Tanks and Think Tanks: How Taiwanese Cash is Funding the Push to War with China

Twenty years ago, a group of neoconservative think tanks used their power to push for disastrous wars in the Middle East. Now, a new set of think tanks staffed with many of the same experts and funded by Taiwanese money is working hard to convince Americans that there is a new existential threat: China.

Tanks and Think Tanks: How Taiwanese Cash is Funding the Push to War with China

President Biden Plans a Foreign Policy for the Middle Class: He Should Promote Peace, Which Would Benefit Them and Everyone Else

President Biden Plans a Foreign Policy for the Middle Class: He Should Promote Peace, Which Would Benefit Them and Everyone Else

Still, wanting one’s foreign policy to serve the middle class – and the working class, and the entrepreneurial class, and everyone else – isn’t necessarily a bad way to evaluate foreign policy. However, rather than trying to turn everything into an economic measure, there is a much simpler approach that would fulfill the same goal. Follow a policy of peace. Ultimately, more is required for a sophisticated, comprehensive foreign policy. However, the best, most solid, ultimately essential, foundation is peace.

Admittedly, Biden, as well as Sullivan and the others, have been in Washington, D.C. too long to know what peace actually is. Most policymakers call today’s world “peacetime” even though the US has been at war for the last two decades. The Blob appears to define peace as meaning that there is no combat on American soil. Washington can be droning, bombing, invading, and occupying other nations, and denizens of the imperial capital will contend that there is no war going on. Certainly no “endless” war, insist the Neocons, who recognize their serious loss of credibility in having repeatedly misled the public about both the cause and duration of conflicts.

Biden’s foreign policy: the return of American exceptionalism

Biden’s foreign policy: the return of American exceptionalism

Karim Sadjadpour, a foreign policy expert at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, said: “Tony and Jake still believe in the idea of American exceptionalism.”

However, Mr Sadjadpour, who knows both Mr Blinken and Mr Sullivan, said they would instinctually veer away from military adventurism in favour of diplomacy and de-escalation. He added they shared Mr Biden’s belief that America “must lead by the power of its example not only the example of its power”.

Martin Indyk, a former US ambassador now at the Council on Foreign Relations, said the duo had learned to be “very wary of regime change” and would steer away from overthrowing governments.

I’ll believe it, when I see it!