By Gwynne Dyer – When defeated armies are retreating, they always lay mines behind them if they have time. The mines' slow pursuit, they may inflict casualties on the victors, and they give the losers something purposeful to do amidst panic and despair. That’s what Mike Pompeo has been doing just before time was called on his ideologically driven term as United States Secretary of State.
On Wednesday noon as Joe Biden was being sworn in as 46th US president, China's Foreign Ministry announced sanctions on 28 anti-China politicians under the former president including former secretary of state Mike Pompeo. The move was characterized by Chinese experts as a well-timed and vigorous demonstration of Beijing's bottom line in the fight-back against anti-China forces, reports The Global Times.
The outgoing president Donald Trump administration has re-designated Cuba as a “state sponsor of terrorism” in a move that hits the Castro dynasty island with new sanctions shortly before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.
By Gwynne Dyer – The only officials present were American and Saudi,” tweeted the Saudi Arabian foreign minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, but he was lying. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu really did fly in to Saudi Arabia to spend a few hours with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
The United States and India signed a pact to share sensitive satellite and map data as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned of the threat posed by an increasingly assertive China.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned on Monday the United States and Brazil need to reduce their dependence on imports from China for their own security as the two countries reinforced their business partnership.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on key Asian allies to unite against China's “exploitation, corruption and coercion” in the region, as he held talks on Tuesday in Tokyo.
By Amy Myers Jaffe (*) – This year was supposed to bring great things for Guyana. ExxonMobil discovered massive oil deposits off the South American country’s Caribbean coast in 2015, and Guyana sold its first cargo of crude oil this February. As production ramps up, its first stage offshore wells were projected to produce 750,000 barrels a day by 2025, tripling the size of Guyana's economy, from US$ 3,4 billion to US$ 13 Billion.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday accused China of trying to foment unrest in the United States through its criticism of racism. Pompeo, known for his hawkish views on China, went on the attack on Beijing in an unusual address to state lawmakers in Wisconsin, a crucial swing state in November's presidential election.
China's embassies to Suriname and Guyana accused US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of spreading rumors and smearing Beijing, after Washington's top diplomat criticized Chinese companies during a four-stop South America tour.