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Donald Trump and Steve Bannon’s Russia Policy Explained: Bend or Break, Expect Change

February 16, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International Relations, On US Election 2016Comments (0)

By Jeffrey Sommers For Russians, Mr. Trump presents at least the chance of a new course in US/Russian relations. Putin hopes to see the US stop its liberal interventionist policies – a position in accord with Mr. Bannon’s. A return to chilled relations will reward Russia and the United States’ respective military-industrial-intelligence complexes. The

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TRUMPIN’ AND THUMPIN’ BACK TO THE 1930s

February 10, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Americas, Dan Steinbock, On US Election 2016, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock With the Trump White House, America and a global economy will enter a highly divisive period – as evidenced by the debate about his economic, trade and infrastructure plans.   As long as Republicans sustain some unity in and between the

Is Trump’s True Agenda Starting to Show Shades of Brown? – The Million Dollar Question

February 10, 2017 • Americas, On US Election 2016Comments (0)

By Peter Koenig What is really on President Trump’s agenda, what is trustworthy, and what is sheer farce and eventually killed by its own weight of controversy? The million-dollar question on where President Trump is headed is still a door to a dark room.

The Issue is Not Trump, It is Us

February 9, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Americas, On US Election 2016Comments (0)

By John Pilger On the day President Trump is inaugurated, thousands of writers in the United States will express their indignation.  “In order for us to heal and move forward …,” say Writers Resist, “we wish to bypass direct political discourse, in

Trumping World Trade

January 24, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, China, On US Election 2016Comments (0)

By Dan Steinbock After the inauguration, President Trump has begun to reset the White House trade policies. But the consequences of “America First” stance in world trade are wrought with threats.   Recently, President Xi Jinping gave a strong speech

Life After Trump

January 19, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Editor’s Choice, On US Election 2016Comments (0)

By Boris Kagarlitsky Trump’s election is not just a separate random episode of current politics. It is also not an indicator of American exceptionalism. It rather suggests that similar processes are under way in the US and in Western Europe. And is it just

Why America’s Democrats Lost in 2016 and How They Can Recover

January 17, 2017 • Americas, On US Election 2016Comments (0)

By Allan J. Lichtman In this article the author argues that Obama’s failure to build a strong Democratic Party during his Presidency, and a lack of a coherent theme during Hillary’s campaign were among the reasons that contributed to the Democrats losing.

The Audacity of Obama’s Farewell Address

January 13, 2017 • Americas, On US Election 2016Comments (0)

By Jack Rasmus   President Barack Obama’s farewell address to the nation last night was a strange and disappointing attempt that failed to replicate the hope, energy, and optimism of his first 2008 address to the nation. Instead of celebrating the

The Great Divide

January 2, 2017 • Americas, On US Election 2016Comments (0)

By William Hawes I am pain. I am grief. I’m the things you fear I’m the lie whispered in your ear I’m the great Leviathan. I’m dominance and greed You imagined me, so I was conceived. -Meshuggah, “I Am Colossus”   Now that the election is

The Revolution of the Victims of Globalisation and Neo-Nationalism

December 22, 2016 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, On US Election 2016, Special Focus on BrexitComments (1)

By Takis Fotopoulos The victory of Brexit and the election of Trump drastically affected the New World Order by explicitly questioning globalisation. The reason in both cases is the strong popular resistance lurking in the background working towards economic