May 16, 2014

What Ukraine really needs

by William Pfaff

The last thing Ukraine needs is domination by either the New Russia or the partisans of an American neocon organization. A federal system of self-governing provinces might work.

May 16, 2014

Is China the top economic power?

by Robert Samuelson

New World Bank figures suggesting that China's GDP will overtake that of the U.S. sometime this year raise profound issues for Americans who have presumed that postwar economic affluence depends on countries becoming more like the U.S.

Vietnam protests Chinese oil rig in disputed sea

May 5, 2014

Vietnam protests Chinese oil rig in disputed sea

Vietnam demanded China stop oil drilling operations in a disputed patch of the South China Sea, saying on Monday that Beijing’s decision to deploy a deep sea rig over the weekend was illegal. China dismissed the objections, saying the activity was being carried out ...

May 2, 2014

Third Obama disappointment seems imminent

by William Pfaff

In the trivial case of the Sino-Japanese dispute over the Senkaku/Diaoyu isles, there was no cause for President Barack Obama's recent warning to China that the U.S. considers the islands as falling under protection of its Security Treaty signed with Japan in the aftermath ...