Nationalism

China-India Conflict Is Far More Dangerous Than US-North Korea One

While the international media remains concerned to the point of being fixated on the US-DPRK (North Korea) stand-off, in terms of sheer firepower, the much more pressing stand-off between China and India holds the potential to be far more destructive.

The Secret History Of The Banking Crisis

"Accounts of the financial crisis leave out the story of the secretive deals between banks that kept the show on the road. How long can the system be propped up for?"

Imperial Folly Brings Russia And Germany Together

"..the US is at war with China and Russia (but not Trump, our President) and Germany is having second thoughts about being nuclear cannon fodder for the US...No one trusts this US Congress; it is considered a lunatic asylum."

Bernie Sanders Releases The "Teen Guide To Political Revolution"

"This is a generation that is prepared to think big and move this country in a very different direction [socialism?] than we have been traveling for years. It is especially prepared to reject the value system espoused by Donald Trump [capitalism?]..."

Russia's Real Endgame

"Russia’s Putin has never taken his eye off the ball. His ambition is not global hegemony or European conquest. Putin seeks what Russia has always sought: regional hegemony and a set of buffer states in eastern Europe and central Asia that can add to Russia’s strategic depth."

Japan's Shifting Power Alliances

The rise of nationalism in the U.S. will cause massive shifts in global trade alliances. One of the main beneficiaries will be Japan...

Why Wage Growth Will Remain Elusive

"Even if we rebuild factories here and you build plants here, they’re just not going to employ thousands of people — that just doesn’t happen.  Find a factory anywhere in the world built in the last 5 years - not many people work there.”

Of Russia Baiters And Putin Haters

"If America stumbles into a war with Russia that all our Cold War presidents avoided, the Russia baiters and Putin haters will be put in same circle of hell by history as the idiot war hawks of 1914 and the three blind men of Versailles in 1919."

India: Cash Is Back (But The Crisis Has Deepened)

"Big Brother has truly arrived – in India of all places. India’s government inter alia brazenly asserts that 'privacy is not a fundamental right'... [this] marks a fundamental shift in citizen-state relations: from ‘We the People’ to ‘We the Government’. If the rampant misuse of electronic surveillance powers and willful ignorance of the law by the state is any precedent, the future looks bleak..."

5 Maps That Explain The Modern Middle East

Nation-states are the defining feature of the modern political era. They give people a collective identity and a pride of place… even when their borders are artificially drawn, as they were in the Middle East. However, constantly in conflict with the notion of nationalism, especially in such a volatile region, are transnational issues.