Stratfor sees a weaker Russia than the superpower that Democrats fear

The Democrat's have gone hysterical about Russia power -- interfering in Syria, hacking America, and running the world. For an antidote see Stratfor report about Russia's problems, as it emerges from a deep recession to face serious economic and political problems. It is a boogeyman, not a superpower. Russia is global powerful only in his … Continue reading Stratfor sees a weaker Russia than the superpower that Democrats fear

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China builds a new world in which *it* is the great power

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Summary: US borrows trillions to wage war in foreign lands. China helps build other nations' transportation infrastructure to connect them for mutual trade. Which program will work better? Their secret advantage over America is seen in every day's news headlines. This is how great nations rise, reported by the NYT: "Behind China’s $1 Trillion Plan to Shake … Continue reading China builds a new world in which *it* is the great power

Chuck Spinney warns that we’re sleepwalking into a new arms race

Summary: One of the "an echo not a choice" aspects of the election was the war on Russia. Clinton's team was well-stocked with cheerleaders for restarting the cold war. Trump won, so we have an administration stocked with cheerleaders for restarting the cold war. McMaster as National Security Advisor completed the roster. Here Chuck Spinney describes … Continue reading Chuck Spinney warns that we’re sleepwalking into a new arms race