America Sets Its Taiwan Trap for China

America Sets Its Taiwan Trap for China

Prepping for a conflict with China has become an all of government effort and China Watch has a good idea of how and when it’s going to play out.  And it involves the vigorous island democracy and Pentagon asset known as Taiwan!  Circle your calendar for 2020 and stock up on canned goods and lead […]

Bank of America profit beats on consumer loan growth, lower expenses

Bank of America profit beats on consumer loan growth, lower expenses

(Reuters) – Bank of America Corp reported quarterly profit above analyst expectations on Monday as the second-largest U.S. lender cut expenses and benefited from growth in loans and deposits on the back of a strengthening economy. Noninterest expense dropped 5 percent in the quarter from a year earlier as the bank trimmed headcount and worked […]

Paul Manafort Has Inadvertently Helped America by Showing the Absurdities of Its Bail System

Paul Manafort Has Inadvertently Helped America by Showing the Absurdities of Its Bail System

American citizens don’t have a lot they can thank Paul Manafort for. Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, is suspected of colluding with Russia and enriching himself through years of influence-peddling that involved a multitude of financial crimes. But his indictment last year by special counsel Robert Mueller has done us a huge favor by drawing […]

Airlines in America fail in their campaign against the Gulf carriers

Airlines in America fail in their campaign against the Gulf carriers

ON MAY 14th, the United States and United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced a deal that should, at least in theory, put an end to their long-simmering dispute over what airlines in America allege are unfair subsidies provided by the Gulf state to its two major airlines. When news of the agreement emerged on three days […]

The Donald’s Done — The Deep State Wins Its War On America First

The Donald’s Done — The Deep State Wins Its War On America First

By David Stockman ​The Donald’s action to ash-can the Iranian nuclear deal marks the War Party’s complete and baleful triumph. There is now nothing much left of America First. Trump’s reckless, unwarranted and utterly irrational action will pull Washington ever deeper into an incendiary middle eastern vortex of political and religious conflict that has absolutely […]

Trade talks expose a chasm between China and America

Trade talks expose a chasm between China and America

START with the good news from the trade negotiations between China and America. After weeks of threatening tariffs and counter-tariffs, representatives from the world’s two biggest economies are at last talking. Over two days of meetings in Beijing, which ended on May 4th, Chinese and American officials laid out their grievances and their demands. That, […]

The Great Decoupling: America Sidelined in Asia

The Great Decoupling: America Sidelined in Asia

When America was dominant in Asia, American hegemony and Asian security were pretty much synonymous, not necessarily in a good way.   By exercising its hegemonic power, the United States determined the content and direction of the Asian security debate. But now it’s the Great Decoupling!  US pursuit of hegemony and Asia’s pursuit of security are […]

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