Merkel Draws the Line Against Trump

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has turned the corner on relations with the United States. Her speech at the Munich Security Conference should be considered Germany's divorce filing from the U.S.-led post-WWII institutional order. It's clear that to me now that Merkel's priorities for what is left of her term in office are as follows: Carve … Continue reading Merkel Draws the Line Against Trump

Interview: Ron Paul and the Never-Ending Story of Empire

The other day was felt like the fulfillment of a life goal. Sitting down to talk politics, economics, and climate with the irreplaceable Ron Paul was beyond a thrill, it was an honor. It's been a long time coming. This blog and the content I produce is the culmination of a fifteen year journey towards … Continue reading Interview: Ron Paul and the Never-Ending Story of Empire

The Ramp Up to War on Iran is Here

John Bolton never met a war he didn't like, except Vietnam. That would be the one he refused to fight in. Today he is calling up every marker he has to create the narrative for a legal justification for an attack on Iran that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spilled the beans on just before … Continue reading The Ramp Up to War on Iran is Here

Warsaw and Munich: Whistling Past NATO’s Graveyard

If the Anti-Iran conference in Warsaw was the opening act, the annual Munich Security Conference was the main event. Both produced a lot of speeches, grandstanding and virtue-signaling, as well as a lot of shuffling of feet and looking at the ground. The message from the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia was clear, "We are … Continue reading Warsaw and Munich: Whistling Past NATO’s Graveyard

While Pompeo Pouts in Poland, Putin Pushes Peace in Syria

If there was ever a Valentine's Day which highlight the stark differences to diplomacy between the U.S. and Russia it is this one. In Warsaw, the U.S. cajoled some sixty countries, many of them Arab, to send representatives only to be scolded like schoolchildren by Vice President Mike Pence for undermining the drive for war … Continue reading While Pompeo Pouts in Poland, Putin Pushes Peace in Syria

Private Blog — Spain’s Political Stink Bomb

I have a new Private Blog post up on Patreon discussing why Spain is back on the menu as a new Euroskeptic party, Vox, is rising quickly in the polls. They could have an effect on any new elections coming down the pike, which no one in the establishment wants to talk about. To sign … Continue reading Private Blog — Spain’s Political Stink Bomb

Soros Confirms He is Losing in Europe

Last month at Davos, George Soros turned around completely on China, echoing the Trump administration (of all things) in warning the world against the rise of China versus his previous stance. The main reason for this shift in Soros' attitude on China stems from his fear that the European Union will not achieve its goals … Continue reading Soros Confirms He is Losing in Europe

Russia’s Exports Continue to Defy Sanctions

Russia is winning its war of attrition against aggressive U.S. sanctions policy. Diplomatically, Russia is winning on all fronts, finding positive solutions through its abundant energy reserves to open gaps in relationships hat have been frozen in geopolitical amber for two generations. The latest balance of trade data from Rosstat tells the tale. Russia continues … Continue reading Russia’s Exports Continue to Defy Sanctions