Posts tagged as America

America in transition: How Joe Biden can score a major foreign policy win on day one of his presidency

By Thomas L. Knapp on Monday, November 16, 2020

“President-elect Joe Biden has promised to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal,” writes Tom O’Connor at Newsweek. “But a return is set to face challenges on both sides as they attempt to rebuild trust in a radically different environment than five years ago.” Those challenges? “For one, Iranian officials see no room for renegotiation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA),” notes O’Connor (JCPOA is the formal name of the “Iran…

Lithuanian generals in shock: American tanks return home

By Vairis Godmanis on Monday, June 29, 2020

The American mechanized battalion left Lithuania. Tanks and soldiers went to Germany and then to Texas. The U.S. battalion left Lithuania without waiting for Defender Europe 2020 military exercises. The battalion has been in the country since last fall and took part in some exercises. It was planned that the battalion would join the largest Defender 2020 NATO maneuvers, but they were eventually canceled due to the coronavirus. Several dozens…

A different hybrid war

Monday, June 8, 2020

Imagine such a scenario of hybrid warfare: Russia uses speculation on financial markets to collapse the currency of some Western country and as a result acquires a huge amount of money. Russia uses this money to sponsor different public organizations and media that spread Russia’s ideology and criticize its opponents. 33 million dollars are invested in an ethnic minority protection group that exacerbates divisions among the public and even causes…

Bye, F-35: How America Can Make Its 6th Generation Stealth Fighters Unstoppable

By Michael Peck on Saturday, November 16, 2019

Fight like the F-22 and electronically jam like the EA-18G Growler. The scenario goes like this: In 2030, Russia invades the Baltic States. As the U.S. sends forces to Europe, China seizes the opportunity to seize disputed islands in the South China Sea. American airpower flies to the rescue, only to discover that sophisticated Russian and Chinese fighters and anti-aircraft defenses have rendered the skies too deadly for older American…

Latvian-American author Anita Legsdin focuses her amusing book “Remembrance of Meals Past”

Friday, November 1, 2019

For the home-cook and author Anita Legsdin nothing bonds people heartily like food. If one person asks the other what his favorite is, he will receive quite an ear full before he has a plate full. That is why Legsdin collected stories involving food and memories associated with a number of dishes through her book “Remembrance of Meals Past.” Republished by ReadersMagnet and featured at the Los Angeles Times Festival…

Asian entertainment industries grappling with #MeToo issues

By Hilary Fox on Wednesday, July 17, 2019

When Wu Ke-xi was looking for a frightening plotline for her latest film, she didn’t need to look further than her own industry. The Taiwanese actress and screenwriter’s latest movie, “Nina Wu,” is the story of an actress who, in pursuit of a role that will lead to stardom, is abused and psychologically scarred by a man in power. Wu found herself closely following the #MeToo movement in Hollywood, and…

Polls show sour views of race relations in Trump’s America

By Hannah Fingerhut on Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Even before President Donald Trump’s racist tweets toward four Democratic congresswomen of color, Americans considered race relations in the United States to be generally bad — and said that Trump has been making them worse. On Sunday, Trump tweeted that the congresswomen should go back to the “broken and crime infested” countries they came from, despite the fact that all are American citizens and three were born in the U.S.…

The U.S. And Russia Are Stocking Up On Missiles And Nukes For A Different Kind Of War

By Geoff Brumfiel on Friday, February 1, 2019

At a Russian base on the Baltic Sea, construction is underway to house a new generation of nuclear-capable missiles. Tent-like structures have popped up to shelter the mobile missile system, known as Iskander, which is capable of firing weapons with both conventional and nuclear warheads. Recent satellite imagery of the territory, known as Kaliningrad also shows that old buildings on the base are being demolished. “It really looks like the…

Trump is ‘not America,’ Weber says after US downgrades EU diplomatic status

Thursday, January 10, 2019

One of the frontrunners to take up the next EU Commission Presidency, Manfred Weber, responded to concerns over the US Trump administration on Wednesday (9 January), saying that the President “is not America”. Weber is the lead candidate of the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP) for the May European elections. His comments came a day after the US downgraded the EU’s diplomatic status in America. While Weber highlighted the importance of…

NATO Needs to End

By Pat Elder on Thursday, August 23, 2018

Aren’t there any American flags flying here?  Are we going to salute the troops? Pledge allegiance to the flag? No? What kind of empire is this? A largely ignorant American public is the propane that fires the stove of Trump’s brand of fascism. An overwhelming majority of the American public is convinced that Trump is a liar who does not “share their values” or “care about people like them.” At…