City Lights Books June 21st
KPFA and City Lights Books present “Whistleblower at the C.I.A. “by Mel Goodman and talking with Daniel Ellsburg, hosted by Dennis Bernstein.
Wednesday, June 21st at 7:30pm
First Presbyterian Church
2407 Dana, Berkeley, CA.
Advance Tickets $12
Purchase in advance at brownpapertickets.com, Pegasus Books (3 locations), Books Inc. (Berkeley), Moe’s, Mrs Dalloway’s, Diesel a Bookstore, Walden Pond Bookstore
Ticket $15 at door
This is a KFPA benefit info at https://kpfa.org/event/melvin-goodman-daniel-ellsberg/
Recent News and Latest Book
The Washington Post’s Newest Strategy for Challenging China
nstead of exploring policies that enable the United States to find ways to get along with China, too many politicians and pundits, like Boot, believe the only answer is in the pursuit of confrontation. The idea that India can be our ally against China seems far-fetched, given China’s many strengths, particularly in its economic and military advantages vis-a-vis India.
The Global Importance of Sino-American Relations
Currently, China has been taking advantage of the U.S. preoccupation with supporting Ukraine to steal a march on Washington’s interests, particularly in the Middle East. Unlike the United States, China has avoided contentious disputes throughout the Third World in order to establish reliable state-to-state relations in the Global South. While the Middle East has become America’s briar pitch, China has concluded long-term energy deals with Iran and Saudi Arabia, and recently orchestrated a rapprochement between the region’s leading countries. The United States could not play the honest broker role because it has no diplomatic relations with Iran and unreliable relations with Saudi Arabia.