Euro will not survive if Italy fails

US policy-makers and world financial markets are surprisingly calm about the deepening Italian economic crisis. Italy’s economy is 10 times larger than Greece’s. If it fails, the euro cannot survive. It would also be too costly for its European partners to save. Unlike Greece, Italy has a populist government in place that is flouting the […]

Nikki Haley flips the script on Trump

The United Nations ambassador managed to resign on her own terms and get a glowing sendoff from the president along the way. Rumors circulated for months that President Donald Trump was poised to fire his secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, before he finally did so in March. The same was true of national security adviser […]

Two Princes: How a secret meeting signaled the UAE’s pull in Trump’s D.C.

A meeting in the Seychelles between the Blackwater founder and a Putin ally has drawn scrutiny. It also indicated another backchannel to the White House. On January 11, 2017, a week before Trump’s inauguration, two powerful men huddled together at the bar of the Four Seasons Hotel in the Seychelles, off the coast of east […]

Iran nuclear deal: Plan put forward to dodge US sanctions

The remaining members in the Iranian nuclear deal say they will set up a new payment system to maintain business with Iran and bypass US sanctions. The system would facilitate oil companies and businesses to continue trading, without relying on the US-led global market and dollar. Exactly how the system would work is still being […]

Anonymous top US cabinet says Administration considered removing Trump

Opinion article published in the New York Times claims top people in the White House are working to thwart the president. According to Bob Woodward new book, WH staff defines him as a “fifth- or sixth-grader” and an idiot. Members of President Donald Trump’s cabinet discussed using a constitutional measure to remove him from office […]

Will Saudi Arabia’s Geopolitical Strategy Backfire?

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said on Friday that Vladimir Putin is preparing to visit Saudi Arabia. The statement comes after the Russian president received an invitation from Saudi King Salman at an unspecified time, according to reports. Bogdanov added that the visit is pending on Putin’s schedule. King Salman became the first Saudi monarch to […]

Donald Trump’s circus act is a sinister distraction

The president vowed to drain the swamp but has handed the US to the highest bidders. The circus act children love the most is the one that is meant to distract them. When the clown comes out, the kids have eyes for nothing else. Little do they notice the scenery changes in the background. Elephants […]

Donald Trump’s Mafia Mind-Set

Listening to a legendary American mobster and hearing the president of the United States. Salvatore “Sammy the Bull” Gravano, the former underboss of the Gambino organized-crime family, is a mass murderer (19 bodies, maybe more, across his distinguished career), and also the most consequential turncoat in the history of organized crime. Gravano, whom I came […]

The Danger of President Pence

Trump’s critics yearn for his exit. But Mike Pence, the corporate right’s inside man, poses his own risks. On September 14th, the right-wing pundit Ann Coulter, who last year published a book titled “In Trump We Trust,” expressed what a growing number of Americans, including conservatives, have been feeling since the 2016 election. The previous day, President […]