China Defies US Sanctions with Computer Chip Breakthrough

Brian Berletic The Western media lamented China’s most recent breakthrough in computer chip manufacturing, achieving standards in production that were thought impossible because of sanctions imposed by the United States specifically designed to stifle Chinese advances. A report from early July by CNBC would discuss these sanctions. In their article, “US mulls fresh bid to restrict…

Washington’s Indo-Pacific “Allies” Refuse to Host US Missiles

Brian Berletic As part of Washington’s long-standing strategy of encircling and containing China, it seeks to add to its already immense military footprint along China’s periphery, missile installations and specifically, ground-based intermediate-range missiles (GBIRMs) across the Indo-Pacific Region. A research paper funded by the US government and published by the RAND Corporation titled, “Ground-Based Intermediate-Range Missiles in…