Tag Archives: Donald Trump

Spotlight on Trump, China, and the North Korean Nuclear Menace

Tomorrow’s meeting between President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will be a far-reaching event in shaping the administration’s policy objectives for the Asian region. A new Asian century is steadily taking shape. Examples of this can be seen in China’s attempt to assert regional dominance by projecting naval superiority, Japan upending decades of military […]

Carrot, Stick, or Smash! Sounds Like Foreign Policy To Me

The foreign policy of the United States is influenced by varying factors that precipitate the way it behaves in the international community. Various decision-making processes and institutions formulate policy that protects the independence and sovereignty of the country. Congress oversees the varying, and sometimes overlapping, institutions that shape the president’s framework in crafting grand strategy. […]

Truthiness, Fake News, and an Investigation of How We Think

In light of the current controversy over the CIA/FBI’s publicized intelligence assessment on Donald Trump’s links to Russian FSB operatives and the consequential hacking of the Democratic National Committee, I thought it would be of good measure to take a step back from the battle being waged between America’s vital democratic institutions (the Executive branch, […]

Transnational Corporatism: Multilateralism of the Future?

Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks give some detail into the framework of his strategic outlook. His governance style may be intentionally arbitrary, but his picks for top posts provide a glimpse into how he will use the power of the presidency. Trump’s Cabinet is set to be the wealthiest in modern American history with a combined […]

Neo-Nationalism or the Global Village

In the week since the election of Donald Trump, the dividing lines for future conflicts both domestic and global are becoming unabashedly acute. Pro-Trump America has outwardly expressed a visceral discontent with the growing inequality caused by globalization, but also a sharp rebuke of the cultural ethos of the liberal international order. An order that […]

Have Americans Vetoed the Vote?

Last night Americans voted their conscience. This was not an election about ideology, values, and policy. It was an election where the populist majoritarians of this country, i.e. apolitical Middle America and the white working class, were overcome with a feeling. A feeling of exuberance that a boorish billionaire will give them their country back, […]

The Fault Lines: Brexit, Globalization and Trump Nation

Last Thursday’s historic British referendum to exit the European Union will set the tone for how democratic societies can successfully calibrate the widening gap between progress and poverty. This is the first time the post-modern world has the ability to substantially redefine how international institutions can work to better reflect identity and notions of sovereignty […]

American (Un)Civil Society and the Next President

Money is identity and money is the glue to globalization. Nations divide as they fight over the goods. Today, the U.S faces political divide due to a battle over the framework of national identity. We see social cohesion breaking down as people fight over the ownership of national character. Shall we view the 2016 presidential […]

Mitt Romney, Donald Trump and the New Populism: Checkmate, Game Changer.

It has gotten this bad. A contested convention or a third party run? Whatever it may be, it is hard to shake the feeling that the fluidity of democracy is too much for the politicians to handle. Grassroots voters have proven too easy to manipulate (a la Trump) and now the established political class is […]

American Presidential Politics in Disarray: Greedy Capitalists and Evil Commies

The Presidential Election of 2016 has been quite a spectacle. If we can look past the theatrical antics, what you will really see is a country entering a very serious phase in its young lifespan. Its identity in the form of both micro (the American people) and macro (projection of power) underpins the current political […]