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Crude oil slump, as Trump threatens further China tariffs

Oil prices slumped, on Monday, with Brent crude futures recording $69.78 per barrel, down $1.07, following the United States President Donald Trump’s announcement that he would sharply raise tariffs on Chinese goods this week, risking the derailment of trade talks between the two largest economies. On Sunday, Trump wrote on Twitter account that, “For 10 …

Mohamed Samir

President Donald Trump’s ‘Magical Realism’

It is possible that President Donald Trump never suspected this, but among his many, yet never-acknowledged, talents is that of being a novelist. A novelist in the Latin American tradition of magic, or ‘magical realism.’ Magical realism is a style of fiction writing that combines a realistic view of the modern world while also adding …

Cesar Chelala

Trump in Middle Eastern eyes

When Trump walked into the White House in January 2017, panic spread like a bonfire, not only amongst US liberal circles – whatever their understanding of “liberal” might be – but also all across the globe, from Canada to Europe, Asia, Oceania, Africa, and eventually the Middle East as well. In American politics there were …

Mohamed Shirin El Hawary