US Failure, Blame China

America’s chronic trade deficit with the rest of the world is testimony to a failed US economy. In reality, the US has no-one else to blame but itself for such an historic failure. But in typical chauvinist fashion, the Trump administration has found a handy scapegoat by blaming China — its top bilateral trading partner. President Donald Trump …

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Trump Relishes Annihilation Like a Hors D’Oeuvre

It really is saying something when US President Trump's latest threat against North Korea draws a rebuke from John McCain - America's most hawkish lawmaker. McCain said Trump's comments about striking North Korea with "fire and fury" were not helpful in the current spiral of tensions. Other members of the US Congress deplored Trump's reckless rhetoric, even comparing the …

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US Dishes Dirt on Saudis to Flush Gulf Blockade on Qatar

It’s been a bad week for the Saudi rulers in the US media. A slew of embarrassing stories got wide coverage, with the seeming intention of undermining Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies. Not coincidentally, the Saudi-led bloc then capitulated in its standoff with Qatar. The row between Qatar and the other Gulf states of …

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Multipolar World Arrives: Russia, China Face Down US Bully

The United States’ hegemonic dominance in the world is heading to the exits. The decline in US unipolar power has been underway for several years, in line with the emergence of a multipolar world. This week, Russia and China showed important resolve to face down American bully tactics over North Korea. The confrontation suggests a …

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Putin, Xi Message to Trump: US Unipolar World is Over

The US' strategy has been to isolate Russia internationally. Evidently, it is Washington that is becoming more isolated on the global stage. This week in the run-up to the G20 summit in Germany, the reverse in fortunes could not be more glaring. While North Korea was openly defying Washington with a breakthrough ballistic missile test, …

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