Saturday, April 24, 2021

AlanMcleod - Tanks and Think Tanks: How Taiwanese Cash is Funding the Push to War with China

 Twenty years ago, a group of neoconservative think tanks used their power to push for disastrous wars in the Middle East. Now, a new set of think tanks staffed with many of the same experts and funded by Taiwanese money is working hard to convince Americans that there is a new existential threat: China.


MintPress, we have been at the forefront of exposing how Middle Eastern dictatorships and weapons contractors have been funneling money into think tanks and political action committees, keeping up a steady drumbeat for more war and conflict around the world. Yet one little-discussed nation that punches well above its weight in spending cash in Washington is Taiwan.

By studying Taiwan’s financial reports, MintPress has ascertained that the semi-autonomous island of 23 million people has, in recent years, given out millions of dollars to many of the largest and most influential think tanks in the United States. This has coincided with a strong upsurge in anti-China rhetoric in Washington, with report after report warning of China’s economic rise and demanding that the U.S. intervene more in China-Taiwan disputes.

Mint Press


lastgreek said...

A Trump 2nd term would have been even more terrifying re. Taiwan.

Peter Pan said...

Looking forward to 2024, Greek?

Peter Pan said...

Lobbying Washington to secure their "commitment" ahead of a formal declaration of independence is risky business. Perhaps Ukraine will serve as a warning.

Don't trust Washington.

Matt Franko said...

“A Trump 2nd term would have been even more terrifying re. Taiwan.”

Oh yeah right! Keep dreaming!

And maybe someday Greece can get Turkey back too!