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by Graham E. Fuller* — The very words hit the ear as a shock; the mind is not ready for it. And that is exactly the problem. We could not see it coming. Among other things this tawdry and interminable election represents a massive American intelligence failure. Not failure of …

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US Iran deal foes sharpen their knives

THE LEVANT NEWS – Advocates of the nuclear deal with Iran are convinced the pact is in mortal danger following Republican Donald Trump’s upset victory in the presidential election. Deal skeptics on Capitol Hill have already prepared a raft of bills that have a far better chance of making it …

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Think Big: Make It Happen in Business and Life

By Donald J. Trump and Bill Zanker — Donald J. Trump is an icon: the very definition of the American success story. Republican Presidential candidate, reality-television star, and developer of some of the planet’s most prestigious real estate, he’s also become one of the world’s wealthiest men. Trump is a …

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World in shock as Trump surges to victory in U.S.

By Noah Barkin for Reuters |BERLIN |Governments from Asia to Europe reacted with stunned disbelief on Wednesday to the victory of Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election, while populists hailed the result as a triumph of the people over a failed political establishment. German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen, an …

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Trump triumphs over Clinton in stunning White House upset

By Steve Holland and John Whitesides for Reuters —  Republican Donald Trump stunned the world by defeating heavily favored Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s presidential election, ending eight years of Democratic rule and sending the United States on a new, uncertain path. A wealthy real-estate developer and former reality TV host, Trump …

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Trump, Clinton run close in Ohio, Florida and elsewhere

By Amanda Becker and John Whitesides for Reuters — Republican Donald Trump held slight leads in the vital battleground states of Florida, Virginia and Ohio on Tuesday, clinging to a narrow advantage over Democrat Hillary Clinton in key states that could decide their race for the White House. With voting completed in …

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Long lines, raised voices, one Trump lawsuit on U.S. election day

By Andy Sullivan for Reuters| WASHINGTON Voters reported long lines, malfunctioning equipment, and isolated cases of harassment at polling places in Tuesday’s U.S. presidential election as fears of bigger problems did not appear to be materializing. Civil rights groups said they were receiving complaints about intimidating behavior at voting sites in …

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Hillary Clinton: Wall Street’s favorite enemy

By Amanda Becker  for REUTERS| WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton began her presidential campaign by promising to do what it takes to rein in Wall Street. Boosted by Wall Street’s toughest critics, U.S. senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic candidate has declared “the deck is still stacked in favor of …

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Western powers meet Libyan PM over political standoff

The Levant News — The U.S., British and Italian foreign ministers began talks with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Seraj on Monday to tackle a political standoff preventing Tripoli’s U.N.-brokered unity government from expanding its authority outside the capital. Seraj and his two deputies met British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, U.S. …

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Syria—what cost “victory?”

by Graham E. Fuller* — A deep contradiction lies at the heart of US policy towards the present horrifying conflict in Syria. Which is better? To now reluctantly accept continuation of Bashar al-Asad in power in Damascus for the foreseeable future, thereby hastening the end of the war and the …

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Top 10 Western lies about Syrian conflict

By Neil Clark for RT – Neil Clark is a journalist, writer, broadcaster and blogger. He has written for many newspapers and magazines in the UK and other countries including The Guardian, Morning Star, Daily and Sunday Express, Mail on Sunday, Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, New Statesman, The Spectator, The …

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Democracy, the “Great Debates,” and China

by Graham E. Fuller — The “Great Debates” between candidates Clinton and Trump encapsulate what is wrong with the US political process. There’s been little substance; it’s all about personalities and sound-bytes and gotcha. Never mind the grand issues of our time and how they should be handled—income inequality, corporate …

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Europeans Don’t Trust Foreign Military Bases

The Levant News – According to a Sputnik.Polls survey, Europeans would not trust a foreign military base located in their countries to protect their national security. Only four percent of Germans and five per cent of Italians believe that foreign military bases would defend their countries better than their own …

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What is Eurasianism?

The Levant News — by Graham E. Fuller — You might recall the term “Eurasia” from high school geography classes. The term isn’t used much any more in political discussions in the West, but it should be. That is where the most serious geopolitical action is going to be taking …

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Globalization: Made in the USA

By Gary A. Grappo — First published in Fair Observer — Visiting Senior Scholar at Center for Global & Area Studies, University of Wyoming Globalization has become bad word of late. It has been the punch line for the “Leave” supporters of Brexit, a campaign platform—if indeed he has such …

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