Brandon J. Weichert’s newest op-ed at The Asia Times shows how bad the US policy toward Russia and Eastern Ukraine really is.
Brandon J. Weichert’s latest Asia Times op-ed: A Eurasian superstate would have the resources, manpower, technological capabilities, and political will to make war upon the American superstate. It is unlikely that the United States could either survive or thrive in such a world.
Brandon J. Weichert joined his friends, Gordon G. Chang and John Batchelor on the new John Batchelor Show to discuss his recent Real Clear Politics op-ed about the new space alliance between China and Russia.
The EU has chosen sides in the budding Cold War 2.0: they are with China, clearly.
By taking over control of Iran’s oil-rich islands, China is effectively removing American military action off-the-table for Iran.
“Despite appearances to the contrary, the Sino-Russian alliance is not solidified. Moscow and Beijing just want a better deal from Washington.”
“The United States cannot hope for the best in Russia. Policymakers must assume that Putin will retain his grip on power and continue atomizing Russian society. If that’s the case, then the Russian state will die with Putin.”
“Putin’s hand is remarkably weak—and he knows it. Ultimately, Putin needs a deal more than Trump does, though there is no denying that a deal will be good for the United States, too. Whatever bluster Putin may exhibit in public, if Trump grants Putin the simple kindness that international law insists all world leaders be granted by fellow world leaders—legitimacy—then the Russo-American relationship will stabilize.”
“It’s time to face the fact that the United States has become the battleground for a ridiculous proxy war between two cousins, Ukraine and Russia. It’s no different than how the United States was the victim of an internal blood feud within Islam on September 11, 2001.”
“China’s ultimate goal is to link the capital-rich region of Northern Europe–specifically Germany–with its exports. But, the immediate concern is for China to solidify his vice-grip on the Mediterranean-Adriatic-Gulf trading zone, say analysts at the Washington, D.C.-based Institute for China-American Studies.”