy.” The US State Department’s own webpage regarding…

EU’s “Alternative” to China’s Belt and Road Initiative


The European Union unveiled what it is touting as an “alternative” to China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Called the “Global Gateway,” the EU claims it will deliver better alternatives consisting of “high standards, good governance, and transparency,” in a rollout almost indistinguishable from the vague and poorly received US “Build Back Better World…

How & Why are Thai-Saudi Relations Improving?


For three decades Thai-Saudi relations had suffered over a diplomatic row involving stolen Saudi jewelry and the unsolved murders of several Saudi diplomats in Thailand.  Al Jazeera in its article, “Saudi Arabia restores ties with Thailand after gem theft dispute,” would explain: In 1989, Thailand-born janitor Kriangkrai Techamong stole $20m worth of precious gems…

US vs. China in Laos: Two Nations, Two Approaches, One Obvious Difference


The United States has elected to lock itself in a zero-sum conflict with China, attempting to stop China’s inevitable rise as the world’s largest, most powerful economy and thus nation. The narrative the US employs to justify political, economic, and even military measures it is targeting China with, revolves around US claims that China…

China’s Belt & Road Already Delivering for Southeast Asia


The West’s propaganda campaign against China is attempting to convince the world that Beijing and its policies pose a global threat. China is accused of everything from presenting an outright military threat to its neighbors and the world, to sinisterly trapping nations in debt for infrastructure projects the West insists are unnecessary in the first place. However, the West…

India’s Role in Washington’s Myanmar Meddling


The Southeast Asian country of Myanmar continues to suffer from ongoing political violence which began in February 2021 after the nation’s military ousted the government of Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy (NLD) party. Remnants of the ousted government are now reorganized as the exiled “National Unity Government…

Kazakhstan Chaos: An Opportunity, But for Who?


Kazakhstan has suffered severe nationwide violence allegedly prompted by fuel price concerns. However, it quickly became clear that it was instead actually foreign-sponsored destabilization which was, at best, using legitimate public concerns as cover for attempted regime change. A Russian-led deployment of Collective Security Treaty Organization…

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