Posts Tagged ‘policy’

No more ‘special treatment’? Trump announces end to Hong Kong policy exemptions & sanctions for national security law backers

Trump announced plans to strip Hong Kong of the trade and diplomatic perks it previously enjoyed as a partially-autonomous territory during a press conference on Friday, blaming China’s passage of the national security bill earlier this week. “They broke their word on ensuring the autonomy of Hong Kong,” he declared. Also on rt.com Chinese parliament […]

Russia slams ‘dangerous’ US foreign policy moves on Iran, treaties

Russia said on Thursday the United States was acting in a dangerous and unpredictable way, after Washington withdrew from a key military treaty and moved to ramp up pressure on Iran. Foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova made the comments after Washington announced it would end sanctions waivers for nations that remain in a nuclear accord […]

EU Foreign Policy Chief Calls for Rapprochement with Russia and End of “American-led System”

A significant change in the global balance of power may be in the offing if we are to believe declarations made by EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell while addressing a group of German ambassadors on Monday in Brussels. Borell reportedly “created a diplomatic headache” when he called for the end of the “American-led system” […]

EU "far away" from Israel sanctions, says foreign policy chief

Ali Abunimah Power Suits 18 May 2020 I appeared on Al Jazeera English to talk about Israel’s new government which was sworn in on Sunday, after three general elections and more than a year of political stalemate. It is headed by Likud Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz, the leader of the Blue and […]

German Foreign Policy Is a CIA Front

On March 30 Germany declared the important Lebanese political group, Hezbollah, to be a “terrorist” organization and banned it from German soil. By doing so it gratuitously increased the tension in the eastern Mediterranean and exposed Berlin’s lack of credibility on the world stage. Is it really in Germany’s interest to destabilize a region that […]

Initial Reflections On ‘Debt Jubilee’, MMT, And Limits Of Monetary Policy

Initial Reflections On ‘Debt Jubilee’, MMT, And Limits Of Monetary Policy Above photo: End the Fed rally in San Francisco. One of the readers of this blog recently asked me my views on topics such as the call by some left economists for a general debt forgiveness (Debt Jubilee), on Modern Money Theory (MMT or […]

Trudeau Rolls Out His Trumpian COVID-19 Latin America Policy

On May 4, Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne tweeted: . . . . Firstly, let us look at the COVID-19 issue. Under the auspices of Canada, the countries of Peru, Colombia and Brazil are evaluating the impact of the pandemic on the Americas.  As a corollary, the Trudeau Government claims, the impact on Venezuela must […]

WHO Flip-Flops, Now Endorses Sweden’s No Lockdown Policy

The World Health Organization has flip-flopped on coronavirus once again after it appeared to endorse Sweden’s policy of not implementing a full lockdown. Sweden chose not to enforce a full lockdown, keeping many parts of its economy open, keeping children in school and advising voluntary social distancing measures as well as encouraging vulnerable people to […]

W.H.O. Endorses Sweden’s Relaxed Lockdown Policy

The World Health Organization has changed its tune on coronavirus once again after it appeared to endorse Sweden’s relaxed lockdown policy. Sweden chose not to enforce a full draconian lockdown, keeping many parts of its economy open, allowing children to continue attending school and advising voluntary social distancing measures. Despite pressure and criticism from other […]

Yuval Harari: Pandemic policy will influence world politics, economy for decades

During a recent phone interview, Yuval Noah Harari said he was spending his days at home, with his husband. For other internationally bestselling writers and speakers (and the rest of us, too) that might imply a dip in productivity brought about by the coronavirus outbreak. In Harari’s case, however, his home, located on a small […]

What would a Biden administration foreign policy look like?

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden has a long foreign policy track record and very little of it is impressive. Mondoweiss spoke with Jacobin staff writer Branko Marcetic about Biden’s past votes, devotion to Israel, disagreements with Obama, and how a Biden foreign policy would look compared to Trump’s. Yesterday’s Man: The Case Against Joe Biden […]

Israel lobby ‘killed’ rational U.S. policy, and turned Israel to the right — Lustick

Ian Lustick has an important book out, “Paradigm Lost,” calling for policymakers to give up the “false belief” in the two-state solution and acknowledge the struggle for equal rights in a one-state reality. He spoke at the Middle East Institute last December and I caught up with the videos during isolation this week. (Part 1 […]

US far-right extremists are now calling social distancing a Nazi policy

WASHINGTON — The coronavirus pandemic has caused hundreds of thousands of deaths worldwide. It has devastated the global economy, resulting in millions of job losses. And now, American Jewish leaders fear, it is being used as an instrument to spread another virus: anti-Semitism. Rebelling against shelter-in-place directives to flatten the curve of COVID-19’s infection rate, […]

Robert F Kennedy Jr: How Did Bill Gates ‘Land the Job of Dictating World Health Policy With No Election?’

The world’s second richest man Bill Gates “landed the job of dictating world health policy with no election, no appointment, no oversight and no accountability” says Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who is demanding to know how and why this happened, adding “Does anybody else think this is creepy?“ Kennedy Jr.’s probing questions regarding Bill Gates […]

Ticketmaster Changes It’s Policy So You Can’t Get a Refund for Those Tickets You Bought

(TMU) — Ticketmaster, a company that has long been notorious for its predatory business practices, is coming under fire yet again, this time for changing its policy regarding refunds as the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic shuts down events all over the world. Many Ticketmaster customers who are now unemployed as a result of the lockdowns are looking […]

Exclusive/Pakistan: GWOT, the Positive Effects on Policy Transformation

                                          By Sajjad Shaukat for Veterans Today Owing to its fragile economy, after the 9/11 tragedy, Pakistan joined the US-led Global War on Terror (GWoT) and was granted the status of non-NATO ally by America due the early successes, achieved by Pakistan’s Army and country’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) against the Al-Qaeda militants. But, when the […]

Crisis Exposes Devastating Consequences of Fed Policy: Americans Have No Savings

By Jp Cortez Two weeks ago, during a March 17 address to the nation in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, President Donald Trump asked that Americans work from home, postpone unnecessary travel, and limit social gatherings to no more than 10 people. And last week, on March 27, Trump signed a stimulus package of over […]

Biden’s Foreign Policy Team Hints at War with China, Conflict with Russia

After closely conversing with senior foreign policy experts on Joe Biden’s team, Thomas Wright, Director of the Center on the United States and Europe for the influential think-tank the Brookings Institute, penned an unintentionally hair-raising article on what a Biden presidency would look like for the rest of the world. He explains to his elite […]

Trader: "Markets Want Proof, Not Promises" Of ‘Substantial’ Policy Relief

Authored by Richard Breslow via Bloomberg, It is certainly safe to say it has been a day of low-conviction trading. Which certainly hasn’t meant small ranges. No wonder the CME is raising the margin requirements on some of its products. The day has a certain feeling of randomness. Which is odd, because it has become […]

Will Policy of Destabilizing Latin American Countries Help Trump to be Re-Elected?

As the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election campaign heats up, there is every chance that Donald Trump can become a one-term president as the popularity of Bernie Sanders increases despite the sabotage within his own Democrat Party against him. There still remains a strong possibility that Sanders can become the next president sitting in the White […]

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