All posts filed under: Americas

Q&A: Trump and the NATO Summit

Question: The NATO summit was held in Brussels, the capital of Belgium and the capital of the European Union, on 11 and 12 /7/2018. It was attended by the American president and the leaders of the 29-member states of the alliance. The debate between them and Trump intensified and almost was confined to the issue […]

Sino-American Trade War is a Struggle for American Supremacy

Recently, China has accused the United States of starting the “biggest trade war in history”. The Trump administration’s 25% tariffs affect more than 800 Chinese products worth $34 billion such as industrial machinery, medical devices and auto parts [1]. Meanwhile, Beijing has promised to respond in kind.  Are we really looking at a large-scale trade […]

Trump’s Caging of Migrant Children Exemplifies the Inhumane Unconscionable Nature of America’s Nationalistic Democratic System

Under the American President’s vile ‘zero-tolerance’ immigration policy, around 2000 children, some as young as 4 or 5, of those classified as ‘illegal immigrants’, have been forcibly separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border over the past six weeks alone. They have been placed in wire mesh cages in detention centres, whose conditions have […]

Germany and France Warn that the Post-World War II Order No Longer Exists and that Trump’s Economic Nationalism could lead to War

US President Trump hit EU steel and aluminum with import tariffs at the start of June, and European Union countries unanimously backed a plan, on the 14th of June, to impose tariffs on $3.3 billion worth of U.S. products. The following day, Trump called French President Emmanuel Macron to push the European Union to negotiate […]

Democracy was Broken before Trump’s Backers Discovered the Power of Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent nearly 10 hours testifying at a US Congressional hearing this week. On the 10th of April the Senate questioned him, and on the 11th of April, the House of Representatives got their turn. Democrats complained about Facebook’s role in Trump’s election, while Republicans complained about Facebook being biased against them. […]

Hundreds of Diplomats are expelled in a New ‘Cold War’ after Putin’s Election as Russian President

Worsening US-Russia relations are “similar, to a large extent, to what we lived during the Cold War,” said the United Nations Chief Antonio Guterres on the 29th of March, after the US announced that it was expelling 60 Russian diplomats. The expulsions were claimed to be in response to the poisoning in the UK of […]

Trump’s Dismissal of his Secretary of State and its Impact on America’s Foreign Policy

President Trump dismissed his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, by a twitter message on the 13th of March and announced CIA director Mike Pompeo as his replacement. Then, just hours after Tillerson was fired, Steve Goldstein, the State Department’s undersecretary of public affairs was also fired by the White House for publicly contradicting the White […]

Can the Sons of the Ummah Exploit America’s Weakness and Return it to its Rightful Position?

A few years ago, it was extremely rare to find articles on America’s decline. Today, the fading of American power seems to be a popular topic. Headlines like “Is the United States in Decline?”, “America is in Warp-Speed Decline…”, “The Future: China’s Rise, America’s Decline”, and “America’s imperial decline may be best hope to save […]

Trump Second Year Promises Trade Wars, Nuclear Arms Race and Invasions Abroad

Trump in his State of the Union address promised to fix bad trade deals raising the prospect of protectionist policies amongst allies. He also pledged to upgrade America’s nuclear arsenal and instructed Mattis to keep the detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay open [1]. However, Trump devoted a great deal of his speech in painting North […]

One Year into Trump’s Presidency: Triumph or Failure?

Americans are divided, and on the first anniversary of Donald Trump’s presidency, the US government was officially shutdown because of failure to agree a new budget with Congress, which means that 750,000 government employees will stay at home without pay. Trump called himself the great dealmaker, who would ‘make America great again’, and now after […]

President Trump – One Year On

On the anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration, it was only fitting the US government remained closed as Congress could not agree on a funding bill. President Trump’s approval ratings remain well below most of the presidents who came before him on their first anniversary. A recent Gallup poll put global approval of US leadership at […]

Are Meltdown and Spectre Bugs Part of a Cover up Operation?

Recently researchers revealed that two security flaws, dubbed Meltdown and Spectre, impact billions of devices globally. The flaws enable hackers to steal passwords and other sensitive user data from almost any device employing Intel, AMD and Arm chips [1]. Intel’s involvement raises awkward questions about whether this was a design flaw or a disturbing ploy […]

The New US National Security Strategy – “a corpse going to the grave”

The US vision of its place in the world has changed since Obama’s administration published the previous US National Security Strategy in 2015. The US seemed confident two years ago of its leadership in the world: “The United States is stronger and better positioned to seize the opportunities of a still new century and safeguard […]

US Congressman Vows that Trump will be Impeached “before Christmas”

The challenges to President Trump’s leadership never stop growing and articles of impeachment against him have been drawn. Impeachment is a power given by Article II, Section 4 of the United States Constitution, which states, “The President, Vice-President, and all civil Officers of the United States shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and […]

America is Abandoning its 3.4 Million Citizens in Puerto Rico after two Devastating Hurricanes because they did not Vote for Trump

According to CNN reporting on the 12th of October, “President Donald Trump slammed Puerto Rico on Thursday, saying its power grid and infrastructure were a “disaster” before two hurricanes hit last month and he threatened to pull federal emergency management workers from the storm-ravaged island”. Trump’s remarks are the latest in a series of disparaging […]

Trump Calls for Shooting Muslim ‘Terrorists’ with Bullets Dipped in Pigs’ Blood

The US has a long and ugly colonial history, but while most US politicians try to cover the crimes of colonialism, the current US president boasts about them proudly. Following the recent terror attack that killed 13 people in Barcelona, Spain, Trump tweeted: “Study what General Pershing of the United States did to terrorists when […]