Following an unprecedented string of victories where Bernie Sanders effectively won the first three Democratic party primaries he is now the clear frontrunner to win the nomination. As a result, someone who describes himself as a socialist is already up against the wrath of the billionaire class who dominate US politics, including the Democratic party itself.
The assassination of Iranian General Soleimani, on Iraqi territory, by the US government has created the threat of a new and devastating war in the Middle East.
A recent report on climate change from the US military argues that the impact of climate change would require military interventions at home in the US and abroad that would be too great for the US military to cope with.
US President Trump’s policy in the Persian Gulf is clearly failing. The drones that halved Saudi Arabia’s oil production capacity highlighted the fact that his key ally can neither win the war in Yemen, nor defend itself.
US President Donald Trump is continuing his faltering campaign against the Iranian people. Having pulled back from a direct military attack on 21 June, he clearly feels the need for new tactics.
US share markets rose sharply on news of the announcement that Presidents Xi and Trump would meet at the G20 summit – as the Financial Times simply summarised it ‘Trump plan to meet Xi on trade sends US equities sharply higher’.