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May 10, 2018

Item 12 – May 2018

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RESETTING THE NORMS FOR INTERNATIONAL DEAL-MAKING… (…by threats of economic blunderbuss blasts and corrosive quick-lime invectives for emphasis) President Trump’s executive order to withdraw from the Iranian nuclear deal has reset the norms for international deal-making. Rather than applying conventional

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April 30, 2018

Item 7 – Apr 2018

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MOVING EVER CLOSER TO A FUTURE WORLD CALLED RUSSINIA (as the unintended consequence of present-day actions) The current punitive diplomatic and trade imbroglios with Russia and China are further evidence that the structure of the post-WWII world order, established to

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April 30, 2018

Item 6 – Apr 2018

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A PARTIAL LIST OF PROFILES… (…of some key international players from today’s news headlines) We should never believe that the subject of -international affairs- is either dull or un-intriguing. Far from it because it seems to be a never-ending soap

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CLOSING OUT ANOTHER…ANNO HORRIBILIS… (and hoping that this next one will be slightly less so…) Not much we can say about this past year of 2017 other than…we’re glad we’re able to be closing out another…anno horribilis…and hoping that this

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IT’S OFF TO ASIA WE GO… (hi…ho…hi…ho…to dealie-oh…it’s off to Asia we go…) Despite growing rumbles of more troubles to come from the investigation into his campaign’s connections with Russia’s meddling in the 2016 elections, the President is off on

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August 1, 2017

Vol. XII – Issue No. 68 – Aug 2017

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USING CALCULATED HISSY FITS… (…as a way to play hardball diplomacy…) He may be a new style oligarch and latter-day Czar of all the Russia’s, but Vladimir Putin still operates and retains the mindset and perspectives of a Soviet KGB

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August 1, 2017

Vol. XII – Issue No. 65 – Jul 2017

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IF YOU’RE UNCERTAIN ABOUT WHERE WE’RE HEADED… (that’s because right now…we’re nowhere) There doesn’t seem to be any kind of coherence with the Administration we have in Washington. Everything seems to be an ad hoc approach to governance. So, if

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July 20, 2017

Vol XII – Issue No. 64 – Jul 2017

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EVER MORE REVELATIONS… (…of possible Russian connections of the venal kind) The latest news disclosing the President’s young son’s positively responding to contacts initiated by Russian operatives, resembles a dripping faucet, which no plumber’s spin-work can fix. It’s just ever

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July 20, 2017

Vol. XII – Issue No. 63 – Jul 2017

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THE FRAGMENTING OF OUR INTERNATIONALIST MATRIX… (…by the acute eruptions of nationalistic fevers everywhere) Recent summit conferences with NATO, the G7, and the G20 countries clearly show that we have come to the end of an era, with the fragmenting

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June 22, 2017

Vol. XII – Issue No. 56 – Jun 2017

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INFRASTRUCTURE FOR OUR 21st CENTURY… (…has yet to become a reality because of myopia and lack of vision) President Trump’s pronouncements about his grand plans to refurbish and restore our national infrastructures…by spending billions on repairs to our roadways, bridges,

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