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Last week, Trump doubled tariffs on Turkish metals imports, ostensibly because Erdogan is refusing to release an American missionary pastor from his Turkish cell. Erdogan remains intransigent and the Turkish lira has been dropping like a stone. Rather than attempt … Continue reading
The strong dollar has weighed on China and other emerging markets (EMs) this year, some of which are down by as much as 20%. The Turkish lira in particular is leading the way, plummeting in the last week, and is … Continue reading
Syria’s Assad hopes he can finally bring the now-seven year war in his country to a conclusion. The jihadist and ISIS factions have gathered in Idlib for one last stand, and Assad is ready to push them out. Substantial rumors … Continue reading
July 27, 2018 Apparently Trump’s tweet of July 22, aimed at Iran, to “NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER … Continue reading
The Russkies don’t like the White Helmets. Does that make the White Helmets good? Find out here.
The West says one thing about the purported chemical attack in Syria at Douma, but Syria and Russia say something else. They appear to be using different witnesses. It seems suspicious that the Western investigation (by the OPCW) is refusing … Continue reading