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]
Today in the West, there is a fateful meeting of the minds between indigenous fanatics and politicians who believe in ideas about the white race.
The world has heard the U.S. make many preposterous claims about human rights and religious issues as part of its box of tricks to interfere in the affairs of other countries.
Has the United States lost its initiative? Is it no longer able to lead the world?
America is fast becoming one of the most dangerous nations on earth
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]
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]
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]
As part of the recently unveiled peace plan in Bahrain, what can Senior White House Adviser Jared Kushner be realistically expected to deliver? Anyone familiar with the intricacies of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict knows full well that staking out a peace plan that only encompasses an economic component will hardly [Read more]
The unseemly spat between US President Donald Trump and former British ambassador Sir Kim Darroch is unprecedented in diplomatic circles. Ambassador Darroch has been quoted as saying in a confidential memo to London that the Trump administration is not "going to become substantially more normal; less dysfunctional; [Read more]