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 […]

Exclusive: U.S. considers tightening grip on China ties to corporate America

Exclusive: U.S. considers tightening grip on China ties to corporate America

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. government may start scrutinizing informal partnerships between American and Chinese companies in the field of artificial intelligence, threatening practices that have long been considered garden variety development work for technology companies, sources familiar with the discussions said. So far, U.S. government reviews for national security and other concerns have […]

Donald Trump lied about being one of richest people in America to make it to Forbes 400, claims US journalist

Donald Trump lied about being one of richest people in America to make it to Forbes 400, claims US journalist

Washington: Jonathan Greenberg, an investigative journalist and author, has accused US President Donald Trump of lying about his wealth to get onto the Forbes 400 list. The journalist says that an official from the Trump Organisation called to tell him in May 1984 to tell him how rich Trump was when Greenberg was reporting for the Forbes 400 – […]

MLK’s Children Reveal His Undelivered Speech: “America May Go to Hell”

MLK’s Children Reveal His Undelivered Speech: “America May Go to Hell”

MEMPHIS—It has been 50 years since the world lost civil rights visionary Martin Luther King, Jr. His speeches and activism resonated with so many, and ripples of his influence continue to be felt today. At the time it happened, his murder devastated Black Americans and supporters of the civil rights struggle across the country. This […]

A trade war between America and China takes shape

A trade war between America and China takes shape

TALK of tariffs is in danger of developing into cries of trade war. On April 3rd America published a list of some 1,300 Chinese products it proposes to hit with tariffs of 25%. Just a day later China produced its own list, covering 106 categories. “As the Chinese saying goes, it is only polite to […]

Airlines in America are in a race to improve their meals

Airlines in America are in a race to improve their meals

IN THE 1950s—when the International Air Transport Association (IATA), a cartel of airlines, used to set fare levels and service quality on international routes—there were few differences between major carriers. One way to persuade passengers to choose one airline over another was to offer better meals as entertainment on board. And so an arms race […]

Will British airlines lose their rights to fly to America after Brexit?

Will British airlines lose their rights to fly to America after Brexit?

THERE has been much chatter among frequent flyers in London this week about a front-page splash in the Financial Times claiming that British negotiations with America to replace the EU-US Open Skies Treaty are in trouble: The US is offering Britain a worse “open skies” deal after Brexit than it had as an EU member, […]