It’s Not Just Trump, China’s also Making the WTO Irrelevant

China’s pioneering initiative to institutionalize trade rules and dispute mechanisms for its New Silk Road is especially impactful in making the World Trade Organization irrelevant in and of itself, but when combined with Trump’s recent moves away from this globalist body, it has the effect of dealing what might be a deathblow to the group …

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North Korea Thinks Pompeo Has Reneged on the Deal

Pyongyang has voiced its regret over America’s attitude during high-level talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and accused Washington of seeking unilateral and forced denuclearization from North Korea. “We were expecting the US… to come up with constructive measures to help build confidence in the spirit of reunion and talks. However, the attitude …

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Trump, ‘Visionary Business Guru’, Crashing the Global Economy

US President Donald Trump often brags about his visionary business prowess, and his acolytes hail the former property tycoon for his razor-sharp intelligence. Critics and detractors, on the other hand, speak of his impulsiveness and reckless, short-attention span. The latter uncharitable characterization of the 45th president seems more than amply substantiated this week as he …

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Washington’s Latest Myths, Lies and Oil Wars

As American motorists complain of rising gasoline prices, the Trump Administration and the oil and banking interests behind it are smiling on their way to the proverbial bank. If we look at seeming disparate events in Iran, in Venezuela and now in Libya it becomes clear there is a coherent strategy to promote disruption in …

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Trump Pressed Aides, Latin American Leaders on US Invasion of Venezuela

US President Donald Trump repeatedly pressed his top aides as well as the heads of right-wing governments in Latin America on the possibility of a US invasion of Venezuela, according to a report by the Associated Press. The report comes amid a growing campaign of sanctions and political pressure mounted by the Trump administration against …

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Nicaragua’s 10-Military Training Deal Is Really a Pro-US Sell-Out

Nicaragua passing a law that allows 10 different armed forces to train on its territory. President Ortega’s decree grants “servicemen, aircraft, and vessels from Russia, the United States, Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, the Dominican Republic and Taiwan the right “to stay on the territory of Nicaragua for humanitarian purposes, with the goal to …

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Cambridge Analytica Parent Co. Used Yemen as Test Site for Global Manipulation Tactics

Leaked documents show that Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL), the parent company of the notorious Cambridge Analytica, carried out a surveillance operation embedded among local Yemeni populations in 2009. The research and psychological tactics of deception were likely later used against populations around the world including Libya, Syria, and Iran where SCL Group carried out various operations …

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PM Abiy’s Opposition Outreaches will Assist Ethiopia’s Peaceful Revolution

Prime Minister Abiy’s decision to take three main “armed opposition” groups off of his country’s terrorist list and to travel to America to meet with some of their leaders is an unprecedentedly positive outreach that will greatly assist Ethiopia’s peaceful “revolution” by giving these forces a chance to participate in the inclusive political framework that …

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Book Review – Losing Military Supremacy: The Myopia of American Strategic Planning

The fact that the US is facing a profound crisis, possibly the worst one in its history, is accepted by most observers, except maybe the most delusional ones. Most Americans definitely know that. In fact, if there is one thing upon which both those who supported Trump and those who hate him with a passion …

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