When extensive economic sanctions are used on a country trade relationships are broken off, forcing a country to somehow get the benefits that trade relationships provided in another way. This other way is by switching to domestic production and increasing and improving the efficiency of the country’s domestic industries, leading to a more self-sufficient country.
Russia appears to be ahead of the US in using a key piece of technology that almost every American uses nearly everyday, social media. While the US was hunting down terrorists and spying on foreign leaders, Russia came up with an intelligent plan to use social media to sway public opinion in the US.
The possibility of Trump's impeachment has been making waves in the news due to his former lawyer Michael Cohen pleading guilty to eight criminal counts, including campaign finance violations. However, despite all the legal troubles surrounding President Trump it seems like he will not be kicked out of office.
The Obama administration claimed that the sanctions on Iran brought the country to the negotiation table and led to the Iran nuclear peace agreement. However, from careful examination it can be seen that sanctions did not bring Iran to the negotiation table. Instead of bringing Iran to the negotiation table, the sanctions created humanitarian problems and increased conservatism and anti-Americanism in Iran.
Today we’re seeing a change in politics due to the use of social media. Similar to the way people say John F. Kennedy won the 1960 presidential election against Richard Nixon because of Kennedy wearing makeup while on television, people may look back on the Clinton and Trump 2018 election and say that Trump won because he knew how to use social media to his advantage.
Trump explained that it would be "great" if Harley Davidson owners boycott the company for moving factories outside of the United States. However, Trump's comment makes no sense whatsoever when it's taken into consideration that Trump's tariffs caused Harley Davidson to make the decision to move factories overseas.
President Trump's presidency could be described as a roller coaster full of strange and angry tweets, Russian conspiracy theories, and poor policy decisions. However, in spite of these things, President Trump stands a good chance at being re-elected, unless specific events happen, such as an economic recession or the democrats somehow find a good contender.
Plastic straws are being touted as an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic straws. As a result, plastic straws are being banned in various areas of the United States and several other countries. However, while eliminating the use of plastic straws may be good for the environment, it may not be good for small businesses, the disabled, or your pocketbook.
Before Trump started the trade war with China, there were several clues that showed that America can't win a trade war against China. These clues include the amount of goods the US imports from China and the structure of the Chinese government. If only Trump observed these clues, then he would have seen that this trade war is unsustainable.
One of the first things Trump did when he became president was to withdraw the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. This was the beginning of Trump weakening America. And since withdrawing the US from the TPP, he did several other things that has weakened America.