I have to wonder when Russian President Vladimir Putin sleeps. He's busier than any other leader, traveling the globe while consistently changing the board state geopolitically. While everyone, including me, has had their eye on the turmoil in U.S. political circles over the past couple of weeks, Putin visited India and in a little less … Continue reading Muli-Polar Political Project Pushed Forward by Putin In India
According to a recent report by Joachin Flores at Fort Russ News, the U.S. offered a withdrawal plan to Bashar al-Assad of Syria with three conditions. What should be immediately obvious is that the U.S. offered the meeting and opened up the talks. This is proof positive that the U.S. position in Syria is untenable … Continue reading Grand Bargain Update: U.S. Offered to Pull Out of Syria
President Trump is out of options. So are his main vectors of information, the Israeli Firsters in his cabinet and family. Israel, the U.S. and Saudi Arabia have lost the Syrian War and the ramifications of that are immense. Because by losing this war the U.S. has been revealed as a paper tiger incapable of … Continue reading No Peace in Strengthening Iran Sanctions
If you've followed my work for the past year you know that my default position has been there is a potential Grand Bargain for Peace in the Middle East. From the moment President Trump first berated the Arabs in Riyidh last year on his first foreign trip for supporting terrorism, I've felt that the final outcome … Continue reading Grand Bargain Taking Shape? U.S. to Pull Out of al-Tanf
When watching the day-to-day ups and downs of politics it's important to keep all time frames in mind. Today the world is obsessed with Trump's regime change in Iran policy. But, will it matter in the end? No. The reason for this is that while in the short run the U.S. may get what it … Continue reading Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live -India, Turkey Iran and How the U.S. is Losing its Grip
The more I think about a Trump-Putin summit, the more I believe that it should focus on Syria. If reports this morning are true (which they likely are not), that Trump doesn't want to run in 2020 but would rather get the job done, whatever that means, in one term, then this is absolutely the … Continue reading Pre-Putin Summit Positioning? U.S. Leaves Syrian Rebels Out to Hang
I've told you that once you start down the Trade War path forever will it dominate your destiny. Well here we are. Trump slaps big tariffs on aluminum and steel in a bid to leverage Gary Cohn's ICE Wall plan to control the metals and oils futures markets. I'm not sure how much of this … Continue reading China’s Oil Trade Retaliation is Iran’s Gain
I have to say that as much as I don't like the direction Trump's foreign policy has gone, there are still plenty of moments of unbridled joy in watching the man work a crowd. His suggestion of allowing Russia back into the G-7 is one of those moments. Trump has a nearly preternatural way of … Continue reading G-6? 7? 8? How About the Gang That Can’t Shoot Straight?