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An Historic Opportunity To Transform Trade When We Stop NAFTA II

December 12, 2018

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers / Popular Resistance Donald Trump was right when he said that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been a disaster for the United States and promised to renegotiate it when he became president. However, the renegotiated NAFTA-2 is worse than the original NAFTA and should be rejected. On…

US Senate resolution potentially changes Middle East dynamics

December 6, 2018

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. A draft US Senate resolution describing Saudi policy in the Middle East as a “wrecking ball” and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as “complicit” in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, if adopted and implemented, potentially could change the dynamics of the region’s politics and create an initial…

Bolton Meets Far-Right President-Elect Bolsonaro to Nail Down Closer Cooperation with Brazil

Bolton Meets Far-Right President-Elect Bolsonaro to Nail Down Closer Cooperation with Brazil

November 29, 2018

National Security advisor John Bolton visited Brazil on Thursday, to find areas of agreement with Brazil’s recently elected far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro. Key targets include Venezuela and Cuba

Saudi diplomatic offensive seeks to put Khashoggi behind it and thwart Qatar

Saudi diplomatic offensive seeks to put Khashoggi behind it and thwart Qatar

November 28, 2018

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr. As Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman tours friendly Arab nations in advance of the Group of 20 (G-20) industrialized nations summit in Argentina, Saudi diplomacy aims to achieve two goals: put the killing…

Chinese consulate attack puts Pakistan between a rock and a hard place

November 24, 2018

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr. Two attacks in Pakistan, including a brazen assault on the Chinese consulate in Karachi, are likely to complicate prime minister Imran Khan’s efforts to renegotiate China’s massive, controversial Belt and Road investments as well…

The Khashoggi crisis: (Re)Shaping US politics as well as relations with Saudi Arabia

 The Khashoggi crisis: (Re)Shaping US politics as well as relations with Saudi Arabia

November 21, 2018

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer.   A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr. The killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have gotten more than they bargained for. The killing has sparked multiple battles that are likely in coming months to shape relationships ranging from that…

The Khashoggi crisis: Putting Humpty Dumpty back together

The Khashoggi crisis: Putting Humpty Dumpty back together

November 4, 2018

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr. The killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and potential Western sanctions against Saudi Arabia has sparked renewed debate about the value of the longstanding alliance between the United States and the kingdom. The debate is…

China’s GDP Growth Slows Down: Is it Trump's Trade War?

China’s GDP Growth Slows Down: Is it Trump’s Trade War?

November 4, 2018

Prof. David Kotz argues that the trade war is counter-productive for everyone, including the US, because it does not include a plan for an industrial policy. The conflict foreshadows increasing unresolvable tensions between the two powers

Iranian women protest in Tehran against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to walk out of the 2015 nuclear deal, May 11, 2018. REUTERS/Tasnim News Agency

Commentary: Five reasons why Trump’s Iran sanctions will fail

November 1, 2018

By Seyed Hossein Mousavian / Reuters. The next round of economic sanctions on Iran, which will start going into effect on Nov.4, will mainly target the country’s oil and gas industries. These sanctions were eased after the 2015 signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal, but…

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Are governments giving up on global warming?

October 26, 2018

By David Suzuki with contributions from Senior Editor Ian Hanington / davidsuzuki.org. The U.S. president may think global warming is a hoax perpetrated by China, but his administration has concluded Earth’s average temperature will rise 4 C over pre-industrial levels by 2100 if we fail to address the causes. Overwhelming scientific evidence concludes that such a rise…