Antony Blinken

Biden Admin Will Invest ‘Nearly $300 Million’ in Afghanistan

Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced this week that the administration of President Joe Biden expects to immediately invest “nearly $300 million” in aid to Afghanistan, potentially just the beginning in what Blinken has advertised as heightened civilian engagement in the country.

In this photograph taken on March 25, 2021 Afghan (ANA) soldiers walks towards an Afghan Air Force Black Bawk helicopter at the Shorab Military Camp in Lashkar Gah, in the Afghan province of Helmand. (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP) (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images)

Xi Jinping Accepts Invite to Biden ‘Climate Summit’

The Chinese Foreign Ministry announced Wednesday that dictator Xi Jinping has accepted U.S. President Joe Biden’s invitation to attend a virtual climate summit on Thursday, April 22, which Western environmental activists commemorate as Earth Day.

DUSSELDORF, GERMANY - MARCH 29: Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at a reception in his honour on March 29, 2014 in Dusseldorf, Germany. President Xi Jinping is visiting the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia after meeting with German leaders in Berlin the day before. Earlier in the day he …

Global Reset: U.S. Pledges to Stand with China and Declare Climate Emergency

The United States and China have agreed to cooperate and “curb climate change with urgency” in the lead-up to President Joe Biden hosting a virtual summit of world leaders to discuss the issue. The announcement of further “strong pledges” by Washington and Beijing was made Sunday in a joint statement issued by the two countries.

(L-R) US Vice President Joe Biden, Chinese President Xi Jinping and US Secretary of State John Kerry make a toast during a State Luncheon for China hosted by Kerry on September 25, 2015 at the Department of State in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/PAUL J. RICHARDS (Photo credit should read PAUL …

Taliban Opens Ramadan with Assault on Afghan Army

A spokesman for the governor of Badakhshan said Taliban forces launched a lethal assault against the Afghan National Army (ANA) on Tuesday morning, the first day of Ramadan, killing three government soldiers in the province, the Khaama Press reported.

In this photograph dated 15 April 2005, an Afghan soldier with a rocket is pictured in a drive by officials to destroy poppies in a field in the Maiwand district, 45 kms west of the southern city of Kandahar. Taliban rebels determined to keep southern Afghanistan in chaos 13 March …

Israeli Official: New Biden Stance on Iran ‘Very Troubling’

The Biden administration’s mixed messages regarding the nuclear deal ahead of indirect talks with Iran are “very troubling,” the Jerusalem Post cited senior Israeli officials as saying, with one accusing Special Envoy for Iran Rob Malley of “acting like he’s from the U.N.” and not a representative of the American people.

Rob Malley, former US negotiator during the Iran nuclear program negotiations and current CEO at the International Crisis Group, poses in his office May 7, 2018 in Washington, DC. - President Donald Trump will confirm on May 8, 2018 whether he will make good on a threat to re-impose US …

China: ‘American-Style Human Rights’ Stoke Hatred

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) mouthpiece People’s Daily Online editorialized on Wednesday that America’s concept of human rights is “sowing seeds of hatred” around the world, because the U.S. hypocritically uses diplomatic pressure, sanctions, and military interventions to impose its vision of human rights on other countries while failing to live up to those standards itself.

Chinese troops march during a military parade in Tiananmen Square in Beijing on October 1, 2019, to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Peoples Republic of China. (Greg Baker/AFP via Getty Images)