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Wikileaks Releases Half A Million Diplomatic Cables From "Year Zero" Of The Modern Era

Coming on the sixth year anniversary of the infamous "Cablegate", when on this day in 2010 Wikileaks made global headlines when it unveiled classified cables sent to the US State Department, revealing assessments of countries and details of eavesdropping, this morning WikiLeaks released more than half a million US diplomatic cables from 1979, the year Assange dubbed "year zero" of our modern era.

The Obama Erasure: "He Came Bearing Hope, He Leaves Full Of Fear"

Whatever precise form Mr Trump’s administration takes, we know this: Mr Obama’s legacy will be purged. In many cases all it will take is the stroke of Mr Trump’s pen. The Obama erasure will go far deeper than undoing domestic laws, or foreign deals.

Geopolitical Overhaul: What Will A Post-Obama World Look Like?

Debt reduction and the visible reduction of what is seen internationally as overbearing statism in the U.S. economy will be critical to building back long-term U.S. global capabilities. The U.S. has not seen such an opportunity for strategic reversal since the Reagan Administration. But only if the incoming Administration adheres to the principles which won it the election, and avoids the compromises which the bureaucratic base of government will attempt to force on it to avoid disruption of the status quo.

All Aboard The Post-TPP World

Whatever the contours of Trump’s China/Asia foreign policy, Eurasian integration will proceed unabated. TPP – or NATO on trade, the Asian version - is just a scalp in a long and winding road. And on the South China Sea, dialogue is slowly edging out the confrontation fomented throughout the Obama administration.

Trump Names Former Political Opponent As UN Ambassador, Replacing Anti-Putin Samantha Power

In the first woman appointment to Trump's administration, South Carolina Govenor Nikki Haley has accepted the president-elect's offer to be his ambassador to the United Nations, NBC News reported this morning. If confirmed, Haley would succeed Samantha Power, who served as President Barack Obama's U.N. ambassador since 2013, and who has been the most vocal opponent of the Russian regime's overtures.

Major Foreign Policy Shift: Turkey Abandoning EU For SCO

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on November 20 that Turkey did not need to join the European Union "at all costs." Instead, it could become part of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), or Shanghai Pact.

Fear And Loathing Inside The Deep State

Everyone in the Deep State is threatened by the Trump Presidency. The Deep State understands that power, funding, ideological stratagems and domination of government, media, academia, think tanks and NGOs are in the ‘field of fight’. Drain the Swamp pertains to more than getting the corruption out of the system.