Background papers

US Tariff Wars: World Trade on the Brink

Earlier this year, the US announced 25% tariffs on Steel and 10% tariffs on aluminum from the EU; they also announced similar tariffs on products coming from Canada, Mexico, China and other countries. In retaliation, most countries including the EU has imposed reciprocal tariffs hitting steel, aluminum, agricultural crops, manufactured good, tobacco and alcohol.  Until… Continue reading US Tariff Wars: World Trade on the Brink

Background papers, Political Commentary

The EU Needs a Considered Security Legal Refugee/Asylum Seeker Screening methodology not “Stop Soros”

In contrast to my last analysis  of Hungry's regressive "Stop Soros" law, I do believe that over all these years of refugee influx, the huge secretariat sitting in the EU and its various organizations should have developed a consulted, considered security screening framework to sort out applicant refugees. After all Europe cannot absorb unfettered immigration.… Continue reading The EU Needs a Considered Security Legal Refugee/Asylum Seeker Screening methodology not “Stop Soros”

International Law, Political Commentary

Hungary’s “Stop Soros” Law a Definitive Challenge to EU Human Rights Charter

When Hitler started his rant on the MASTER-RACE, most European leaders stuck their heads in the sand and did not react as vociferously as they should have; they chose the road of appeasement. Today Hungary is feeding into a megalomaniac's distorted view of the refugee influx into Europe, a man who has been able to… Continue reading Hungary’s “Stop Soros” Law a Definitive Challenge to EU Human Rights Charter

International Law, Political Commentary

Foreign Policy Implications of US’ Withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Commission

It is not as simple as just removing yourself from the UN Human Rights Commission, particularly if you are the USA. The US is the bastion and the main proponent of all human rights and human rights provided a soft policy building blocks for all US foreign policy for near to 70 years. Why withdraw… Continue reading Foreign Policy Implications of US’ Withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Commission

Background papers, Political Commentary

The Singapore Summit: Motives, Objectives and Informal Agreements

A lot of commentary has gone in to analyzing and directing who was and who was not at the summit and what POTUS 45 and Chairman Kim did or did not say. Very little analysis has been presented about how this very complicated summit was actually able to happen; who made it happen; and the… Continue reading The Singapore Summit: Motives, Objectives and Informal Agreements

Background papers, Political Commentary

Trump’s Foreign Policy: Shifting 70 years old World Order

It is remarkable that the 45th POTUS has been able to meet with Kim Jong-Un without any allies present, without China in the room and most importantly, without undue obstructionism from US Congress and the Democrats. This would never have been possible for President Obama and there are clear reasons why. This is the second… Continue reading Trump’s Foreign Policy: Shifting 70 years old World Order

International Law, Political Commentary

Syria: Ingenuine Motives Behind USA, UK and France Willingness to Adopt Military Response

Motivated by failure nationally on key policy issues, each of the leaders of the P3 are looking for an effective distraction. A central consideration for DT is to show that he is a commander-in-chief and able to make war like the best of them. The midterm elections are around the corner and recent congressional races have clearly pointed to the dangers of losing base voters.