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America Through Nazi Eyes

Omer Aziz Dissent
The most radical Nazis were the most aggressive champions of U.S. law. Where they found the U.S. example lacking, it was because they thought it was too harsh.

Standing By: Right-Wing Militia Groups and the US Election

Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project
In this joint report, ACLED and MilitiaWatch map militia activity across the United States and assess the risk of violence going into the 2020 election.

Why Trump Wants Sudan to Befriend Israel - Two Articles

Alex de Waal (BBC), Jason Burke and Oliver Holmes (The Guardian) BBC and The Guardian
With Sudan in desperate straits - a collapsing economy, hyperinflation looming and a nationwide food crisis - the administration of US President Donald Trump and the Israeli government have seen an opportunity. Palestinians call it a new stab in back

How Will the US Counter China?

Michael T Klare Le Monde diplomatique
Would a Joe Biden administration relieve pressure on China, with less antagonism? Though the rhetoric may be softened, the main thrust of US policy, to prevent Beijing from ever achieving international parity with Washington, is unlikely to change

U.S.- China Trade War

Zhiming Long, Zhixuan Feng, Bangxi li, Rémy Herrera Monthly Review
Has the Real "Thief" Finally Been Unmasked?

Why America’s Economic War on China is Failing

Vijay Prashad, John Ross CounterPunch
By attempting to reorient world trade away from China and to the United States, the U.S. is therefore attempting to lock other countries into subordination to its own very low growth instead of the much more rapidly growing economy of China.
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