"...the White House - in particular National Security Advisor John Bolton - is less concerned with inspections than extracting the US from agreements that in any way restrain the use of American power, be it military or economic. "
"After 17 years of strategic mismanagement, the Trump administration is left only with bad options. Getting out of Afghanistan is inevitable. Given the current trends, we couldn’t stay even if we wished to do so..."
In the latest SLOOS, banks told the Fed they would interpret a curve inversion scenario "as signaling a less favorable or more uncertain economic outlook and as likely being followed by a deterioration in the quality of their existing loan portfolio."