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.

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TAIPEI -- At 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

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Atlantic Council Hawks Enraged as Think Tank Publishes Slightly Less Anti-Russia Article

So powerful is the ideology of American exceptionalism that any suggestion that the U.S. is not uniquely and fundamentally benevolent all the time is met with a storm of denunciations from Washington insiders. 

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WASHINGTON -- Serious strife has broken out in the halls of power this week, after NATO-cutout organization The Atlantic Council published an opinion piece that was slightly less anti-Russian than usual. Some 22 Atlantic Council staffers revolted against it, claiming that it “missed the mark” and its argument was beneath contempt. The article,

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NATO Video Talks ‘Diversity, Respect, Embrace’ But Critics See Through the Wash Job

NATO’s latest video is yet another example of how superficially progressive language is used to put a gloss on fundamentally regressive institutions.

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BRUSSELS -- Earlier this week, NATO put out a promotional video celebrating their diversity. The heavily-produced video featured a range of smiling people of all ages, genders and races, painting the international military alliance as a progressive force. “At NATO, diversity is our strength. We speak many languages. We have different skills, our

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Atlantic Council Braces for Opportunities of Potential Bioterror Attack  

Bill Gates’ prediction that the next threat to humanity will come from a bioterror attack is giving war hawks and corporate America a reason to get excited.

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Less than a month away from the one-year anniversary of the pandemic's official declaration, policy wonks at the Atlantic Council together with former and current government officials are dissecting the "lessons" of the Covid-19 epidemic to advise the Biden administration on the steps to take in order to avert the next disaster. Following a

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Facebook Hires NATO Press Officer Ben Nimmo as Intelligence Chief

It is now difficult to distinguish where the deep state ends and the fourth estate begins and Ben Nimmo’s move from NATO to NATO-aligned think tank to Facebook is just another example of this phenomenon.

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Ben Nimmo, a former NATO press officer and current senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, has announced Facebook has hired him to “lead global threat intelligence strategy against influence operations” and “emerging threats.” Nimmo specifically named Russia, Iran and China as potential dangers to the platform. His announcement was greeted with

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Atlantic Council Pens Anonymously Authored Expose Calling for Regime Change in China

The report outlines a plan for the United States to pursue a China without Xi Jinping, with a weakened Communist Party, and operating in a region dominated by the US and its allies.

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Influential D.C. think tank the Atlantic Council has printed a 26,000-word report laying out its strategy for combating China. Published anonymously, the report states that “the single most important challenge facing the United States” in the twenty-first century is China’s growth to rival their own power. To do so, the report states that the

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