What Is Donald Trump’s Position?

During the US Presidential electoral campaign, we demonstrated that the rivalry between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump did not concern their style so much as their culture [1]. The outsider challenged the Puritan domination over the USA, and demanded a return to the original compromise of 1789 – the Bill of Rights – between the revolutionaries …

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Breaking In a President

I recall how a friend of mine who once served as a senior Pentagon intelligence briefer described what he called “breaking in” a new president. Today, incoming presidents receive some intelligence briefings so that they do not land in office on a cold January day totally unprepared for what awaits them. But generally speaking, the …

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All Disquiet on Western Front

The US-led NATO military alliance earlier this month committed to a major escalation in force buildup on Russia's western flank. The development underscores Russia's long-held concern that the 29-member alliance is inevitably moving dangerously on a war footing. At a summit in Brussels, June 7, defense ministers from NATO countries gave the go-ahead for a new, vast mobilization …

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Trump’s Executive Order for Illegal Immigrant Families has More Holes Than Swiss Cheese

The media breathed a collective sigh of relief after Trump unveiled his latest Executive Order aimed at preventing the separation of illegal immigrant parents from their children, but had they taken the time to read and analyze the document before responding, they’d have seen that they were deceived by The Donald and that his decree …

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Does Trump Really Think That China Hasn’t Identified His “Negotiating” Pattern?

Donald Trump has just threatened to implement a new round of tariffs on Chinese goods as Beijing is making plans to implement a 25% tariff on a variety of US imports valued at $50 billion. China’s new tariffs are of course a mirror of those which Trump imposed on Chinese imports to the US last …

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Trump to Europoodles: “Roll Over. Bark. Beg…Crawl.: With a Korean Preface

I don’t get it. I know, I know, I’m just some mutt in Mexico with a computer, and easily puzzled. But…huh? Trump, we are told, pulled off a master stroke in Singapore. All the world reels at this astonishment. We see Talleyrand and Metternich rolled into one gorgeous taco. But…but…. Who did the doing, and …

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Mr. Trump Attacks Aluminum, Russia Attacks the Debt

Looking at the unfolding trade war between Donald Trump and the world the phrase that should come to mind is “One good turn deserves another.” In the case of the insane sanctions on Oleg Deripaska and Russian Aluminum giant, Rusal, back in April, we finally got some clarity as to how Russia can and will …

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Trump Wants to Free America From “Fool Trade” and Flip the Tables On the EU

Trump promised to replace what he termed as “fool trade” with fair trade when it comes to America’s economic partnerships, especially those with NAFTA and the EU. Tweeting from Singapore after the failed G7 Summit in Canada, the President wrote that “Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal”, …

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