On Whose Orders Did Oman’s Foreign Minister Visit Syria?
Opinion

On Whose Orders Did Oman’s Foreign Minister Visit Syria?

The Omani Foreign Minister’s surprise visit to Syria strongly suggests that the Arab League’s de-facto “normalization” of relations with Syria is presently underway, but it also hints that something bigger might be at going on as well given that Muscat also enjoys excellent relations with Tel Aviv and Washington and has previously played the role…

China’s Right, Development Really is the Key to Resolving All Issues
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China’s Right, Development Really is the Key to Resolving All Issues

Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan told the audience at this year’s World Peace Forum that “development is the key to resolving all issues”, remarking in the run-up to his conclusion that “China’s development can’t shut out the rest of the world” and “the world’s development can’t shut out China”. International media interpreted this his remarks…

John Bolton and the Trump Derangement Syndrome
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John Bolton and the Trump Derangement Syndrome

CNN’s Jake Tapper’s anti-Donald vendetta, amplified by the Trump Derangement Syndrome, demonstrates just how disingenuous a corporate script-reader can be. It’s true, Bolton wasn’t on the Trump neocon team during the campaign, but this is largely irrelevant. From the very beginning of his campaign, the worst sort of neocon psychopaths were pulling the strings and…

Weaponizing the Dollar
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Weaponizing the Dollar

The signs are mounting steadily now. As the Trump administration weaponizes the dollar in defense of American hegemony, it is prompting many other nations to find alternatives to the U.S. currency as the default medium of exchange. The long-term implications of this swiftly advancing trend, evident among allies as well as those Washington considers adversaries,…