U.S. President Donald Trump speaks by phone with Russia's President Vladimir Putin in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S. January 28, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
It’s tempting to dismiss Trump’s election as a bizarre aberration of the digital age—a triumph of celebrity over reason. But it’s also clear that Trump succeeded because he appealed to voters on issues long ignored by the mainstream.
The dominant factor underlying Trump’s win is that the US economy is oversupplied with unskilled and semi-skilled labour. Too simplistic? Perhaps. But the core tenets of Trump’s economic agenda—infrastructure spending, trade protection, resurrection of labour-intensive manufacturing, immigration cuts and business tax relief—are all focused on closing the gap between the supply and demand for labour.
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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 24, 2017
The scourge of terrorism must be tackled at its roots -- South China Morning Post
London attack: Terrorism expert explains three threats of jihadism in the West -- Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens, AP
There's something missing from our counter-terrorism debate -- Stephen Bush, New Statesman
Arab Spring: Where are the leaders now? -- AFP
Why Erdogan Seeks to Provoke European Leaders -- Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg
The Russia-Israel Relationship Is Perfect Realpolitik -- Nikolay Pakhomov, National Interest
Has Moscow Found Its New Gadhafi in Libya? -- Dmitriy Frolovskiy, RCW
Russia May Have Taken Advantage of Attention on London to Ignite Violence in Ukraine -- Nolan Peterson, Daily Signal
Estonia's lessons for fighting Russian disinformation -- Aliya Sternstein, CSM
How le Pen might win a runoff against macron -- Kevin Lees, Suffragio
German Nukes: The Phantom Menace -- Hans Rühle & Michael Rühle, RCD
The biggest risk to the Fed and European Central Bank -- Paul Wallace, Reuters
A Closer Europe Is a Better Europe -- Stijn Hoorens, US News and World Report
As the European Union turns 60, it starts to feel its age -- Kim Hjelmgaard , USA TODAY
Europe at 60: Can Europe be saved? -- The Economist