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The Fight over Nationalism Is About to Get Messy

 Fight over Nationalism


President Trump needs to start caring about the war of words.
James Jay Carafano

The storm is gathering. The next great battle in the world war of ideas will be over the meaning of nationalism. It’s a fight the United States cannot afford to lose—and one that the Trump administration will have to go “over there” to win.

Here’s how the Trump presidency will play out

Trump presidency

by Pepe Escobar

The Trump era starts now – with geopolitics and geoeconomics set for a series of imminent, unpredictable cliffhangers. I have argued that Trump’s foreign policy guru Henry Kissinger’s strategy to deal with the formidable Eurasia integration trio – Russia, China and Iran – is a remixed Divide and Rule; seduce Russia away from its strategic partnership with China, while keep harassing the weakest link, Iran.

Trumpus Andronicus? What the Byzantine Empire can tell us

Trumpus Andronicus

By MAXIMILIAN LAU

Comparisons have abounded between historical villains and Donald Trump, but Maximilian Lau finds 12th century similarities that may have a useful message 

Where Is The Left-Wing When A Country Needs One?

Left-Wing politics vsTrump


By Paul Craig Roberts

One would think the left would support a president so fiercely opposed by the CIA, but, no, Trump is delegitimized as a racist elected by a racist electorate. The hate card overwhelms common sense.

Out with the Old, In with the New

 Old- New

By Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror 

BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 395

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: President Barack Obama has eroded the US's superpower status and is leaving behind a far more dangerous world than the one he inherited. A Trump administration gives Israel reason to be optimistic, although it must bear in mind that he is a very shrewd businessman.

Trump, Kissinger and Ma playing on a crowded chessboard

Trump and Ma


By PEPE ESCOBAR

Confrontational rhetoric from the Pentagon and State Department is just noise, writes Pepe Escobar; the real Great Game plotting is on a deeper level

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