Japan: Washington’s Most Powerful China Containment Ally

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Japan: Washington’s Most Powerful China Containment Ally By Joseph Gerson  Written for the Committee for a Sane U.S.-China Policy, this essay describes the centrality of the U.S.-Japanese military alliance throughout the Cold War and increasingly aggressive and dangerous 21st century campaigns to militarily contain. Contrary to popular misunderstandings, with pressure from the United States Japan has … Read more

Joseph Gerson: Peace Movements’ Perspectives on the AUKUS Military Pact

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Peace Movements’ Perspectives on the AUKUS Military Pact Joseph Gerson IPB/AEPF/CPDCS Webinar – October 8, 2021 Let me begin by thanking IPB and the Asia-Europe People’s Forum for their inspired leadership in bringing together our incipient coalition and for organizing today’s webinar. To state the obvious, even as Joe Biden will be meeting virtually with … Read more

How China threat narratives feed anti-Asian racism and how to fight back

How China threat narratives feed anti-Asian racism and how to fight back We analyze how the recent trend of inflated “China threat” narratives is feeding anti-Asian racism, the interests driving this trend, and outline a potential counter narrative strategy. We distinguish between the inflated China threat narratives that are most likely to feed racism, and … Read more

U.S. vs. China: A Capitalist Globalization Divided but Not Transformed?

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U.S. vs. China: A Capitalist Globalization Divided but Not Transformed? by Andrew Lichterman.*  Text of a presentation at the Asia Pacific Working Group webinar, “The U.S.-China competition and its impact on the people caught in the middle,” June 9, 2021. Yesterday, the U.S. Senate voted 68-32 to pass the Endless Frontier Act, framed as bolstering … Read more

60+ Orgs: Cold War with China is a Dangerous and Self-Defeating Strategy

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60+ Orgs: Cold War with China is a Dangerous and Self-Defeating Strategy WASHINGTON — In response to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s recent vote to advance the Strategic Competition Act of 2021 (SCA), and reports that it will receive a Senate floor vote this week, 64 organizations said: We, the undersigned organizations that represent millions … Read more

Solidarity with Fast Opposing Okinawan Human Remains to Build New U.S. Base at Heneko

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Friends, The English language edition of Asahi Shimbun recently carried the article reporting that human remains of victims of the catastrophic battle of Okinawa, which claimed a quarter of the island’s population, have been found in the land being mined for landfill for the construction of a new massive U.S. military base at Heneko. Following … Read more

New Article: A New Cold War with China

By Dr. Joseph Gerson U.S.-Chinese relations will determine humanity’s fate. This applies to the increasingly dangerous arms race and military confrontations, the intense economic and technological competition, and the current absence of disarmament, pandemic, or climate change collaborations. How we respond to and shape that arc of history will affect the lives of this and … Read more