- US acceleration of space militarization leaves the world alarming and concerned
- On January 14, 2020, Gen. John W. "Jay" Raymond, Commander of US Air Force Space Command, was sworn in as the US Space Force's first Chief of Space Operations, marking a major step forward on America’s space militarization after President Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal year 2020 last month, with the establishment of the Space Force, the sixth major service, approved.
- Global security under shadow of US' bellicose foreign policy
- The year 2019 was perhaps the worst for regional and global security in the 30 years since the end of the Cold War. Thanks to its "America first" policy, the United States has added to the instability in the world order. The liberal world order, in fact, has deteriorated due to the US pulling out of several multilateral agreements and organizations, and most importantly, resorting to unilateralism to trigger the trade war.
- US refusal to withdraw troops escalates gamble with Iraq
- After the US military killed Iran's Major General Qassem Soleimani, commander of IRGC's al-Quds Forces, in Iraq's capital city Baghdad, the tit-for-tat military operations between the US and Iran almost pushed Iraq to the verge of proxy wars. Although Baghdad demanded the US troops to leave as soon as possible, the US has refused to withdraw the troops and they may have more furious game on this issue in the time to come.
- Why US rejects Iraqi demand to withdraw troops?
- The US will pursue a policy of overall contraction with targeted advancement in the Middle East.By using aerial military intervention, drone reconnaissance and strikeand economic sanctions as main intervention methods, the US will maintain its influence in the region.
- 7-hour talks in Moscow for Libya ceasefire deal to no avail
- Under the mediation of Russia and Turkey, leaders of the conflicting parties in Libya held an hours-long indirect negotiation in Moscow on January 13, but only Fayez el-Sarraj, Prime Minister of the Libyan Accord Government, signed the ceasefire agreement while Khalifa Beiqasim Haftar, Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), hasn't made a decision yet.
- China Coast Guard's first visit to the Philippines sends good signal
- The China Coast Guard (CCG) vessel 5204 arrived at Manila Port Area in the Philippines for a friendly visit on the morning of January 14, the first visit by a China Coast Guard vessel to the country, during which the two sides will hold a vessel open day, carry out joint search, rescue and firefighting exercises, and have friendship sports matches.
- Does Japan plan to be "peacemaker" between US and Iran?
- Japan didn't criticize the US when it killed Iran's Major General Qassem Soleimani, commander of IRGC's al-Quds Forces, or censure Iran after it revenged the US by shooting missiles at its military bases. The silence indicated its awkward position between the two conflicting countries.
- Challenges remain after muscle flexing
- As the US-Iran conflict keeps escalating, the US military has been flexing its muscles intensely to release strong signals of deterrence, which has captured extensive attention.
- U.S.-Iran conflict: Is Western media shielding Trump?
- The situation between Iran and the U.S. is complicated and quickly changing, so we all have to be vigilant about what we read and how we read the news. Otherwise, we might fall into the same trap of being tempted to support a war that never needed to start in the first place.
- China helps bring peace, security to Africa
- Guided by principles of good faith, sincerity and shared interests, China has played a major role in Africa's peace and security. On the other hand, African countries need to strengthen their partnerships with China in the UN Security Council, in order to successfully implement their peace and security architecture.
- Washington eyes short-term interest with assassination
- Since the war in Afghanistan, the US has killed many senior officials and even leaders of its deemed rivals. With the high price it paid, did Washington successfully deter those in the Middle East who hate the US? The answer is apparently no. Anti-US forces have been growing all the time.