Tom Luongo

Tom Luongo is an independent political and economic analyst based in North Florida, USA

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November 4, 2019
Thuringia Foretells the Fracturing of Germany

The collapse of the centrist parties, Angela Merkel’s CDU and the Social Democrats (SPD), looks like a harbinger of what comes next in German politics

October 29, 2019
Brexit Is a Symptom, Not the Problem

Boris Johnson’s endless maneuvering in the Parliament has put him in the position of having to sacrifice part of the UK to have any chance of success

October 21, 2019
Can Trump Survive Ending Project Syria?

With Putin signing major deals with Saudi Arabia and the UAE, China welcoming Iraq into the Belt and Road family and Turkey all but leaving NATO, what are a bunch of feckless and politically spent neocons going to do?

October 14, 2019
A Peg for a Peg: That’s the West’s Offer for China

The Saudis are the weak link in the US’s Mideast Alliance. Hong Kong is China’s soft financial underbelly, Tom Luongo writes.

October 6, 2019
Don’t Bet on Republicans Saving Trump

While the Democrats want to get anything on the President to hang on him, the reality is the Republicans who will ultimately decide Trump’s fate.

September 27, 2019
Stopping Brexit Is About Saving the European Union

Gaming the rules to entrench power that doesn’t have the will of the people is a recipe for revolution that ends very badly for those doing it.

September 20, 2019
Tulsi Gabbard Slams Trump Over Saudi Policy

Rep. and Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) brought the hammer and the house down on Twitter for calling out President Trump on subordinating the US military to a foreign power’s prerogative.

September 16, 2019
Bolton Out, but Will Anything Change?

Bolton is only one out of half a dozen very problematic neoconservative/evangelical voices in Trump’s cabinet, though the most obviously insane, Tom Luongo writes.

September 8, 2019
Who Is Holding Back the Russian Economy?

The cynic in me says the foot-dragging by the Bank of Russia is the final vestige of US infiltration in Russia’s institutions rearing its ugly head. That fight is ongoing, but the recent drops in the benchmark rate are a good start.

August 27, 2019
The First of Many Cauldrons Form in the Middle East

The Syrian Arab Army with Russian air support not only retook the important town of Khan Sheikoun in Syria recently, it did so in classic Russian military style. In Russian military parlance this is known as a cauldron.