US Sanctions Pushing China and Russia Closer Together

Amid sanctions on Russia by the US and other Western countries, Vladimir Putin is solidifying his economic relationship with China: And while China remains on the sidelines in Ukraine, the deal with Moscow allows Beijing to signal its sharp disapproval of Western sanctions as a political tool to force Russia to change its policies. “The Chinese have always been against sanctions on principle. They perceive that if the West can use this method to successfully pressure such a big country as Read more […]

Why We’re Losing the New Cold War

Short answer: bad leadership. Let’s look at a similar situation from history—JFK and Nikita Krushchev’s standoff over Cuba. Even though many people cite the Cuban Missile Crisis as a token of JFK’s ability to negotiate tense and difficult international situations, what most people don’t point out is what got JFK into that situation in the first place—his pathetic performance at the Vienna summit he himself had called for. Krushchev just beat the garbage out of him verbally for a few Read more […]