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Europe Discovers a Volatile Populism

June 16, 2017

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European politicians are finding it tricky to “play the populist card,” as U.K. Prime Minister May discovered when her Conservative Party stumbled over its support for more austerity, writes Andrew Spannaus. Read the article on Consortiumnews.com

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From Outsider to President: 100 Days of Donald Trump

June 13, 2017

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One year ago Donald Trump was a populist candidate railing against the system, promising to break the grip of the globalist élites on U.S. politics. Beneath the surface of his crude and provocative rhetoric, was a call for profound changes in two major areas: economics, seeking a return to the promotion of industrial production, and […]

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Senators Seek to Replace Authorization for War on Terror

June 2, 2017

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U.S. Senators Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) and Tim Kaine (D-Virginia) have introduced a bill to authorize the use of military force against the Islamic State, Al Qaeda and the Taliban. The new AUMF (Authorization for the Use of Military Force) would replace the authorizations currently used to justify military action in the context of the War […]

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Growing Poverty Fuels Europe’s Extremism

May 24, 2017

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By Andrew Spannaus The rise of protest movements across Europe, with increasing support for extremist candidates and political parties, comes against the backdrop of a growing sense of insecurity for the middle and lower classes across the continent. Less stable employment conditions and the stagnation or regression of salaries have created the fertile ground for […]

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Tensions at NATO’s borders

May 19, 2017

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Before the end of September Russia and Belarus will launch the Zapad 2017 military exercises, that aim to test the joint capacity of the two countries on their western borders. The Russians insist that the maneuvers are merely defensive, in line with Foreign Minister Sergi Lavrov’s past statemetns last year that Russia would “never” attack […]

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European Union’s Democracy Dilemma

May 10, 2017

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Exclusive: The European elites want the European Union as a means for controlling the Continent’s economies, but that often requires overriding the popular will of nation states, a dilemma for “democracy,” explains Andrew Spannaus. By Andrew Spannaus A sigh of relief was heard across Europe on Sunday night, as far-right candidate Marine Le Pen was […]

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Syria between the U.S. and Russia

April 28, 2017

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One of the crucial diplomatic issues between the United States and Russia in Syria is the role of Iran. In his visit to Moscow in mid-April U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson used the threat of force, unleashed on a limit scale a few days earlier, to make it clear that the Americans are willing […]

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Populism v. Elites in French Election

April 21, 2017

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French voters will head to the polls this Sunday to elect a new president, in the next test for the electoral revolt that has swept across Europe and the United States over the past year. Marine Le Pen of the Front National, the right-wing nationalist party seeking to exploit the wave of popular protest that […]

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Donald Trump, Henry Clay, and the American System

April 14, 2017

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- by Andrew Spannaus – With most of the media and political commentators focused on the Republicans’ failed attempt to pass a healthcare bill, some of President Donald Trump’s most significant words appear to have gone almost unnoticed. The President was away from the political fight in Washington on March 20th, conducting one of his […]

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Tariffs and standards: Towards a new trade policy

February 22, 2017

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- di Andrew Spannaus – On January 23, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an order directing the US Trade Representative to withdraw the country from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the trade deal that the previous administration had spent years negotiating with eleven other nations around the Pacific Rim. This executive action represents a first step […]

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