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Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes Last week, we began the sordid tale of the First Opium War, in which England pushed opium produced in India onto China to balance its trade deficit with that country. Today, we continue with the … Read the rest

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes China became involved in direct trade with Europe when the Portuguese established a trade center in Macau, China in 1557. Then, in 1565, Spain established a permanent colonial presence in the Philippine Islands and used it … Read the rest

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes Once again, North Korea’s man-boy dictator Kim Jong-un, a.k.a. Kimi 3.0, has managed to attract international attention. The United States and most of North Korea’s neighbors are increasingly concerned by North Korea’s nuclear weapons … Read the rest

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard & Jay Holmes The US Navy is currently caught in the throes of the greatest known American military corruption conspiracy of this century to date. After a three-year investigation, the story first broke in … Read the rest

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes Dating and Diplomacy in the Age of Nuclear Missiles… Part ten million one of a seemingly infinite series. Note: For the deepest emotional experience, please play “Sweet Dreams” by the Eurythmics as you read … Read the rest

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes On July 12, 2016, a landmark event occurred for the South China Sea — the Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled against the People’s Republic of China in a case filed by the Philippines under … Read the rest

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes One of the most important US-Asia relationships is that of the US and India. Like the US, India has no territorial claim in the South China Sea. However, because of its size and its … Read the rest

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes Due to Communist China’s aggression in the South China Sea, or as the Vietnamese call it, the Eastern Sea, the US has become interested in building a closer relationship with Vietnam. Despite strong emotions … Read the rest

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes An important part of the current US Pacific strategy is the US-Australian alliance. Since World War II, both nations have remained allies. On the surface, that alliance appears to be straightforward and reliable from … Read the rest

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes As part of overall US strategy in the Pacific region, the US is attempting to forge a closer economic and military relationship with Indonesia. The Obama administration made improving ties with Indonesia a major … Read the rest

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