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The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Disgusting” Sight of Flags

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Disgusting” Sight of Flags

by    Peter Isackson

This former CIA official wasn’t happy about seeing the US and North Korea flags alongside each other in the Trump-Kim photo op. Following Donald Trump’s historic summit with Kim Jong-un, The Hill quotes former CIA Chief of Staff Jeremy Bash who was less impressed by the event itself than by the fact that the American Read More

Syria Deserves a Real US Policy for Peace

Syria Deserves a Real US Policy for Peace

by    Rose Youhana

Donald Trump’s Syria “policy” has been largely reactionary and too reliant upon military force, ignoring opportunities to negotiate an end to the war. On April 13, US President Donald Trump authorized what he called a “perfectly executed strike” against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s weapons caches in Damascus. The strikes took place mere days after the Read More

World Cup 2018: The Beautiful Game in an Ugly World

World Cup 2018: The Beautiful Game in an Ugly World

by    Atul Singh

Football is a simple and beautiful game that gives joy to billions around the world, but it needs urgent reforms. The English have bequeathed the world many legacies. Some of them, like Israel-Palestine, India-Pakistan and Northern Ireland, tend not to be pretty. Football, on the other hand, is the one English export that has literally Read More

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Specializing” Amid Trade Wars

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Specializing” Amid Trade Wars

by    Peter Isackson

Reconsidering the logic of economic specialization in the context of trade wars.  Commenting on Donald Trump’s penchant for starting trade wars, which he sees as the sign of a return to mercantilist thinking, former US diplomat Gary Grappo, writing for Fair Observer, reminds us that “ Smith and Ricardo, as well as economists who Read More

The Caliphate of Trump

The Caliphate of Trump

by    Tom Engelhardt

Try to imagine America as an extreme nation or even, to put it as extremely as possible, the ISIS of superpowers. They are the extremists. If you need proof, look no further than the Afghan capital, Kabul, where the latest wave of suicide bombings has proven devastating. Recently, for instance, a fanatic set off his explosives among a group of Read More

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