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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...

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?

The Reckoning: China’s Growing Housing Crisis

21WIRE | This could soon become the world’s largest and most fatal housing bubble.

Why is China Using Anal Swab PCR Tests on Japanese Visitors, US Diplomats?

21WIRE | The Chinese obsession with ‘Zero COVID’ has seen officials no longer happy with using nasal and throat swabs.

UK Bans China’s CGTN for Being Too Much Like the BBC

Brian Berletic | How the British suddenly found the shoe on the other foot.

Chinese Billionaire Jack Ma Vanished – What Happened?

21WIRE | The richest person in China was about to orchestrate the world’s biggest IPO. Here’s why he went AWOL.

Press Cave on COVID: ‘It’s a Journalist’s Duty to Question Lockdown’

Spiked-Online | “Much of the press is all too happy to toe the government line.”

EP #1 – 21WIRE LIVE hosted by Patrick Henningsen with special guest Brian Berletic

21WIRE LIVE | Inaugural episode of our new livestreaming program.

Fighting Over a Soviet Legacy: Nagorno-Karabakh

Dr Can Erimtan | The ‘frozen’ conflict which finally thawed, and with a bitter ending for the Armenians. Once again, money talks.

Bio-Surveillance: Singapore Issues New Bluetooth Tracking Tags for Citizens

21WIRE | Governments are now rolling out unprecedented global social tracking applications. Where does it end?

SUNDAY SCREENING: ‘AlphaGo’ (2017)

SUNDAY SCREENING | Will A.I. change the way we look at ourselves as a species?

SUNDAY SCREENING: ‘Nagasaki – Why Did US Drop the Second Bomb?’ (2020)

SUNDAY SCREENING | Examining the real reasons why the US dropped its atomic weapons on Japan.

COVID Crazy: Philippines to Require Commuters to Wear Face Shields AND Masks

21WIRE | Increased restrictions on peoples’ rights and freedoms – all under the guise of a ‘public health.’

SUNDAY SCREENING: ‘Dying for Company’ (2018)

SUNDAY SCREENING | Why are younger Japanese finding it so hard to achieve a work-life balance and to foster real sexual relationships?

Why Washington’s War on Huawei is Not Working

Gunnar Ulson | Not only does US fall short in creating a viable alternative to Huawei, the products it does have and corporations making them are as tainted by ties to Washington’s intelligence agencies.

Pandemic Propaganda: Global Media Stoke Fears of ‘Outbreak’ of Bubonic Plague

21WIRE | These alarmist stories are priming the public for roll-out of ‘New Normal’ medical martial law policies and increased surveillance.