Tag Archives: United States

Bad News from the Global Oil Market

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Trump’s tweet-based badgering of the Saudis to increase production will not ease pressures resting on the global oil market. High time to do a reality check.

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Trump Role Models in History: Take Your Pick

Far from being a unique phenomenon, Trump actually shares striking characteristics with a host of historical figures.

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Why Trump Holds Such a Grudge Against Germany

It isn’t just about Angela Merkel or Trump’s general misogyny. The current U.S. President’s negative attitude toward Germany is rooted in his grandfather’s murky personal biography.

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Boys in a Thai Cave: The Positive Power of Globalism

The events near Chang Rai powerfully underscore that a “global community” very much exists – and that it can have very positive effects on the lives and well-being of people.

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Six Ways How Trump Gets Trade and Europe Wrong

What Europe earns by selling goods to the U.S., it spends on licensing fees for U.S. technology and on U.S. services. Nothing unfair here.

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A Rare Case: Trump Is Right

The German government should not need any exhortations from the U.S. President to raise its level of defense spending.

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Brothers in Power: Trump and Netanyahu

The Binyamin and Donald show threatens to undermine, perhaps irredeemably, the institutions of democracy in Israel and the United States.

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How Republicans Rule the US via the Supreme Court

Justice Kennedy’s retirement will only worsen the trend of the U.S. Supreme Court serving as a political wing of the Republican Party.

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How Trump Should Think About China

As China’s example shows, a country needs to invest in its future prosperity. Tariffs and tax cuts are no way to get there.

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Nine Time Zones: A Trace of American Empire?

How the United States ended up with one of the highest numbers of time zones for a single country.

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