From the diaries What I like to call “Trump Impeachment Syndrome” started as an epidemic among the Democratic Party fringe that began on Inauguration Day 2017. The epidemic then grew exponentially as a real political threat to the GOP. Now, “Trump Impeachment Syndrome” has morphed into an anti-impeachment, get-out-the-vote, motivational tool for Republican voters in the midterm election. What could be viewed as an unorthodox or even | Read More
Scott B. MacDonald
Economics, Middle East
Turkey appears to be heading for a major economic crisis, much of it of its own making.
Turkey is a pivotal country, located with one foot in Europe and the other in Asia. It borders the European Union countries of Greece and Bulgaria and shares its southern borders with civil war-torn Syria, the autonomous Kurdish region of Iraq, aspiring regional power Iran, Russian ally Armenia, and Georgia. Across the Black Sea is Russia, a traditional foe and now...
Telecommunication companies told not to deal with Chinese manufacturer, while US imposes fresh sanctions for illegal sale of sensitive technology
Britain’s cyber-security watchdog has warned telecommunications companies against dealing with the Chinese manufacturer ZTE, citing “potential risks” to national security.
The US commerce department has imposed a seven-year-ban on companies selling products and services to ZTE – which makes mobile phones and network equipment – alleging it failed to...