The U.S. has several goals in selling weapons to Taiwan: to make money, maintain the influence of the United States on Taiwan, and contain China.
The threat of coup d’etat from the military and organized critics of the president has been with us since the time of President Cory Aquino. This was unknown and not present during the terms of all presidents before Ferdinand Marcos.
The reason for this unlikely situation is that EDSA One, the putsch that [Read more]
[T]hese negotiations will become the cool wave that will soothe the hotheads in Washington.
Why the need for such rancor and indelicacy?
Donald Trump attacks a commander who dared to criticize him. Trump considers anyone that is not for him an enemy.
If Trump doesn’t give a damn about geopolitics and conducts transactions like a merchant, then we have to ask ourselves: What next?
The global balance of power is changing at an unprecedented rate; chess pieces advancing in a perplexing brain game, where there are those who want to maintain their position at the top as indisputably first, as well as those deliberately changing the scene via the two variables in the eternal equation for power – [Read more]
The halls of Washington have become a hotbed of intrigue, backstabbing and fights among rival factions.
Using a commercial ship as a magic weapon to defend territorial waters and to safeguard maritime rights seems a bit preposterous.