New Cold War
Japan’s discomfort in the New Cold War

In December, Japan will release a new National Security Strategy, the first since 2014. The country has indicated that it would increase its military budget by 11% a year from now till 2024

Daily Round-up | Palestinian factions reach reconciliation deal & other stories

In today’s episode, we bring you stories of a deal between Palestinian factions, China’s condemnation of the US ‘Cold War mentality,’ the latest Global Hunger Index Report, and the soaring bonuses of British bankers

US continues provocation game with China over Taiwan

Eugene Puryear of BreakThrough News talks about the latest US provocations against China in the context of the political and economic ties between the two countries

US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi lands in Taiwan

Anti-war activists argue that this latest visit risks military confrontation with China, which would be devastating for both Chinese and US people

Ukraine grain deal Ukraine grain deal is feel-good event, but road to peace is long and winding

Under the agreement, Ukrainian vessels would guide ships in and out of Ukraine’s heavily mined ports, and Russia would agree not to attack the area while shipments were moving. Turkey’s role will be to inspect ships leaving Ukrainian ports for smuggled arms

BRICS India, BRICS in Cold War conditions

The West’s “sanctions from hell” have given a big stimulus to India-Russia bilateral trade, giving it a dynamism that one never suspected would be recaptured in the post-Soviet era

Peace summit Madrid Alternatives to a world at war divided in two

This weekend, a Peace Summit is organized in Madrid where various organizations and international movements will meet to oppose NATO and work together to organize the struggle for real security of the people and the planet

Cold War in Asia not easy Creating Cold War conditions in Asia isn’t easy

The Achilles heel of the US’ Cold War strategy is that it lacks an inspiring economic agenda. The US’ Cold War strategy is primarily in military terms, whereas what impresses Asian countries is economic clout

Why Latin America needs a new world order

Latin America does not want a new cold war. The region has already suffered from decades of military rule and austerity. Latin America wants peace.

The state of the US war industry under Joe Biden

The US defense budget is a good sign of the fact that while Joe Biden may lack his predecessor Donald Trump’s penchant for hyperbole, the two administrations so far have been pretty similar on many counts

Biden’s first year: Did anything fundamentally change?

Responding to pressure from people’s movements, Biden set lofty goals for his administration. How many of these promises has the administration fulfilled?

Post Xi-Biden meet, what lies ahead?

Eugene Puryear of BreakThrough News analyzes the US establishment’s understanding of and perception of China in the aftermath of the Biden-Xi meeting. He talks about the similarities between the major political forces on the issue and the long-term US plan to encircle China.