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Zhao Jinglun was a Nieman Fellow, class of 1981. He is the chief opinions writer for The Asian-American Times (NYC) and a columnist for the Hong Kong Economic Journal.
2014 September 19
Three major US commitments
The U.S. is doing little more than treading water as it tries to push its authority in the Middle East, Eastern Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.
2014 September 16
The West provoked the Ukraine crisis
The West created a situation that forced Russia to fight back. Are they trying to fan the war flames with more sanctions?
2014 September 13
Obama's plan to fight IS
The U.S. president's proposed solution to the IS crisis looks like a plan for an open-ended war without well-defined conditions for victory.
2014 September 9
NATO vs. Russia
NATO is to create a 4,000-member "rapid reaction force" to be based in Eastern Europe to face Russia. It seems a mere token considering the small numbers involved, but it reflects current NATO troop shortages.
2014 September 5
What does the battle of Amerli tell us?
If the battle of Amerli marks a turning point in the fight against the IS, it points to the right path the fight should take.
2014 September 4
Why is US war on terror failing?
Terror is primarily a political rather than a military problem. If the political environment remains unchanged, terrorism will continue to be a serious threat.
2014 September 2
The US has no strategy to fight a war with IS
The United States' strategy for combating IS focuses too much on inconsistent military measures when it should focus on a political solution to the divisions within Iraq.
2014 August 28
The culture of arrogance
U.S. arrogance knows no bounds. Under the pretext of exceptionalism, it violates international law and acts in a brazenly aggressive way.
2014 August 6
Is Israel thinking of genocide?
The Israeli Defense Force's actions in Gaza are indefensible, verging on Israel's own version of the "final solution."
2014 July 31
US and Israeli interests clash over Gaza
The myth that U.S. and Israeli interests coincide or are identical is just that -- a myth.
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