Is Trump’s Afghan Drawdown Driven by Principles or Machiavellian Motives?
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Is Trump’s Afghan Drawdown Driven by Principles or Machiavellian Motives?

Trump’s decision to cut the number of US troops in Afghanistan from 4500 to 2500 raised questions about whether he’s simply fulfilling a campaign promise out of principle or whether he’s hedging his bets in a Machiavellian way by preemptively attempting to obstruct Biden’s possible foreign policy in the event that his opponent successfully seizes…

The China Moment
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The China Moment

China has achieved the almost impossible – a free trade agreement with 14 countries – the ten ASEAN, plus Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, altogether 15 countries, including China. The so-called Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, or RCEP, was in negotiations during eight years – and achieved to pull together a group of countries…

War à la Mode: Will a Vindictive Trump Start a War With Iran or Will He Bring the Troops Home?
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War à la Mode: Will a Vindictive Trump Start a War With Iran or Will He Bring the Troops Home?

I have a crazy idea that I can’t get out of my head, that we Americans are heading for something like an Armageddon in the next several months no matter how the currently electoral imbroglio is resolved. My greatest concern is that I fear that Trump is going to attack Iran, either through some kind…

Beijing Sends Biden a Warning
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Beijing Sends Biden a Warning

Because of Donald Trump, Vice President Joe Biden thundered during the campaign, the U.S. “is more isolated in the world than we’ve ever been … America First has made America alone.” Biden promised to repair relations with America’s allies. And he appears to have gone some distance to do so in the congratulatory phone call…

Sick Britain’s Orwellian DystopiaUK
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Sick Britain’s Orwellian DystopiaUK

Britain’s sorry excuse for a leader, Boris Johnson, has proudly announced the biggest spending spree on the nation’s military in 30 years. This comes as the country is reeling from disease, a healthcare crisis and economic misery for millions of workers. The United Kingdom’s so-called “defence” budget is to increase by £16.5 billion ($21.8 bn) over the next four years….