The significance of the Tet Offensive

30th January 2018 shoreditchadmin2 0

On 31 January 1968 news broke of a huge wave of attacks across South Vietnam on US and South Vietnamese positions by the Vietnamese national liberation forces, including an assault on the US embassy compound in the south’s capital Saigon.

Trump’s tour of Asia: an emperor with no clothes

17th November 2017 Socialist Action 0

By Jude Woodward

Despite the razzamatazz of Trump’s visit to Asia, the verdict of the international news media was unanimous: the trip had simply served to underline the US’s declining influence in Asia; a decline that Trump is blamed for accelerating by ceding leadership to China on the crucial issues of contemporary geopolitics: trade, climate change, development and multilateral agreements.

NFL protests & victory of Steve Bannon’s candidate in Alabama shows deepening US political polarisation

6th October 2017 Socialist Action 0

By John Ross

Two recent events in the US – the victory of Steve Bannon backed candidate Roy Moore in the Alabama Republican Senate primary and the huge dispute around NFL players kneeling during the national anthem – confirm the deepening polarisation in US politics. The background which is driving this is the very slow growth in the US economy – the reasons for which are analysed in ​Why the US Remains Locked in Slow Growth.

The US’s ultimate target is China

15th August 2017 Socialist Action 0

By Mark Buckley

The beleaguered Trump presidency has continued to ramp up its war rhetoric against North Korea. But the impediments to any attack, even a nuclear attack are substantial. The real target for the US administration is China.