Tag: tariffs

It’s Not A “Trade War”, India & The US Are Just Trying To Get A Better Trade Deal

Many international observers have misinterpreted Trump’s termination of India’s membership in the “Generalized System of Preferences” and New Delhi’s decision to supposedly go forward with the S-400s despite CAATSA sanctions threats as the beginning of an Indo-American “trade war”, but both allied Great Powers are actually just playing games with […]

Trump’s Post Election Surprise For Modi’s India Explains Everything One Needs to Know About America’s “New Normal”

US foreign policy has become less and less predictable over the last two years, but one thing that has been totally consistent is Donald Trump’s willingness to tariff, sanction or embargo just about every foreign economy in the world. This is the case irrespective of all other diplomatic considerations. When […]

Tariffs For Nothing (parody)

Music by Mark Knopfler and Sting – Lyrics by Adam Garrie Now look at them tariffs, that’s not the way you do it Banning Huawei cuz of “security” That ain’t workin’, that’s not he way you do it Tariffs for consumers left without 5G. Now that ain’t workin’, that’s not […]

India Misreads Trump Yet Again

For a country whose foreign policy is cunningly super-strategic (whether the strategy fails is another matter entirely), it is somewhat bemusing to see India consistently fail to understand Donald Trump’s own global strategy. This is all the more bemusing because as a matter of fact, Trump’s foreign policy strategy is […]

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 […]

China Continues to Successfully Compartmentalise Relations With US as Trade Talks Set to Resume in January

After a December of sustained losses on the US stock market, the 26th saw a major rebound on reports from Mastercard regarding an increase in US retail sales (excluding motor vehicles) between the 1st of November and Gregorian Christmas Eve. According to Mastercard, retail sales were up at a rate […]