... higher U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs had no specific country target, but heavily affected key U.S. allies, including Canada and the EU, and came in the midst of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) amongst Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Citing the U.S. Trade Expansion Law of 1962 Section 232, which allows the President to change import rules on the basis of a national security concern without Congressional approval, President Trump claimed that these tariffs ...
- 25.07.2018 14:49:56
... crisis and maniplulate the system with impunity. In addition, Barbosa, like most informed voters, is aware that several politicians who are members of powerful global Evangical Christian megachurches with strong ties to their brethren in Canada and the United States are now sitting in jail due to the current crisis of scandals. These include the former speaker of the Lower House and two former governors of Rio de Janeiro state. Educated in Brazil and in France, Joaquim is the only truly Afro-Brazilian to ...
- 22.11.2017 01:42:24
... Bogota and France 24 are reporting that the 1700-strong National Liberation Army (ELN) has annouced a truce-cease fire during the period 23 December -3 January 2019. Considered by some experts ("Latin Americanists" as they are called in the United States) as the oldest guerrilla in Colombia,the ELN are proving they hold to their "hard line" Marxist orientation. FARC, the largest guerrilla, signed on to the "peace process" brokered by the UN and Pope Francis, a process ...
- 12.07.2017 01:32:13
Sputnik Opinion Piece published on May 22, 2017 For someone who vowed to “eradicate radical Islamic terrorism” from the face of the earth on inauguration day, Flipper-in-Chief Donald J. Trump’s first trip abroad as US president was to Saudi Arabia where, he peddled arms worth $350 billion over a decade. Trump effectively blessed Saudi Arabia as a pillar of moderate Islam as part of his “Muslim reset”. One Arab writer even hailed Saudi-US ties as one that “shaped the wider world” and although the...
- 24.05.2017 11:29:23
..., as cited by the New York Times.
Malaysian geopolitical analyst Mathew Maavak commented on the matter in his recent interview with Sputnik.
"I think Xi must have quietly realized that Beijing now has the upper hand in its dealings with the United States," Maavak believes.
"If the intention was to intimidate China over North Korea's nuclear sabre-rattling, then Beijing will likely raise the stakes by providing an additional economic lifeline to Pyongyang," the Malaysian ...
- 17.04.2017 15:53:04
Within three days of a bizarre chemical gas poisoning incident in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria, the United States ratcheted up its global judge, jury and executioner role by firing a salvo of Tomahawk missiles on a Syrian airbase that was used to combat Daesh terrorists. No due process or investigation was sought; not even a declaration of war ...
- 12.04.2017 16:27:48
... is working to delegitimise the new administration. In the view of this narrative, Trump’s policies, especially in the foreign policy realm, cannot be trusted, as they are serving the interest of a foreign power rather than the interest of the United States. There are many reasons as to how Russia has become a bogeyman in American politics, ranging from genuine geo-political disagreements, to the liberal establishment using it to explain away their dismal electoral performance. While a full ...
- 12.04.2017 13:23:12
... involved the weakest response by any American president ever to foreign aggression. It was also the worst foreign attack on American soil since the War of 1812: neither Pearl Harbor nor 9/11 resulted in a regime change that put in place a President of the United States who is so unwitting a mole for Russia, grossly unfit for high office, and oblivious to how much he will undermine critical institutions and values as Trump. It is the first time a party in power in America was toppled by foreign interference ...
- 17.12.2016 22:44:00
New threads in the Team Trump/Team Putin tangled web show Manafort and Page linked to each other as part of a Russian plot to control Ukraine and also show a mutual Russian mafia godfather linking them with each other and Trump, providing even deeper and more fertile ground on which to question Trump’s pro-Russia, Pro-Putin positions and their origins. Author's note: this is the most important article I have ever written in my life; please share with as many people as possible as soon...
- 17.11.2016 16:11:00
... part of the Russian Empire for over 200 year until the end of the Cold War, so though this involves two separate sovereign nations today, many of the dynamics still resemble those of Russian/Soviet intranational politics; conversely, the South of the United States experimented with secession as a unit from 1861-1865 and tried to form its own nation, an experiment which failed miserably but which still helps to explain why the South above all other regions of the United States exhibits a staunch resistance ...
- 12.10.2016 15:03:00
... having the kind of problems that you're having right now.”
Trump also released a statement praising Putin as “a man so highly respected within his own country and beyond” and that “I have always felt that Russia and the United States should be able to work well with each other towards defeating terrorism and restoring world peace, not to mention trade and all of the other benefits derived from mutual respect.”
When Putin said nice things about Trump, Trump said ...
- 16.08.2016 17:46:00
... terror activities are unlikely to quiet down, and funds must be allocated to cover security costs in the UK, Western Europe, and Russia, China, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, the Phillipines, Turkey, Norway, Sweden and the United States, among others. A perfect storm for fans of defense driven econmic growth.
The longer the "leave" negotiations slog on, smart people like Tory Chancellor Phillip Hammond of the "stay" faction may have gained enough influence ...
- 28.07.2016 07:50:00
... electoral law specialist Torquato Jardim on his appointment as Temer's new Transparency Minister. It went on the official government website last Tuesday (June 14th) and was amped up by major online and print media throughout Brazil, but not in the United States.
Meanwhile, three key ministers in Temer's government have resigned from their posts having been linked to bribery and corruption allegations stemming from the Petrobras and Lava Jato scandals that involve influence peddling, corruption ...
- 20.06.2016 09:29:00
A Legal Imbroglio in the South China Sea
A more concise version of this article was published as a CCTV Panview Oped.
The rhetorical war between the China and the United States over the South China Sea dispute is increasing in tempo and magnitude by the week. The US is wasting no time, resource and effort in sponsoring seminars, talks and think tank confabs to drive a wedge between China and other claimant nations ...
- 06.06.2016 05:16:00
... in its history Brazil has become the proving ground for international intelligence, security and counerterrorism cooperation that will be watched with keen interest by intelligence gurus like Russia’s Alexander Bortnikov, James Clapper of the United States and by extremists themselves.
Brazil has been conducting a series of counterterrorism simulations and strategy sessions that have been attended by attachés, civilian specialists and members of the media (this bloger was credentialed ...
- 16.05.2016 06:58:00
... ceases to appear as an exaggeration when one compares the number of UN sanctions proposed against Israel since 1947 and similar, if any, motions proposed against Saudi Arabia during the same period.
Sanctioning Saudi Arabia, not Israel, has been the United States’ age-old red line. The usual American veto is favour of Israel is just part of the West’s good cop-bad-cop geopolitical circus. The May 4 Jewish Holocaust Remembrance Day was in fact commemorated amidst the backdrop of US-sanctioned ...
- 10.05.2016 00:35:00
... undone)—Latin proverb
Much like ancient Rome, the West today exercised relative restraint in domestic affairs when faced with a mighty foe as the Soviet Union functioned as its Carthage. After the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Soviet Union, the United States seemed poised to dominate the world for the foreseeable future and the European Union was on its way to producing a unified Europe that would also be a dominant global power, working in tandem with the United States to spread and maintain ...
- 17.04.2016 14:28:00
... clash in the West, they synergize at confluences like Syria, creating illegitimate offspring like the so-called Islamic State or Daesh.
Daesh, ironically, amplifies the core values both axes were founded on, namely that of genocide and slavery. The United States and the Arab world were undeniably forged by ethnoreligious cleansing and slave labour. To mask their dark provenances and inject delusions of grandeur and divine destiny into their brainwashed subjects, both axes resort to an ever morphing ...
- 29.02.2016 07:05:00
... increase production and earn hard currency. What the media claimed to be a "done deal" will never become operational because it is just talk, social conversation. Iran will never agree to align with its enemy Saudi Arabia and its ally, the United States. After the hype Brent Crude on February 16th fell 4% in value.
You can click this link to find a graphic example of the confusion.
The legacy of John Poindexter's Policy Analysis Market
While working as a consultant for the ...
- 16.02.2016 22:23:00
President Barack Obama, seeking to shape his legacy, said that COP 21 makes the United States, which did not ratify the earlier Kyoto Protocol, “the world leader in fighting climate change.”
But Obama will not be around to lead the COP 21 fight, which is not scheduled to start until 2020. By that time another U.S. president ...
- 23.01.2016 03:25:00