Southeast Asia

Why Washington is Courting Hanoi in Vain


More than half a century ago, at the height of Vietnam war US intelligence agencies were demanded to put an end to the partisan movement supporting the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam. This resulted in the so-called Phoenix Program being launched which, according…

Upcoming Thai Elections Next Battlefield in US-China Power Game


Elections are set to be held sometime in early 2019 for the Southeast Asian Kingdom of Thailand. The nation has struggled with political instability since former police colonel-turned-billionaire Thaksin Shinawatra came to power in 2001. Two…

American Meddling in the Maldives is Aimed at China


The United States was exuberant after its proxies took power in the Maldives during the September 24th elections.  Ibrahim Mohamed Solih of the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) came out with 58% of the vote over incumbent, President Abdulla Yameen. Former US Ambassador to the UN…

Washington vs Beijing: US Proxies Emerge Ahead of Thai Elections


At a time when the United States has intensified its confrontation with Russia based on claims that Moscow interfered in US and allied politics (i.e. the UK and prospective NATO members in Eastern Europe), the US openly meddles everywhere from Europe and Africa to the Middle…

US “Investigates” Genocide in Myanmar, Commits Genocide in Yemen


Rarely is US hypocrisy so cynical and overt as a recent US State Department investigation into ongoing violence in Myanmar, all while the US continues its full spectrum support of Saudi Arabia’s genocidal war on Yemen. In addition to Washington’s role in Yemen, the US also…

Singapore is Frightened, but it Defends its Own ‘Crypto-Communist’ Path


Imagine a country with 5.6 million inhabitants (of which around 4 million are citizens), surrounded by a collapsing giant – Indonesia – in the south and south-west, by the historically hostile Malaysia in the north, and that proverbial deep blue sea (Strait of Malacca, full of nasty pirates) over the horizon…

Syria or Southeast Asia – the West Lied, Lies, and Always Will


I’m sitting at the splendid building of the Singapore National Library, in a semi-dark room, microfilm inserted into a high-tech machine. I’m watching and then filming and photographing several old Malaysian newspapers dating back from October 1965. These reports were published…

UN Report Cynically Spins Rohingya Genocide


Media headlines claim an independent UN report is calling for genocide charges against Myanmar officials. Qatari state media outfit Al Jazeera in its article, “UN report calls for genocide charges against Myanmar officials,” claims: Myanmar’s senior military officials must be prosecuted…

Indonesia ‘Proudly’ Joins US-Led Exercises to Antagonize China


Indonesia (RI), the 4th most populous nation on Earth and the country with the largest Muslim population is, and since the 1965 US-orchestrated anti-Communist coup has been, the most radically pro-Western and anti-socialist place in Asia. This is where you could end up in prison…

Washington Post Covers Up US Meddling in Malaysia


The Washington Post has now repeatedly used its platform to systematically cover up extensive US political interference across Southeast Asia. Last month, the Washington Post attempted to deny US interference in Cambodia. Its article – however – did more to reveal US meddling…

US-British Neo-Imperialism and its Modern Day ‘Missionaries’


The worst sort of deception is that perpetrated by those who pose as defending the most vulnerable when in reality, are leveraging their circumstances, exploiting their suffering, and in many cases, playing a direct role in perpetuating both. This is an apt description of…

The President of Taiwan Pays a “Stopover Visit” to the United States


In the beginning of August, a relatively small but thoroughly dried and highly combustible woodpile was planted into the smoldering bonfire of the “trade” war between the world’s two leading powers. The matter in question is the visit of Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen to…

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