Donald Trump is not the only one on trial

In contrast to his previous impeachment, the evidence of Trump’s misdeeds should now be obvious to everyone who has seen it in living color on cable television. We no longer have to...

Biden’s new America: Where do we go from here?

Democracy may be the best form of government we have, but there’s never a guarantee that the government it produces will be a good one. While it looks as though Joe Biden’s “Blue...

Does the Chauvin conviction signal a new era in the United States?

In the end, it took the jury just 10 hours to reach their decision. But while the verdict against Chauvin is encouraging, we still have a long way to go. The murder...

Michael Flynn’s pardon, echoes of Moscow, and time for a new start

Flynn’s case is particularly interesting. To begin with, there is the question of whether the pardon was really meant to save Flynn or, more likely, to save Trump from lingering suspicions that...

Biden Takes over

UPDATED 21 January, 2021 In contrast to past inaugurations, Biden’s ceremony was attended by only around 2,000 carefully selected guests all spaced out to maintain social distancing. Everyone...

Where do the Republicans go from here?

CPAC used to be a hangout for right-wing conservatives — the Republican Tea Party crowd. Not anymore. Conservatism has gone the way of the dodo. A cult of personality has taken its...

What If? A deeper look at America’s vice-presidential debate

Ironically, that was also the time allotted for a debate response. No one can remember what Pence said, but the fly was a smash success. It not only dominated social media, but...

Will the integrity of the U.S. supreme court die with Ginsburg?

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Both passions clearly surpassed any thoughts of self-interest or personal promotion. Her life story presents an especially sharp contrast to the narcissism of Donald Trump, who has made a toxic mixture of...

The U.S. Post Office: Trump’s attempted coup in slow motion – neither rain nor...

Trump’s strategy this time around appears to be based on the notion that poor voter turnout usually favours the incumbent. If Trump can keep people from voting, he just might manage to...

IRAN-USA: The Sound and the Fury – An outrage too far?

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LETTER FROM AMERICA: Welcome to the New World of Information Warfare

This article was first published in the Oct/Nov 2017 print and e-edition of Global Geneva magazine. THE ELECTION OF DONALD TRUMP as president of the United States appears to have been the result of a perfect political...

Off the Wall: Donald Trump’s Global Reset

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Just a few weeks into the Trump administration, most of Washington is exhausted. The most immediate impact on Geneva is likely to be felt at the United Nations.  Hints have circulated in Washington and...

Trump, International Geneva and the world

It’s not unusual for candidates to make outrageous promises in the heat of a campaign.  What distinguishes Donald Trump from previous candidates is his determination to actually deliver on those promises.  Trump campaigned on...

Has Trump Become an Unwitting Manchurian Candidate?

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False news and conspiracy theories are so rampant these days that it is hard to know what to believe, yet US intelligence authorities are now clearly convinced that Russia actively attempted to help Trump...

Tom’s Paine: Letter from America – The Present Copies the Past

From Brexit to ISIS to the rise of nationalism in Europe, not to mention Donald Trump and the chaotic recent American election campaign, it is easy to get the impression that the international order...