Joseph Thomas

US Has Little to Offer Southeast Asia

THAi6456332Any productive relationship between two nations must include mutual benefits for both. A proposed alliance that includes no incentive for a partner nation cannot otherwise move forward save for threats and coercion. The United States and its “pivot toward Asia” is an ongoing…

EU Event Chastises China-Pakistan Economic Co...

NEO JOURNAL COLLAGEThe European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) put together a day-long seminar chastising the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Organised by Jonathan Bullock, a UK Independence Party (UKIP) Member of the European Parliament (MEP), it gathered European critics of…

Washington’s Dirty Fight Against China&...

12740Five years into China’s ambitious One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative sees analysts and political circles around the globe taking stock of Beijing’s progress. This includes the Wall Street Journal in its article, “U.S. Fights China for Influence, One Project at a Time: Washington…

China’s Hong Kong Mega Bridge Riles For...

5543Officially called the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macao Bridge, the 55 kilometre-long bridge-tunnel is an engineering marvel physically connecting Hong Kong and Macau to China’s mainland. Beyond providing links to the mainland, the bridge helps form a wider…

Upcoming Thai Elections Next Battlefield in U...

67342311Elections are set to be held sometime in early 2019 for the Southeast Asian Kingdom of Thailand. The nation has struggled with political instability since former police colonel-turned-billionaire Thaksin Shinawatra came to power in 2001. Two…

American Meddling in the Maldives is Aimed at...

CHIMA5756312The United States was exuberant after its proxies took power in the Maldives during the September 24th elections.  Ibrahim Mohamed Solih of the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) came out with 58% of the vote over incumbent, President Abdulla Yameen. Former US Ambassador to the UN…

Washington vs Beijing: US Proxies Emerge Ahea...

ее4At a time when the United States has intensified its confrontation with Russia based on claims that Moscow interfered in US and allied politics (i.e. the UK and prospective NATO members in Eastern Europe), the US openly meddles everywhere from Europe and Africa to the Middle…

US “Investigates” Genocide in Mya...

AUNSA5645342Rarely is US hypocrisy so cynical and overt as a recent US State Department investigation into ongoing violence in Myanmar, all while the US continues its full spectrum support of Saudi Arabia’s genocidal war on Yemen. In addition to Washington’s role in Yemen, the US also…

West Decries Mainland-Hong Kong High-Speed Ra...

5537h Journal NEO CollageChina recently opened yet another high-speed rail line, this one linking Hong Kong to China’s mainland, cutting the trip to Beijing from 24 hours to just 9. Yet progress made by China in expanding what is already the largest high-speed rail network in the world, has been decried by…

UN Report Cynically Spins Rohingya Genocide

MIUSS678454352Media headlines claim an independent UN report is calling for genocide charges against Myanmar officials. Qatari state media outfit Al Jazeera in its article, “UN report calls for genocide charges against Myanmar officials,” claims: Myanmar’s senior military officials must be prosecuted…

US Meddling: Washington Backs Fugitive, Terro...

564521412312America’s bid to install a compromised Thai politician into power is part of a larger bid to encircle China with hostile and dysfunctional client states. The US is currently pressuring the Southeast Asian Kingdom of Thailand to hold immediate elections…

Thai Political Crisis: What the Western Media...

27103406268Political pressure is mounting in the Southeast Asian Kingdom of Thailand ahead of anticipated elections early next year. However, political analysts across the West have consistently portrayed Thailand’s political crisis as if existing in a vacuum divorced from geopolitics…


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