Afghanistan: Between Imperialism, the Taliban, and the Chinese Bureaucracy
Two decades after the invasion of Afghanistan, the Taliban have returned to power and the United States’ hegemonic project has come to an end. Trotskyism — unlike impotent Stalinism and post-Marxism — has some light to shed on Afghanistan’s necessary struggle for emancipation from imperialist oppression and capitalist exploitation and for the conquest of all democratic rights for women and ethnic minorities. National bourgeoisies cannot accomplish any of that.
André BarbieriSeptember 3, 2021
From Revolution to Capitalist Restoration: 100 Years of the Chinese Communist Party
This July marked the centenary of the Chinese Communist Party. A hundred years on, the CCP bureaucracy today is a far cry from the revolutionary workers’ party born out of the aspirations of international socialist revolution.
Sou MiAugust 5, 2021
Biden Looks for Allies at the G7 to Contain China
The group of world leaders will launch an infrastructure plan directed at poor countries in an effort to compete with Beijing’s growing influence.
Nicolás DaneriJune 13, 2021
Biden Wants $715 billion for the Pentagon — Republicans and Democrats Alike Love Militarism
President Biden has proposed $715 billion for the Department of Defense in 2022, maintaining its funding at Trump-era levels. The U.S. capitalist economy cannot survive without a huge engine for death, and no amount of progressive legislative pressure can change that.
Olivia WoodApril 13, 2021
The U.S.-China Summit: Containing China Is a Bipartisan Affair
The first Biden-era meeting of U.S. and Chinese government officials was marked by political theater. But the summit demonstrated that Biden, with his hostile policy towards China, has more in common with his predecessor than he would like to admit.
Claudia CinattiMarch 25, 2021
Violence against Asian Americans Is Fueled by U.S. Imperialism
Asian Americans are bearing the brunt of U.S. escalations against China. Thousands of hate crimes have occurred in the past year, including yesterday’s misogynistic, anti-Asian shooting in Georgia.
Sam CarlinerMarch 18, 2021
Biden Ratchets Up Military Tensions with China
Like his predecessors, Joe Biden is committed to a harsh line against China’s hegemonic ambitions. Recent military exercises in the Taiwan Strait show that imperialism is a bipartisan affair and that Taiwan could serve as a backdrop for the growing tensions between China and the United States.
Maryam AlanizFebruary 27, 2021
China’s Position in the Hierarchy of Global Capitalism
The question of China’s place in the international order is central to characterizing where the world capitalist system is heading. This article is part of an ongoing and as yet unconcluded process of elaboration and discussion on the topic within the Trotskyist Fraction–Fourth International (as part of which we have been publishing a variety of contributions). The positions taken below are the author’s own and do not reflect those of the Trotskyist Fraction as a whole.
Juan ChingoFebruary 10, 2021
The Chinese State Places Limits on Technology Giants
On the geopolitical significance of the humiliation of Chinese millionaire Jack Ma.
Juan ChingoDecember 7, 2020
A Tour of Views on China’s Relationship to Imperialism
To complement “China and Imperialism: Elements for the Debate,” which explores how to characterize China within the imperialist system, this article presents some of the alternative positions.
Esteban MercatanteNovember 29, 2020