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Trump: More Militarism and Isolation

March 3, 2018 // El Pais - Spain - Spanish

<i>Military spending and anti-immigration policies skyrocket in the 2019 U.S. budget</i> Donald Trump’s budget for 2019 confirms – if there remained any doubt – the most ominous omens over what the rest of his presidency has in store for us. There will be skyrocketing military spending, with a special focus [Read more]

A ‘Belligerent’ Trump Who Needs To Come Up With Enemies

March 15, 2017 // Il Sole 24 Ore - Italy - Italian

During the election campaign, Donald Trump had already announced a rearmament plan meant to bring the Pentagon’s budget back to levels reminiscent of the most violent years of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Under the slogan “Make America Great Again,” Trump promised to bolster defense. More specifically, this [Read more]

The White House, the Military and Trump’s New Priorities

March 14, 2017 // Corriere della Sera - Italy - Italian

<i>If Congress approves his request, the required amount will be collected by reducing federal spending on environmental protection against industrial abuse and on welfare programs yet to be determined.</i> In recent weeks, Donald Trump has chosen three generals for some of the most important posts in his [Read more]

The Puzzle of the Defense Budget in the US

April 2, 2015 // Les Échos - France - French

The United States Congress generally does not have a hard time agreeing on defense spending, largely because its members are convinced that increasing the funds of the Pentagon allows it to better answer to the challenges of safety. But The New York Times believes that this time, it's harder to come up with a general [Read more]

Russia, America and the Replay of McNamara’s Trap

December 2, 2014 // Al Jazeera - Qatar - Arabic

<b>A Trap for Russia or a Trap for Both?</b> The historical causes of the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the U.S.-led NATO Alliance lie in a 1949 disagreement over Germany’s future. The Soviets supported a unified Germany and the Western powers did not. Then at the beginning of the 1960s, with the crisis [Read more]