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ASIA FILES

The 21st century world order changing in ways which the previous generation could not have easily imagined. One of the primary factors in the current transition from a unipolar world order to a multipolar world order - is the emergence of the continent of Asia as an economic and geopolitical tiger. Leading the charge for the new plurality in international relations is China, followed by India, Japan, the Korean Peninsula, and the Asean group members. Follow 21WIRE's Asia Files for key news, insights and though-provoking features on this up-and-coming global regional powerhouse...

Pivot to Asia Redux: After 9/11 Anniversary, Washington Eyes China

Dr Can Erimtan | Will Biden be able to successfully complete his predecessor’s pivot to Asia, or will the US be supplanted by China a the Pacific hegemon?

China Sends 38 Fighter Jets, Bombers Into Taiwan Defense Zone

21WIRE + Reuters | Surprise show of force by Chinese air force triggers outrage from Taiwan and its US backers.

De-Listed Anti-China Terror Group ‘Rises from the Dead’

Brian Berletic | As if by magic, the US de-listed a known Uyghur terrorist organization, paving the way for its legitimacy and financial support from the West.

Czech Republic Giving Away, Burning Its Remaining AstraZeneca Vaccines

21WIRE | It seems that the Czech Republic’s vaccine roll-out may have hit a wall. 

AUKUS: One Step Closer Toward War with China

Brian Berletic | There is no doubt that the latest move, led by the US and Britain, is a signal to China that elevated tensions will be the new normal.

Manny Pacquiao Announces Run for Philippines President

21WIRE | One of the world’s greatest boxing legends has decided to step into a brand new ring. 

China’s Rise: From Humiliated Colony to Global Power

Brian Berletic | China has transformed from a developing nation to one rivalling the US – and now being poised to surpass the West as the dominant hegemon.

Delta Hysteria: Japan Bans All Spectators from Olympic Venues Due to ‘Surge in Cases’

21WIRE | Japanese health officials and the Olympic Committee have suddenly succumbed to pressure by the media and medical industrial complex.

Myanmar’s Conflict: America’s Proxy War with China

Brian Berletic | The regime change machine is back – this time they want to “Build Back Better” in Myanmar in order to thwart China’s Belt & Road.

Pakistani Leader: ‘Absolutely No U.S. Bases in Our Country’

21WIRE | Announcement comes as Washington and Karachi negotiate new settlement for future US counterterrorism operations in Afghanistan

The ‘3 Seas Initiative’ – The West’s Answer to China’s Belt and Road?

Brian Berletic | Washington is desperate to maintain its exclusive influence over European geopolitical, economic and energy policy.

What Really Happened With SARS-1?

Dr Sam Bailey | The answer to this question so critical in understanding the current Covid hysteria.

Geopolitical Projection: US Claims China is an ‘Aggressor’

Brian Berletic | If there is a “rules-based” international order, the US had demonstrated that it itself is the greatest danger to it.

Progress Report: US Encirclement of China

Brian Berletic | Understanding all of the turmoil in Southeast Asia and Asia requires a grasp of US plans to encircle and ‘contain’ China.

US Cyber Command Shifts Focus of Counterterror Task Force to ‘Great Power Competition’ China

Antiwar.com | The Joint Task Force-Ares will now be focusing on Indo-Pacific powers, namely China.

Biden’s ‘Crazy’ Talk on China: ‘We’re in a Competition to Win the 21st Century’

21WIRE + Antiwar.com | While Biden struggled to get through parts of his script, one message stood out: a NATO-style military alliance to ‘counter/confront’ China is in the offing.

Washington’s Commitment to Seeking Conflict in South China Sea

Tony Cartalucci | The prospect of a regionally destabilizing conflict benefits no one actually located in Asia – and only serves the interests of those beyond it seeking to divide and reassert their rule over it.

Dangerous Parallels: Myanmar, Libya, and Syria

Brian Berletic | The US promised its Arab Spring would spread like a virus to the doorsteps of Moscow, and Beijing.

Vietnam War from the North Vietnamese Perspective

Armchair Historian | Analysing the thoughts and motives behind perhaps the strangest, yet most persistent communist governments in Asia.

Arab Spring Redux: Is Myanmar the Next Libya?

Brian Berletic | Is history repeating itself in Southeast Asia?