Category Archives: USA: Trump Administration

John Bolton at the Federalist Society, by John Bolton

I am here to make a major announcement on US policy toward the International Criminal Court, or ICC. After years of effort by self-styled "global governance" advocates, the ICC, a supranational tribunal that could supersede national sovereignties and directly prosecute individuals for alleged war crimes, was agreed to in 1998. For ICC proponents, this supranational, independent institution has always been critical to their efforts to overcome the perceived failures of nation-states, even (...)

Trump and NATO bureaucracy, by Thierry Meyssan

Contrary to mainstream thinking, the NATO summit did not set the United States against the other members of the Alliance, but President Trump against the intergovernmental senior administration. For Thierry Meyssan, the problem is not whether or not we appreciate the personality of the tenant of the White House, but whether we support him because he is the elected representative of his people, or if we prefer the system's bureaucrats.

Trump: Anti-WTO

President Donald Trump has called for a law to be drafted giving the US President full powers to establish all custom duties [1]. The aim of this draft, which has still not been discussed within the US Administration, is to pull the United States out of the World Trade Organization (WTO). According to Axios, the website that leaked the draft, it is improbable that Congress will be willing to grant more power to the (...)

Trump and NATO

During the G7 Summit at Charlesvoix, President Donald Trump declared that Nato was just as bad as the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) and too high maintenance for the United States . When campaigning for the US Presidency, Donald Trump referred to Nato as being “obsolete”. Just recently, the US State Department refused a special visa to a former Nato Secretary-General, the Spaniard Javier Solana. This was probably on account of his commitment in favour of the JCPoA with Iran. The (...)

Trump and NATO

During the G7 Summit at Charlesvoix, President Donald Trump declared that Nato was just as bad as the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) and too high maintenance for the United States . When campaigning for the US Presidency, Donald Trump referred to Nato as being “obsolete”. Just recently, the US State Department refused a special visa to a former Nato Secretary-General, the Spaniard Javier Solana. This was probably on account of his commitment in favour of the JCPoA with Iran. The (...)

What Donald Trump is preparing, by Thierry Meyssan

After having observed Donald Trump's historical references (the constitutional compromise of 1789, the examples of Andrew Jackson and Richard Nixon) and the way in which his partisans perceive his politics, Thierry Meyssan here analyses his anti-imperialist actions. The US President is not interested in taking a step back, but on the contrary, abandoning the interests of the transnational ruling class in order to develop the US national economy.

United States Fair and Reciprocal Tariff Act (Draft)

Draft SEC. 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the "United States Fair and Reciprocal Tariff Act". SEC. 2. FINDINGS. Congress finds the following: (l) The United States maintains an open market for goods, with relatively low tariffs, and has long encouraged trading partners, both bilaterally and in multilateral fora, to liberalize their markets; (2) The United States is the world's largest importer of goods; (3) Trading partners of the United States in many instances impose (...)

Trump challenges Nato’s anti-Russian activities

It would appear that the US National Security Adviser, John Bolton, presented to President Putin a draft agreement for the cessation of military manoeuvres on Nato's eastern flank. Under this draft, the Atlantic Alliance would stop organizing war drills in Poland and the Baltic States. In return, Russia would abstain from similar actions on the other side of the border, that is, on Russian territory. The US President, Donald Trump, is scheduled to meet his Russian homologue in Helsinki, (...)

What is Donald Trump’s position?, by Thierry Meyssan

Elected for his promises to change the paradigm, President Trump continues to astonish all those who take him for an idiot. Yet all he is doing is implementing the ideas that he developed during his electoral campaign, thus taking his place in a political tradition which, although long neglected, is solidly anchored in US history. Leaving aside the President's public relations communications, Thierry Meyssan analyses his acts as compared with his engagements.

Trump bombed Syria … to impress China

In an interview granted on 12 June in Singapore to the US presenter Sean Hannity, President Donald Trump talked about the first bombing that he ordered against Syria way back in April 2017. Trump recalled that when the Chinese President Xi Jinping was on a state visit to the US, he entertained him at Mar-a-Lago (Florida), Trump's well known private residence. Trump specified that at the end of the dinner, while pudding was being served, he announced to the Chinese leader that he planned (...)