We might be at the start of a decades-long trade war between China and the US. Photo: iStock

Here Comes the 30-Year Trade War

Alibaba’s Jack Ma has warned that the ongoing US-China trade war could last at least 20 years. As we’ll see, it’s actually more like 30 – up to 2049, the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Steve Bannon always boasted that President Trump was bound to conduct a “sophisticated …

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Attack in Iran Raises Spectre of a Potentially Far Larger Conflagration

An attack on a military parade in the southern Iranian city of Ahwaz is likely to prompt Iranian retaliation against opposition groups at home and abroad. It also deepens Iranian fears that the United States. Saudi Arabia and others may seek to destabilize the country by instigating unrest among its ethnic minorities. With competing claims …

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The Brouhaha Over China’s Haifa Deal Highlights Israel’s “Deep State” Divisions

China will soon operate the Israeli port of Haifa if everything goes according to plan. Haaretz reported on a conference late last month in Israel where the former navy chief of staff and chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission Shaul Horev warned about China’s forthcoming management of the strategic port of Haifa. The deal was agreed …

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Let Koreans Settle Their Own Problems

Springtime in Korea. Peace and love have erupted all over the mountainous peninsula as the leaders of the two rival nations seek to end the nearly seven decades of hostility between them. One can’t underestimate the passionate longing felt by most Koreans on both sides of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) for some form of reunification …

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US Nuclear Safety: A Critical Problem That Has Largely Been Kept Out of the Public Eye

The issue of nuclear safety has been a hot topic in the second half of 2018. It has just been discussed in detail at the 62nd International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) conference in Geneva, which was held Sept. 17-21. The international conference on “The Security of Radioactive Material: The Way Forward for Prevention and Detection,” which is scheduled for …

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Palestine: the Testbed for Trump’s Plan to Tear Up the Rules-based International Order

Washington’s decision to intensify swingeing aid cuts to the Palestinians – the latest targets include cancer patients and peace groups – reveals more than a simple determination to strong-arm the Palestinian leadership to the negotiating table. Under cover of a supposed peace effort, or “deal of the century”, the Trump administration hopes to solve problems …

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Obama’s Return Might Backfire and Lead to a “Red Wave”

Obama returned to public life at precisely the moment that the “deep state” is intensifying its war on Trump. The former president was rolled out for a high-profile campaign speech in Illinois less than a week after the New York Times published an anonymous op-ed that supposedly came from a senior administration official and alleged …

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New Research Confirms We Got Cholesterol All Wrong

A comprehensive new study on cholesterol, based on results from more than a million patients, could help upend decades of government advice about diet, nutrition, health, prevention, and medication. Just don't hold your breath. The study, published in the Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology, centers on statins, a class of drugs used to lower levels …

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