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Analysis Topic: Politics & Social Trends

The analysis published under this topic are as follows.

Politics

Saturday, January 07, 2017

The World Is Entering a “Localism” Era / Politics / Social Issues

By: John_Mauldin

BY PATRICK WATSON : Against all odds, we made it through 2016.

I think future historians will call last year the, “Year of Shattered Concepts.” Obvious truths proved false, and unstoppable trends stopped.

Globalization is a prime example.

The idea that free trade and technology would merge the planet into one Giant Happy Global Economy is mortally wounded. The incoming Trump administration may well deliver the coup de grâce.

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Politics

Friday, January 06, 2017

The Fourth-Generation War / Politics / US Politics

By: David_Galland

Dear Paraders,

Welcome to 2017. As with every new year, or any stretch of 365 days into the future, we can expect surprises. Some good and some bad.

Of course, we can’t know the future. Therefore, we are left to our expectations and, I suppose, aspirations. For example, I await the arrival of President Trump with high hopes and an almost silly level of anticipation.

Oh, how I hope he continues deriding the political class so firmly attached to the carotid artery of the American people. Derision is all they deserve, and Trump does derision particularly well.

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Politics

Friday, January 06, 2017

Russia Looks for an Exit in Syria / Politics / Syria

By: STRATFOR

Forecast

  • Despite the shared cause of supporting Damascus, Moscow and Tehran will continue to differ in their commitment to the conflict.
  • As Russia concocts an exit strategy, its relations with Iran will steadily sour.
  • The divergences between the countries will exacerbate the differences among Syria's loyalist forces.
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Politics

Friday, January 06, 2017

Philippines Regime Change 2017, the Year of Living Dangerously / Politics / Asian Economies

By: Dan_Steinbock

As President Duterte is rebalancing the Philippines’ economic and strategic policies, Washington is preparing plans for regime change. What the country needs is economic development, says Dan Steinbock – not Cold War.

After the election triumph of President Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippines has initiated a series of economic reforms to accelerate development, decentralise governance and a tough but controversial struggle against corruption and drugs.

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Politics

Friday, January 06, 2017

President Trump Understands the NSA, CIA... LIE, America's Intelligence Agencies Crime Syndicate! / Politics / Intelligence Agencies

By: Nadeem_Walayat

A gullible and as Mitt Romney likes to say 'not very smart' President Obama fell for more lies and deceit spewing out of so called US intelligence agencies, the NSA, CIA and more than dozen others all conjuring another dodgy dossier out of cyber space on Russian hacking of the US election to get Trump elected so as to fit their own agenda, one of TOTAL SURVEILLANCE for the goal for TOTAL CONTROL, TOTALITARIAN CONTROL! Something that President Trump is clearly aware of given his own experience during the election campaign and clearly as the intelligence reports bring into question the legitimacy of his own Presidency.

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Politics

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Attempted Coup Against Trump Continues / Politics / US Politics

By: Stephen_Lendman

Pro-Hillary, anti-Trump coup plotters keep throwing endless amounts of dirt against the wall, hoping something sticks to oust him or undermines his presidency if removal efforts fail.

Various attempts so far fizzled, a final hurdle to cross on January 6 when Congress convenes a joint session to certify November’s presidential election results and make Trump’s ascension to power official, together with Vice President-elect Mike Pence.

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Politics

Thursday, January 05, 2017

You’re Being Lied to! / Politics / Mainstream Media

By: Stephen_Lendman

Believe nothing at face value from government at all levels and scoundrel media sources.

On all issues mattering most, especially geopolitical ones, they systematically lie - fake news substituting for truth-telling, information important to know suppressed.

Media scoundrels operate as virtual press agents for wealth, power and privileged interests - willfully deceiving readers and viewers to keep them uninformed on what’s going on, feeding them worthless rubbish, fiction, not facts.

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Politics

Thursday, January 05, 2017

There’s No Such Thing as Europe Anymore / Politics / European Union

By: John_Mauldin

BY PATRICK WATSON : The European Union’s founders envisioned an “ever-closer union” that gradually eliminated national distinctions. It didn’t happen, and geopolitical expert George Friedman of Geopolitical Futures says the opposite is now taking shape. “Europe” doesn’t really exist in any meaningful way.

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Politics

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Raising Questions About Politics and the Mass Media / Politics / Mainstream Media

By: Walter_Brasch

It’s the first week of January and the election returns are starting to trickle in. It’s not for the rich Democratic white Hillary Clinton who captured the popular vote, nor for the rich Republican white Donald Trump who captured the electoral college and became the next president. This vote came from the campaigns of Clinton and Trump, and the beneficiaries were the TV media in select markets.

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Politics

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Low Oil Prices Will Make Russia More Aggressive in 2017 / Politics / Russia

By: John_Mauldin

BY GEORGE FRIEDMAN : Russia has had a hard time since the collapse of global oil prices which began in August 2014. This will continue in 2017. The Russian people are starting to feel the effects of prolonged low oil prices. This was bound to happen. And this will shape Moscow's foreign policy in the year to come.

Russia’s money problems start with the economy’s structure. The country’s budget depends on income from oil exports. Low oil prices have had huge effects. And the country hasn’t even recovered from the 2008 decline.

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Politics

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Stratfor 2017 Annual Global Forecast / Politics / GeoPolitics

By: STRATFOR

The convulsions to come in 2017 are the political manifestations of much deeper forces in play. In much of the developed world, the trend of aging demographics and declining productivity is layered with technological innovation and the labor displacement that comes with it. China's economic slowdown and its ongoing evolution compound this dynamic. At the same time the world is trying to cope with reduced Chinese demand after decades of record growth, China is also slowly but surely moving its own economy up the value chain to produce and assemble many of the inputs it once imported, with the intent of increasingly selling to itself. All these forces combined will have a dramatic and enduring impact on the global economy and ultimately on the shape of the international system for decades to come.

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Politics

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Understanding America's Global Role in the Age of Trump / Politics / US Politics

By: STRATFOR

By Rodger Baker : The New Year, of course, is a time when many reflect on the past and look toward the future. The past provides potential lessons and cautions for those who would seek to find tomorrow's solutions in yesterday's actions. In his 1994 book Diplomacy, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger wrote: "The study of history offers no manual of instructions that can be applied automatically; history teaches by analogy, shedding light on the likely consequences of comparable situations. But each generation must determine for itself which circumstances are in fact comparable."

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Politics

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Old Woman In Sweden Becomes The Latest Victim of the War on Cash / Politics / War on Cash

By: Jeff_Berwick

It has been a common practice for people to keep cash stowed away in lock boxes or under mattresses in their homes, but now, even something as logical and important as keeping a cash stash for a rainy day can make you a suspected criminal.

Ethel Hülst, a 91 year old Swedish woman, unfortunately got to experience the ruthlessness of her country’s central bank first hand which may have contributed to her death.

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Politics

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

CIA Planning Rogue President Donald Trump Assassination? Elites "Manchurian Candidate" Plan B / Politics / Intelligence Agencies

By: Nadeem_Walayat

The establishment elite still reeling from the failure of any of their bought and paid for candidates that populate both the Democratic and Republican parties to make it into the White house for the first time since perhaps JFK, are increasingly looking to the likes of the CIA to begin implementing the elite's PLAN B as President Elect Donald Trump takes office and starts to diverge from the elites interests. For instance it is is not in the elite's military industrial complexes' interests for the US to be friendly towards Russia, despite the fact that Russia literally poses a near zero economic or military threat to US global power. However, the operating system of US Military and Economic Global Power is such that it does not matter if a nations is a friend or foe, all are fair game, where the king of cyber warefare is the United States that can literally shut any nation down within hours, given that the so called free internet is a US military delivery system for malware infection for total access and control. So to imagine that the US full spectrum global empire assembled over the past 100 years will allow a Rouge President to disrupt it's activities is delusional.

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Politics

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Trump's Self-Inflicted Policy Failures / Politics / US Politics

By: BATR

Even the most avid and enthusiastic Trump supporter needs to be critical of their most hopeful America First president. For a dose of reality and objective conviction, who better to rely on than Pat Buchanan? His article, Israel First or America First concludes with the fateful warning for President –Elect Trump. “Having America publicly reassert herself as Israel’s best friend, with "no daylight" between us, could have us ending up as Israel’s only friend – and Israel as our only friend in the Middle East. Bibi’s Israel First policy must one day collide with America First.”

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Politics

Monday, January 02, 2017

Good News - Washington Frozen Out of Syria Peace Plan / Politics / Syria

By: Dr_Ron_Paul

As the US mainstream media obsessed last week about Russia's supposed "hacking" of the US elections and President Obama's final round of Russia sanctions in response, something very important was taking place under the media radar. As a result of a meeting between foreign ministers of Russia, Iran, and Turkey last month, a ceasefire in Syria has been worked out and is being implemented. So far it appears to be holding, and after nearly six years of horrible warfare the people of Syria are finally facing the possibility of rebuilding their lives.

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Politics

Monday, January 02, 2017

Biased 2017 Forecasts - Civic Decay and Global Disorder (2/2) / Politics / Social Issues

By: James_Quinn

In Part One of this article I discussed the failure of our brains to think rationally due to our biases and the relentless propaganda flogged by our Deep State ruling class. Viewing the future through the looking glass of the Fourth Turning keeps you focused on the three catalysts which will drive all events in 2017 and beyond. I’ve addressed my 2017 Debt forecast in Part One. Now I will make some guesses about what might happen in 2017 related to Civic Decay and Global Disorder.

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Politics

Sunday, January 01, 2017

President Donald Trump's 2017 New Year Message, BBC Fake News, Was 2016 a Dream? / Politics / US Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

President Elect Donald Trumps's frank and truthful New Year Message to all americans of what to expect come January 20th. Whilst the mainstream media in a desperate attempt to survive has now decided to embrace fake news as illustrated by BBC. And lastly, did BrExit and Trump really happen? Or was 2016 all just a dream so that we are going to be waking up in a few short hours to January the 1st 2016.

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Politics

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Trump’s Praise for Putin’s Moral High Ground Exposed Obama’s Vindictiveness / Politics / US Politics

By: Stephen_Lendman

In response to Obama’s new sanctions on Russia, illegal by any standard, Trump praised how Putin handled his action, tweeting “(g)reat move on delay (by V. Putin) - I always knew he was very smart.”

A follow-up related tweet said “Russians are playing #CNN and @NBCNews for such fools…they don’t have a clue! @FoxNews totally gets it.”

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Politics

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Barack Obama’s Legacy: War, Debt and Poverty / Politics / US Politics

By: Jeff_Berwick

As 2016 winds down, so does Barack O’Bomber’s $80 million in paid vacations and his legacy of war, debt and poverty.

It’s quite amazing how much one man can ruin a country while playing so much golf.

WAR

Just 12 days after being elected, Barack Obama was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. He accepted the prize in Oslo on December 10, 2009.

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