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

February 10, 2017 • Americas, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (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. Where is Mr. Trump coming from and where is he going …

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The Issue is Not Trump, It is Us

February 9, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Americas, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (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,

Trump’s Great Game: Playing Russia Against China

January 17, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Americas, Asia - Pacific, China, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock Trump has pledged to reset the White House policies on “America First” basis. In Asia, it may mean an effort to balance with Russia against China and the reverse of US China approach in the 1970s.   After inauguration, Donald Trump

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

January 17, 2017 • Americas, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (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 Donald Trump AdministrationComments (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

Colombia – Inviting NATO to Fight “Organized Crime” – A Menace for Latin America

January 11, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, AmericasComments (0)

By Peter Koenig  NATO in Colombia would be like a training ground for guerilla warfare, something the transatlantic forces are not used to – but will have to become familiar with in order to fulfil Washington’s plan to gradually proliferate throughout

Philippines 2017 or the Year of Living Dangerously 

January 4, 2017 • Americas, Asia - Pacific, Dan Steinbock, On Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (7)

By Dan Steinbock          As President Duterte is rebalancing the Philippines’ economic and strategic policies, Washington is preparing plans for regime change. What the country needs is economic development, says Dan Steinbock – not Cold War.

The Great Divide

January 2, 2017 • Americas, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (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

Headaches of Empire: Brexit and the United States

December 5, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Americas, EuropeComments (0)

By Binoy Kampmark The case for Britain’s exit from Europe has been treated as a dramatic blow against the imperium’s three main concerns on the continent: its own, fragile economic recovery, the broader trade agenda spearheaded with the EU, and matters of

The New Trade Future in Asia Pacific

November 24, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Columns, Americas, Asia - Pacific, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock During the weekend, the Asian-Pacific nations embraced the dream of free trade. Today, President-elect Trump buried it.   Last weekend, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit made it clear that it would move forward with trade