Liberal democracy had triumphed. Mankind had reached the final stage of socio-political evolution, with political and economic liberalism as the ultimate system for governing modern societies.
That triumphalist view, however, is now dead. Globalisation is in retreat. Nationalism, populism, nativism and religious [Read more]
[E]ven if impeachment proceedings were to be initiated, it must be made clear that the Trump administration has decided to use tariffs as a political weapon.
If, as Donald Trump has said, trade wars are good and easy to win, why is the US losing the wars it initiated and losing so bigly?
All things considered though, the economy is still the biggest arrow in the Trump quiver. If he can keep the issue front and centre, which isn’t easy, given the daily disruptions, the roaring economy will serve him well.
In his obsession to reduce the trade deficit, Trump is behaving so selfishly he is even willing to violate international rules.