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02/03/2017 Article

What US Foreign policy? Actually, Trump’s Domestic Policy is his Foreign Policy

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Trump’s Embattled ‘Revolution’ Alastair Crooke, Consortium News, 25 February 2017 Pat Buchanan – perhaps the US politician with the greatest feel (as a thrice-times former

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19/01/2017 Article

Where we are, (at least for now… )

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Alastair Crooke, Comment, Conflicts Forum, 6 January 2017 Professor Peter Mair, not so long ago, wrote a book entitled Ruling the Void. The void was the empty

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19/01/2017 Article

The March of the Businessmen Dealmakers …

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Alastair Crooke, Comment, Conflicts Forum, 23 Dec 2016 Seemingly long ago, (as far back as 2000), when Mr Tump first toyed with running for President,

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19/01/2017 Article

Politicized Intelligence Kneecapping Trump

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Alastair Crooke, Consortium News, 16 Dec 2016 https://consortiumnews.com/2016/12/16/politicized-intelligence-kneecapping-trump/ It is not difficult to understand the dynamics of the recent US Presidential election. These same dynamics

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19/01/2017 Article

US Foreign Policy: Paradigm Change and its Antagonisms

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Comment, Conflicts Forum, 25 Nov 2016 America is entering a period of internal political warfare. If leading the country was difficult before (due to dissent within the Obama

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19/01/2017 Article

Deciphering Steve Bannon’s (Global) ‘Revolution’

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Comment, Conflicts Forum, 25 Nov 2016 Recently, a 2014 video presentation with the enigmatic figure behind the Trump throne – Steve Bannon, the purveyor of

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19/01/2017 Article

Obstacles to Trump’s ‘Growth’ Plans

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Alastair Crooke, Consortium News, 21 Nov 2016 https://consortiumnews.com/2016/11/21/obstacles-to-trumps-growth-plans/ We are plainly at a pivotal moment. President-Elect Trump wants to make dramatic changes in his nation’s course. His

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