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The Sword of Sanctions Knows No Scabbard: America’s Endless War on Iran

Any U.S. shooting war with Iran will probably be escalation of the sanctions war, a war the US kicked off with the fall of the Shah in 1979, escalated to the United Nations in 2006, and will probably never bring to a conclusion. The Obama administration tried a sanctions limited cease-fire with the Iran nuclear […]

The Dance of the Five Powers on the Korean Peninsula

Arguably no Asian nation has suffered more in the modern era, or resisted more fiercely, than Korea.  Today it is still the battleground of empires, divided and beset by powerful outside forces. Five competing agendas intersect on the Korean peninsula: those of South Korea, North Korea, China, Japan, and the United States.  The United States, […]

TPP is Now Even Deader Than Ever Thanks to Trump

Donald Trump issued an executive order withdrawing the United States from the TPP on January 23.  He was predictably roasted by the libosphere, but not because Trump was cruelly dashing the cup of globalized prosperity from the lips of the thirsty American worker. Matt O’Brien, who styles himself the economic wonk at the Washington Post, […]

Newsbud Exclusive- Rex Tillerson Moves Up Date for China War!

Intentionally or Not Tillerson Has Put Down a Marker Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State, stirred up the South China Sea, along with China, Asia, and the entire globe with this statement: We have to send China a clear signal that the island building stops and second your access to those islands […]