Trump nationalist government

Trump’s “Nationalist” Government Spells Potential Disaster for Business

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Status quo and normalcy bias is on florid display in board rooms and cubicles alike across America. Since the election of Donald Trump and the halting, abnormal formation of what looks like it might be an administration, I hear some executives replacing strategic analysis with wishful thinking about what this new government means for business. Normalcy bias is causing these …

Russia establishing naval base on Syrian Mediterranean coast

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Ships, piers, command and control, air defense. That’s what Russia is establishing as a permanent military installation in the failed state of Syria. This apparently includes the fabulous S-300 next-gen surface-to-air missile battery, which you may remember from the time that airliner got shot down over Ukraine. You know, in addition to violating Finnish airspace and hacking U.S. political elections. …