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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 continent of Asia. Leading the charge in the new plurality is China, followed by India, Japan, the Korean Peninsula, and the Asean group members. Follow 21WIRE's Asia Files for key news and though-provoking features on this global regional powerhouse...

Indian Spacecraft Carrying Lunar Rover Enters Moon’s Orbit

21WIRE | Final frontier: India now set to join a very exclusive international club.

South Korea Officials Laugh at Trump’s Demand for $5 Billion to Keep US Army There

21WIRE + NAR | Moe than ever, the old US gambit in the Pacific looks destined for the policy museum.

US-backed Opposition in Thailand Exposed After Recent Bombings

Tony Cartalucci | The growing relationship with China and Russia significantly blunts US influence in both Thailand and the wider region.

Pentagon Chief Wants More Missiles in Asia to ‘deter China’

21WIRE + Antiwar.com | The Pentagon can’t move fast enough to put more weapons in Asia pointed at China.

North Korea Fired Two Short-range Missiles Into the Ocean

DPRK | The media spins, and the world waits anxiously.

Destabilizing Pakistan: The Bookending of Washington’s Shady China Policy

Tony Cartalucci | American cries of ‘human rights violations’ are being used to sell two different US-backed conflicts – designed to impede China’s rise and that of its allies.

Trump Apparently ‘Unfazed’ by North Korean Missile Tests

21WIRE + Antiwar.com | While the media calls for war-footing, Trump calls for calm.

US Puppet Solicits Help to Make Thailand More Like America

Tony Cartalucci | The current government in Thailand is in the process of pivoting away from America’s own “pivot to Asia.”

South Korean Air Force Fires Warning Shots at Joint Russia-China Air Patrol

21WIRE | Expect White House hawks to seize upon the incident in order to ratchet-up tensions in the Asia-Pacific region.

Tariff Blowback? Trump Risking Fallout from China-US Trade War

Stephen Lendman | Trump’s problem is that Beijing is insisting on something which the US doesn’t do: offer mutual cooperation and respect for other nations’ sovereign rights.

BBC Reveal Secret Chinese Plot to ‘Build Schools’ in Xinjiang, While Ignoring Saudi Importing Wahhabism

Tony Cartalucci | Latest western propaganda push is designed to conceal a deeper US-led agenda to destabilize western China.

North Korean DMZ Diplomacy: Who is on the side of peace?

CrossTalk | Political opponents and media have slammed Trump’s unorthodox diplomacy. Can he overcome his critics and get the results needed to claim a much-needed ‘win’?

INTERVIEW: ‘Fukushima an Ongoing Global Radiological Catastrophe – A Huge Coverup’

Michael Welsh and Dr. Helen Caldicott | An absolute medical catastrophe and total cover up to protect the nuclear industry and obscure all its ramifications.

Trump’s Lead Negotiator Could Offer Concessions to North Korea in Nuclear Talks

21WIRE | Washington now exploring possibility of a ‘nuclear freeze’ rather than complete denuclearization.

Problems Arise with Washington’s Latest ‘Color Revolution’ in Hong Kong

Tony Cartalucci | It looks like yet another US-backed ‘color revolution’ masquerading as ‘popular opposition.’

Russo-Sino Multi-World Polarity vs Trump’s MAGA

Stephen Lendman | As long as world central banks buy US dollars and they dominate international trade, its hegemony is preserved at the expense of world peace.

The Next Economic Crisis and the Prospects of a Post-Multipolar System

South Front | The world could be headed towards a genuine bi-polar Cold War – a war of political and economic attrition whose outcome is impossible to predict.

DEBATE: Is The Belt & Road Initiative a global game changer or trillion-dollar blunder?

Intelligence Squared | A lively panel discussion on a crucial and important geopolitical topic.

Sri Lanka Bombings: Can We Really Trust the ‘ISIS’ News Agency?

21WIRE | With so many commentators rushing to impose their own narrative onto this tragedy, it’s important to examine the facts, along with the geopolitical context in which this event has occurred.

Oil Prices Spike Over 3% With Announcement U.S. to End ‘Sanctions Waivers’ for Iranian Oil

21WIRE | Another aggressive move by the US which risks triggering a new global inflationary spiral.