Category: United States

Tell Us the Truth Mr. Trump

On January 21st of this year, Sean Spicer deliberately lied when discussing the audience present at President Trump’s inauguration. He claimed that it was, “the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe.”…

The Petrodollar Regime is Crumbling, but How Will the U.S. Economy React?

The global energy market is undergoing a rapid transformation in favour of unconventionally-sourced oil and renewables. With this transformation comes a change in relations between the globe’s largest oil consumer and the globe’s largest oil exporter, the United States (U.S.) and…

Tsunami Watch: Blue Wave Coming?

The ingredients for a rising wave were all there. The controversial Republican president’s approval rating sat at an abysmal 28%. As elections approached, a special election was declared for the early springtime in a district that had been Republican since the…

Speak Loudly And Carry A Bigger Stick: The Implications of Trump’s Escalation of the Syrian Conflict.

President Trump’s missile strike on a Syrian military base in Homs Province to punish the Assad regime for its latest criminal chemical weapons attack is a game-changer in the politics of the Syrian civil war.  The Tomahawk missile assault was…

Enough Hand Wringing: Solutions for the Gender Imbalance in Foreign Policy Circles

During the Congressional debate over the July 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the United States, Suzanne Maloney of the Brookings Institution noted that the number of women who provided U.S. policy testimony during the hearings was, ironically, very close…

Trump’s Attack on Government Funding of the Arts

President Trump announced his planned budget for the year 2018 to great fanfare a couple weeks ago. His cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency, foreign aid, and to non-defense discretionary spending overall were duly noted, as his $54 billion hike…

Donald Trump: Budget Cuts That Just Don’t Cut It

President Trump recently released his much-anticipated budget plan on March 16th, proposing sizable cuts that make even his Republican voters scratch their heads. It was no question that Trump’s proposed budget plan was going to reflect his rather controversial presidential…

The Deep and Dark Web of International Politics

The Internet is an ubiquitous entity. It dominates the lives and practices of many. The birth of the World Wide Web in 1989 marked an unprecedented expansion of information and communication, with a remarkable risk – reward ratio. Since the advent…