Trump’s Waging Serious Psychological Warfare on Xi
Opinion

Trump’s Waging Serious Psychological Warfare on Xi

Trump publicly blackmailed President Xi by demanding that the Chinese leader hold trade talks with him at the G20 or he’ll immediately impose tariffs on $300 billion worth of imports, which is bold psychological warfare on his counterpart designed to make him “lose face” either way and therefore exacerbate factional divisions within the Communist Party…

The Unipolar Moment is Over
Opinion

The Unipolar Moment is Over

Something extraordinary began with a short walk in St. Petersburg last Friday. After a stroll, they took a boat on the Neva River, visited the legendary Aurora cruiser, and dropped in to examine the Renaissance masterpieces at the Hermitage. Cool, calm, collected, all the while it felt like they were mapping the ins and outs…

Jared Kushner’s ‘Deal of the Century’ was Designed to Fail from the Start
Opinion

Jared Kushner’s ‘Deal of the Century’ was Designed to Fail from the Start

US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and Middle East peace negotiator, Jared Kushner, doesn’t give many interviews – so when he does, the media is not only riveted, but poised to pounce. And pounce certain segments of the US media did, after Kushner’s HBO Axios interview on 2 June.  Slate published a piece under the headline:…

The US-Mexican Deal Advances “Fortress America”, Softens China’s “Counter-Sanctions”
Opinion

The US-Mexican Deal Advances “Fortress America”, Softens China’s “Counter-Sanctions”

The deal that Trump struck with Mexico late last week in order to prevent the imposition of 5-25% tariffs on all of its exports to the US marketplace simultaneously advances his vision of “Fortress America” and softens the blow of China’s counter-sanctions by making Mexico his country’s “Lead From Behind” security partner in Central America’s…

American Pravda: Secrets of Military Intelligence
History

American Pravda: Secrets of Military Intelligence

Some may remember that in 2005 a major media controversy engulfed Harvard President Larry Summers over his remarks at an academic conference. Casually speaking off-the-record at the private gathering, Summers had gingerly raised the hypothetical possibility that on average men might be a bit better at mathematics than women, perhaps partially explaining the far larger…