Tag: trade war

What are the Prospects for a US War with China?

Maximilian C. Forte , February 10th, 2019


Was Barack Obama’s “pivot to Asia” the signal for a coming US war on China? Is the current clash between the US and China a confrontation between an…


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Review of 2018, Part 4 (October–December): Nationalism, Deglobalization, plus the US exit from Syria

Maximilian C. Forte , December 23rd, 2018


OCTOBER Where US–Canada relations were concerned, as well as Trump’s trade strategy, NAFTA was the leading event opening the month of October. The US–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) On Monday,…


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Review of 2018, Part 3 (July–September): The Trade War plus Cold War II

Maximilian C. Forte , December 22nd, 2018


JULY June was a month so heavily saturated with key turning point events, that it seemed like the longest month of the year—but then July came. Already, on…


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Review of 2018, Part 2 (April–June): Dealing in Danger and Diplomacy

Maximilian C. Forte , December 21st, 2018


APRIL The Trade War Begins? April continued many of the same themes from March, beginning with the apparent start of a trade war between China and the US…


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Review of 2018, Part 1 (January–March): Unloading the American Empire

Maximilian C. Forte , December 21st, 2018


In memory of James Laxer, n. December 22, 1941, d. February 23, 2018, prolific author, and an inspiration to all Canadian academics to think for ourselves. JANUARY A…


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The Helsinki Summit: Trying to Turn the Page on the New Cold War

Maximilian C. Forte , July 17th, 2018


Finally, on Monday, July 16, 2018, the Helsinki Summit bringing together Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump took place, despite shrill demands that it be…


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The Trade War is Here: Some of the New “Facts of Life”

Maximilian C. Forte , July 2nd, 2018


In Madeleine Albright’s new book, dramatically titled Fascism: A Warning, she slams the anti-globalization crowd, claiming yet again that globalization is here to stay—it’s a “fact of life…


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Better Off Without NAFTA, Part 1: Introduction—the US, Trump, and Facts and Fictions about Winners and Losers

Maximilian C. Forte , June 7th, 2018


Canada, Mexico, and the US: we could argue that any one of these nation-states “lost” because of NAFTA while the others “won”. That is Donald Trump’s position: that…


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Trade War and the Nationalist Exchange: Trudeau Trails Trump

Maximilian C. Forte , June 1st, 2018


“These tariffs are totally unacceptable. For 150 years, Canada has been America’s most steadfast ally. Canadians have served alongside Americans in two world wars and in Korea. From…


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