Tehran Intends to Outplay Trump in Afghanistan
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Tehran Intends to Outplay Trump in Afghanistan

The full-court press on Iran that President Donald Trump has put into play has not yet resulted in changes to Tehran’s regional strategy. Iran’s influence in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Yemen is growing, and now Tehran intends to outplay Trump in Afghanistan.  Admiral Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (NSC), spoke in…

Poland Wants France to Share Nukes and Voting Seat on the UNSC
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Poland Wants France to Share Nukes and Voting Seat on the UNSC

According to the Polish Foreign Minister, Jacek Czaputowicz, a nuclear deterrent is the only way for European countries to demonstrate their sovereignty. Czaputowicz proposed that France share its nuclear weapons with the rest of the EU as well hand over to it its place on the UN Security Council. Poland and Ukraine cannot stop provoking laughter…

The US is at War with Iraq, Libya, Syria, Iran, Russia, All to Protect the Petrodollar
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The US is at War with Iraq, Libya, Syria, Iran, Russia, All to Protect the Petrodollar

The US dollar currently makes up 2/3rds of the worlds global reserve currency. This is because nearly every oil-exporting country in the world exclusively sells their oil in US dollars (the Petrodollar), so nations are forced to hoard large amounts of US dollars, allowing the US to print it almost to infinity without hyper-inflating their currency. The…

The West Is in Disarray, and It Will Only Get Worse
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The West Is in Disarray, and It Will Only Get Worse

We are witnessing the withdrawal from Syria of the American military contingent, protests in France, the prospect of a British hard Brexit, the political decline of Angela Merkel in Germany, Netanyahu in crisis, and Mohammad bin Salman of Saudi Arabia suddenly becoming an international pariah. The contemporary crisis of leadership in Europe, the United States…

2019 Forecast: Europe
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2019 Forecast: Europe

The past usually informs the future, so with that in mind, it’s worthwhile to highlight the most important events in Europe over the past year and then prognosticate where they might be headed. In any given order, these were the UK moving towards a so-called “Hard Brexit”; the Polish-led “Three Seas Initiative” strengthening into a…