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Global Stocks, Futures Slide On US Protectionism Worries Following Trump Travel Chaos

European, Asian stocks and S&P futures all drop after traders were left with a sour taste from the potential fallout of Donald Trump’s order halting some immigration and ahead of central bank decisions from the U.S. and Japan.  Markets in Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam are all shut due to the Lunar New Year public holiday.

Visualizing The Global Weapons Trade

An oversimplication, to be sure – but these visualizations hint at the broader tensions that have recently surfaced to the forefront of geopolitical discourse.

Which Countries Host (And Send) The Most Migrants?

As President Trump's executive orders ripple through the spin and propaganda strata of social- and mainstream-media channels, we thought a look at who the biggest 'givers' and 'receivers' of immigrants are in the world...

When The Rich Become Preppers, It's Time To Worry

The message here is clear enough: The wealthy have caught onto the idea that the probability of a major social disruption is high enough to merit serious action. Prepping is now becoming “a thing.”

War Gaming - Part 2: Cyberwarfare & Disinformation

We will examine American hegemony from a foreign nation’s perspective. In other words, if a nation wanted to attack the U.S. to either replace the U.S. as global superpower or to create conditions that would allow it to act freely to establish regional hegemony, how would this be accomplished?

Paul Craig Roberts On "The Demise Of The Left"

The European and American left, which traditionally stood for the working class and peace (bread and peace) no longer exists. The cause championed by those who pretend to be the “left” of today is identity politics.  The “left” no longer champions the working class, which the “left” dismisses as “Trump deplorables,” consisting of “racist, misogynist, homophobic, gun nuts.” Instead, the “left” champions alleged victimized and marginalized groups - blacks, homosexuals, women and the transgendered.

Why Barclays Downgraded Apple

In an unexpected breach from the herd of sellside optimism, this morning Barclays downgraded Apple to Equal Weight from Overweight, putting some pressure on the stock which was down modestly in the premarket. This is what Barclays said to justify its contrarian view on the world's largest company.

Trump’s Inauguration: A Typical Norwegian Response To A Historical Event

Instead of being happy for America on our historic day, The Norwegian “America Experts” (Nettavisen in Norwegian) blasted him as fierce and divisive. VG, the leading Norwegian paper referred to the speech as dark. Nowhere, in their analysis, was a counter-thesis, offering the underlying reasons for Trump’s statements. No acknowledgment of our decline over the past generation, despite the technological gain and offshoring.