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Donald Trump’s State of The Union: A Speech a Democrat Could Have Given 40 Years Ago

Donald Trump’s State of The Union has yet again hammered the point home that US President is a political moderate within the context of American party politics. For one, the commitment to fiscal prudence, monetary conservatism, low taxation, de-regulation, free markets and a generally pro-trade policy which has defined Trump’s […]

2019 is The 20th Anniversary of The New Cold War as Declared by Tony Blair – Yet Many Remain Impervious to This Reality

When it comes to the art of deception, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is a genius worthy of the worst nightmares of Eric Blair (known more commonly by his pen name George Orwell). But while Eric Blair once wrote that “war is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength”, […]

Here’s How A “Slip Of The Tongue” Strengthened Russian-Pakistani Relations

A faux pas, especially when committed in the realm of international diplomacy and erroneously implying that a country’s new partner supports terrorism, usually has the effect of weakening bilateral relations between those two states, but a Russian official’s “slip of the tongue” paradoxically strengthened relations with Pakistan after Islamabad displayed […]

The List of the Most and Least Corrupt Countries is Out And it Says a Lot About Presidential Versus Parliamentary Systems

Transparency International has released this year’s Corruption Perceptions Index which ranks the nations of the world by widely held perceptions regarding corruption in the public sector. Of note is the fact that the top ten nations and beyond all have parliamentary political systems while the bottom ten and beyond each […]

Duterte: Cleaning up Politics, The Streets, The Beaches of Boracay and Now Manila Bay

From improving air quality to removing rubbish, scum and chemicals from rivers and creeks, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has not just removed the criminal element from the streets but he is overseeing a revival of the beautiful natural environment of The Philippines that for decades has been neglected. When it comes to […]