Caleb Maupin

Why Does China Love Electric Cars? Beijing, Washington & The Fall of Rome


The numbers speak for themselves. 746,000 New Energy passenger cars were sold in China between January and October. By the end of 2018, all buses and taxis in the vital tech hub city of Shenzen will be electric. The central borough of the city of Dalian…

Smartphone Wars: Yandex & Huawei Challenge Western Monopolies


The arrest of Chinese telecommunications CFO Meng Wanzhou has sent shockwaves through the global markets. The context of the smartphone industry and the challenges facing big monopolies from Russia and China is vital background information for anyone who wants…

Hand Gestures or Human Lives? Russia, Saudi Arabia & The United States


The contrived outrage regarding Putin’s high five with Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman obscures the fact that Russia-Saudi and the Saudi-US relations are completely different. The US relationship with Saudi Arabia, a longstanding outrage among those who take US foreign policy…

Napoleon Has Left The White House: Ugly Americanism in the Middle East


The November 20th White House Statement, given on behalf of US President Donald Trump, contained a level of crass honesty previously unheard of in US politics. The statement admitted Saudi involvement in the murder of journalist, Jamal Khoshoggi, but justified continued…

Pompeo Reveals Trump-Era Confusion on Iran


The foreign policy strategies of the previous two US administrations were very straight forward. George W. Bush favored “spreading democracy” through regime change. Barack Obama had come to office amid frustration with these hawkish neoconservative policies, and instead favored…

Historic Speech in Shanghai: Xi Jinping Upholds Historical Progress


Belief in historical progress was once abundant in the western world. In fact, some of the uglier crimes of western colonialism were justified in the name of progress. Colonizers and imperialists often claimed to be more advanced than those they repressed and brutalized…

INF Treaty Withdrawal: Does Trump Believe The Reagan Mythology?


As Trump dramatically pulls out of the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, while sending John Bolton to Moscow to negotiate a new agreement regarding the production of nuclear weapons, it appears that false narratives…

Greenspan Waves His Fist After Wall Street Shakes


As Americans brace for an economic downturn, adherents of free market ideology are busily assuring everyone that their ideas must be not be questioned. Just two days after the Stock Market dropped on October 10th, the front page of the Wall Street Journal’s Weekend Review featured…

Pope Francis & Beijing: The Geopolitics of the Vatican


The Roman Catholic Church and the Peoples Republic of China are set to sign an agreement, which would formally end the hostilities between these two entities. The Chinese government will formally acknowledge the Pope as the leader of the Catholic Church in China. In exchange, the Pope…

Petro-Socialism in Scotland? Oil, Gas and Independence


As the Brexit process moves forward, calls for a second Scottish Independence Referendum are picking up steam. The SNP is calling for a second referendum, paving the way for Scotland to leave the United Kingdom, and remain in the EU. Imagine the people of a country, faced with…

Keeping The World Poor: The Monopolistic Agenda Behind “Regime Change” Chaos


Development and poverty eradication may be in the overall interest of the human race, but certain powerful forces see it as a threat to their position as hegemonic rulers of the global economy. Prior to 2011, Syria was a prosperous Middle Eastern country. The Baathist government…

Fear of Russia and the Rise of “Left-Birchers”


In being defined merely by its opponents and fixating on a fear of Russia, a large chunk of the far-left has usurped the role held by the far-right during the Cold War. In 1963, folk singer Bob Dylan, whose left-leaning lyrics seemed to define the liberal politics of the era, composed…

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