Tom Luongo

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

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January 17, 2020
Let’s Add Salvini’s Return to the Growing List of Europe’s Problems

When you owe the bank a thousand dollars it’s your problem. When you owe the bank a few hundred billion dollars it’s the bank’s problem, in this case, specifically German banks.

January 5, 2020
2019: The Year the Neocons Failed

2019 had in it a number of watershed moments in geopolitics which signal just how close to radical change in the game board we are.

December 8, 2019
As Winter Comes Pipeline Wars Heat Up

There is real fear that Gazprom will walk away from the talks with Ukraine and will wait out the completion of Nordstream 2.

November 19, 2019
The Passion of Second Stringer Donald Tusk

Tusk cannot abide the idea of anyone resisting his vision of a united Europe projecting its bureaucratic nightmare on the rest of the world.

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.