Two most significant metanarratives influencing events all across Africa are the US’ War on Terror and China’s One Belt One Road global vision of New Silk Road connectivity.
Neither Trump nor Kim backed down in paving the way for the intra-Korean talks, but that both have an interest in making it seem like their rival was the one who did.
McMaster’s hysterical claim seems to be part of a preemptive infowar designed to discredit Andres Manuel Lopez Obrabor’s potential victory just like the Clintons tried to do with Trump’s over the same issue of alleged “Russian interference”.
Trump’s “shithole” label is also very relevant in objectively describing parts of the US and the broader West as a whole, especially neglected inner-city areas with large minority populations.
Contemporary “democratic” ideology has come to constitute the core of military intelligence operations across the world in carrying out long-term offensive and defensive missions.
The U.S., along with the other Western powers, virtually abandoned the nations of Africa as soon as they had overthrown their colonial masters.
Trump’s willingness to pragmatically work with the hated “Swamp” in pushing through his domestic agenda for Bannon is akin to treason and selling out to the same enemy who Trump promised to topple after his election.
After Kosovo recognition in 2008 Moscow finally understood that the eternal nature of the Western politics toward Russia is framed by the ideas coming from Thomas Hobbes’ Leviathan.
What Pakistan has done is throw Trump’s tweet right back at him by using it as the internationally plausible pretext for initiating this long-planned move that was originally predicated on solely apolitical security-centric domestic interests.
Trump is a modern-day Machiavelli who doesn’t care about morals, ethics, and principles when it comes to advancing his country’s grand strategic interests on the world stage.
The US-backed Emirati reiteration of Arab Nationalism is clearly distinguishable in form from its original Egyptian one and is intended to make the “patriotic” case for essentially selling out the Palestinians on the basis of “resisting Turkish and Persian/Iranian imperialism”.
The Kraken is purposely destroying all remnants of the “old order” that he touches from NAFTA to the Jerusalem status quo in his epic quest to “Make America Great Again”.