Discover What the World Thinks of U.S.


An Annual Ritual on the Global Stage

October 1, 2019 // The Jordan Times - Jordan - English

President Donald Trump kicked off the UN General Assembly (GA) debates in new York this year by lecturing countries about what they should and shouldn’t do, and of course bragging about the US’ might and its miracle economic boom. As expected, Trump attacked Iran and called it a threat to world peace. Trump is [Read more]

Impeachment-Haunted Presidency

October 1, 2019 // The Jordan Times - Jordan - English

Removal of Trump from office will have widespread repercussions. However, for many countries it would mean the end of the nightmare that is Trump’s presidency.

Central Banking’s Bankrupt Narrative

September 7, 2019 // The Jordan Times - Jordan - English

LOS ANGELES — Former US secretary of the Treasury Lawrence H. Summers and Anna Stansbury recently cast doubt on the future of central banking, suggesting that the prevailing monetary-policy framework is in dire need of a rethink. I agree, and have been calling for a reconsideration of “Old Keynesian economics” [Read more]

The Islamic State Must Never Be Allowed to Regroup

August 14, 2019 // The Jordan Times - Jordan - English

Five months after the last Daesh stronghold in Syria was overrun by US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), there are worrying signs that fighters belonging to the now-defunct, self-proclaimed caliphate are regrouping. The US envoy to the international coalition fighting Daesh, James Jeffrey, told reporters in [Read more]

Boris Johnson and the Triumph of Gullibility

July 28, 2019 // The Jordan Times - Jordan - English

US President Donald Trump has already proclaimed that Boris Johnson, Britain’s new prime minister, is popular because he is seen as “Britain Trump” (sic). After all, both politicians are widely seen as having a “populist” style. For cynics, this implies a willingness to tell blindingly obvious untruths if [Read more]

Women on Top in the World’s Democracies

July 28, 2019 // The Jordan Times - Jordan - English

US President Donald Trump’s recent declaration that four Democratic congresswomen of colour, Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, should “go back” to their countries was another reminder of his blatant racism and sexism. Three of them were born in the United States, and the [Read more]
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