Monthly Archives: June 2021

What explains America’s antagonism toward China?


By Zhang Jun In the last few years, the view of China as a strategic rival has taken over the American political mainstream, with leaders largely choosing confrontation over cooperation. Two features of this shift stand out: how quickly it

It’s time to end the ‘special relationship’ with Israel


The benefits of US support no longer outweigh the costs By Stephen M. Walt The latest round of fighting between Israelis and Palestinians ended in the usual way: with a cease-fire that left Palestinians worse off and the core issues

China’s Mars rover feat took NASA decades


China is the first Mars-going nation to carry out an orbiting, landing and rovering operation on its first mission By Sara Webb & Rebecca Allen China’s Zhurong rover landed safely on Mars on May 15, making China only the third

China on the horizon as ‘world’s pharmacy’


By M K Bhadrakumar The World Health Organisation’s approval Friday for China’s Covid-19 vaccine known as Sinopharm dramatically transforms the ecosystem of the pandemic. In immediate terms, this has potential to boost global vaccine supply, as China’s overall yearly production

Climate goal China


Greenhouse gas emissions from human activities have been the primary driver of climate change. Much of these emissions have come from China, which has had the world’s largest carbon footprint since 2004 and was responsible for 28.5 percent of global

Spy agencies seek new Afghan allies as US withdraws


The move signals an acknowledgment by Western intelligence agencies that they are preparing for the likely collapse of the central government and a return to civil war By Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Julian E. Barnes Western spy agencies are evaluating and

Foreign policy lessons from ZAB


With PTI steering the foreign policy wheel, little has been achieved but more has been lost at international forums By Eric Shahzar With the new United States administration coming into power, many foreign policy experts have started to lay out

News In Brief International


Palestinians see victory in Gaza ceasefire as Egypt delegation meets Hamas Rallies held in besieged Gaza and occupied West bank to celebrate ceasefire with many Palestinians seeing rockets that brought life to a standstill in much of Israel as a

Israel, the Big Lie


Israel is not exercising “the right to defend itself” in the occupied Palestinian territories. It is carrying out mass murder, aided and abetted by the US By Chris Hedges Nearly all the words and phrases used by the Democrats, Republicans

Israel pushes back against United States ‘concern’ over Jerusalem violence


National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat tells US counterpart that international intervention is only rewarding those who are provoking rioting By Toi Staff & Jacob Magid Israel’s National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat pushed back when his US counterpart told him on