Mind Bending Politics: China Defends Its Woody Which Could Kick Off WW3

(Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin) It takes 3 continents at war to declare another global war, and with recent developments over the past week it looks as though we may be heading in that direction.  Europe is fighting a proxy war in Ukraine against Russia, NATO is fighting in the middle ...

The Disaffected Lib: Arms Race Update – There Goes the Neighbourhood

Singapore’s RSS Swordsman When Obama announced America’s military “pivot” out of the Middle East and into Asia-Pacific, it was bound to shake up the neighbourhood – that plus China’s rapid military expansion that the pivot is intended to counter. When China and the U.S. get testy it’s bound to stir up the neighbourhood and so ...

The Disaffected Lib: Asia’s Destabilizing Water Woes

The Asia Pacific region faces enormous freshwater challenges triggered by overpopulation, industrialization, and climate change. What’s coming is bad enough if only Asia wasn’t starting so far in the hole.   A report from the Asia Development Bank finds that two-thirds of the region’s huge population already has no clean, piped water at home. Studies for ...