Tag: Donald Trump

American “Progressives” Support Civil Liberties as The Rope Supports The Hanging Man

In the year 2001, what ought to be called the most controversial legislation in the history of the United States was rapidly passed through Congress with few objections. The Patriot Act was an almost entirely unconstitutional expansion of American governmental power, all of which could be and subsequently has been […]

China Can Counter-intuitively Turn Vietnam’s Trump-Kim Summit Into a New Opportunity to Resolve Disputes With Hanoi

Among the most important revelations from Donald Trump’s State of The Union Address was his confirmation that he will hold a two-day peace summit with DPRK Chairman Kim Jong-un in Vietnam on the 27th and 29th of February. For Kim Jong-un, this decision makes sense from the perspective that it […]

Reading Between The Lines: India Has Sour Grapes Over America’s Afghan Peace Talks

The clearest indication of how the Indian military, intelligence, and diplomatic bureaucracies (“deep state”) truly feel about America’s Afghan peace talks with the Taliban can be seen in retired Major-General Harsha Kakar’s recent article on the topic for “The Statesman”, where the otherwise presumably serious former military official shows the […]

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 […]

Donald Trump is Looking For a “Mission Accomplished” Moment in The Trade War – China Merely Seeks a Win-Win Conclusion

In normal circumstances, countries relax tariffs against one another during low key bilateral meetings which typically take place on the soil of one of the two nations whose tariffs are going to be mutually lowered. But for Donald Trump whose infamous trade war on China is more of an ideological […]

Trump is Using Venezuela to Break Latino-American Solidarity Against His Wall

Although America’s latest attempt at regime change revolves around Washington recognising a self-declared Venezuelan “President” as the legitimate head of state, Donald Trump has curiously refrained from saying a great deal on the matter. Instead, yesterday Trump took to Twitter in order to criticise Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, who […]