Trump warns of possible World War III over Ukraine, Taiwan

Former President Donald Trump warned Tuesday that World War III could erupt over Ukraine or Taiwan — and said Russian President Vladimir Putin’s threat of unleashing nuclear weapons made this “a very bad and very dangerous time.” During an appearance on 77 WABC radio, Trump was asked by host John Catsimatidis what things “keep you … Read more

Political instincts clash with party lines

It’s a pattern throughout the Biden administration: The president says something in an interview or makes an unscripted remark in an address, and his staff rushes to correct the record. Driving the news: This happened twice in last weekend’s “60 Minutes” interview — the president declared the pandemic was over, and he vowed to defend Taiwan … Read more

Why the Obvious Geopolitics of the Taiwan Policy Act of 2022 Matter – The Diplomat

Advertisement Just as the fire lit by U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan and China’s predictable military retaliations has started to fade, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is revving up its blowtorch. The Committee last week advanced the Taiwan Policy Act of 2022 (TPA), proposed by Senators Bob Menendez and Lindsey … Read more

Semiconductor alliances between U.S. and Asia could hold back China

Leading chipmaking nations including the U.S. are forming alliances, in part to secure their semiconductor supply chain and to stop China from reaching the cutting-edge of the industry, analysts told CNBC. Places including the United States, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan, which have strong semiconductor industries, have looked to forge partnerships around the critical technology. “The immediate reason … Read more

Maybe Biden means it on Taiwan

Editor’s Note: This story was adapted from the September 20 edition of CNN’s Meanwhile in America, the email about US politics for global readers. Click here to read past editions and subscribe. CNN  —  The first time a president repudiates a critical foreign policy principle, it might seem like an accident. If it happens four … Read more

Taiwan quake: Tsunami warnings issued after 6.9-magnitude earthquake

CNN  —  Hazardous tsunami waves are possible along coastlines within a 300-kilometer (186-mile) radius of a 6.9-magnitude earthquake that hit southeastern Taiwan on Sunday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) has said. The quake hit the Chishang township in rural southeastern Taiwan and had a depth of 10 kilometers. Japan’s Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami … Read more

Taiwan war with China would send global shockwaves greater than Covid and could cost trillions

The fertile fields surrounding Tainan, the former capital of Taiwan famed for its fireflies, food and hundreds of historic temples, were filled for centuries with lush rice paddies and huge stretches of sugar cane. But drive north from the city today, passing the National Museum of Taiwan History, and you find yourself surrounded by scores … Read more

Does the whole world hate Liz Truss? – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article LONDON — Around the world, governments are slowly waking up to a new reality: Liz Truss is about to become U.K. prime minister. London-based diplomats are scrambling to report back to their capitals with intelligence on the Conservative leadership front-runner, as every new poll offers further evidence that … Read more

China ‘spy ship’ docks in Sri Lanka despite India and US concerns

The country has faced economic and political collapse in recent months and is heavily dependent on both China and India for financial aid. It finally gave the green light to the survey vessel on Saturday, reportedly on condition that it would not carry out research in Sri Lankan waters. India has rejected claims it pressured … Read more