The admirers of President Trump are deceived — no less deceived than the admirers of Obama had been. Trump promised to “drain the swamp” and did none of that.
Unbeknownst to Kissinger, China’s leaders under the direction of Zhou Enlai, and his disciple Deng Xiaoping had a much longer-term strategic perspective than their western partners imagined.
The stark fact is that Gulf stability rests on selling enough energy to buy-off internal discontents, and to pay for supersized surveillance and security set-ups.
The U.S. Federal Reserve serves as the great enabler. It is the engine that drives the U.S. thrust for primacy.