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America: The Dictatress Of The World

"No one can seriously deny that Adams has been proven correct - that America - or, more correctly, the US government - has become the dictatress of the world..."

Russia Accuses U.S. Of "Pretending To Fight ISIS"

If the US coalition is indeed allowing ISIS in Iraq to "escape" into eastern Syria, it constitutes a clear continuation of the Obama era policy of "watching" and "managing" Daesh (in John Kerry's words) in order to put pressure on Assad and Iran.

Frontrunning: October 4

  • Spanish tensions bar Europe from global stocks party (Reuters)
  • Catalonia to move to declare independence from Spain on Monday (Reuters)
  • Catalan Police Chief Investigated For Sedition (TSR)
  • Trump Suggests Puerto Rico’s Debt May Need to Be ‘Wiped Out’ (BBG)
  • Trump Heads to Las Vegas After Shooting Reignites Gun Debate (BBG)

Pax Syriana: Neither Vanquished, Nor All-Conquering

Why have Western analysts gotten everything so wrong on Syria? It is worth lingering over Henry Kissinger’s famous words, "you can't make war in the Middle East without Egypt and you can't make peace without Syria."

US To Restrict Russian Military Flights Over American Territory

The US is preparing to announce restrictions to Russian military flights over American territory under the Treaty on Open Skies in the latest sign of strain in U.S.-Russia relations: "Open Skies is part of a gradual breakdown in relations."

Frontrunning: September 21

  • Mark Zuckerberg’s Political Awakening (BBG)
  • Bank of Japan Sticks With Easy-Money Settings (WSJ)
  • Bank of Japan board member demands more stimulus (FT)
  • S&P downgrades China, says rising debt is stoking economic, financial risks (Reuters)
  • Boston’s Fate Lies With a Zombie Hurricane as Maria Moves North (BBG)