Author Archives: illiquidideas

Links, 15 September 2017

Politics Kim and Trump and nukes: On the Brink Israel, White House Abandon Pretense of Peace Process Interview with Iranian Vice President: ‘Our Partners Have More To Lose Than We Do’ This Is the German Economic Miracle That Merkel Hopes Will Give Her a Fourth Term and How Germany is integrating its refugees Britain: Some […]

Links, 9 September 2017

Politics US: Whatever you may think of identity politics, he is a great writer: The First White President Trump’s White Identity Politics and the Conservative “Welfare” Bait and Switch The Department of Justice Is Overseeing the Resegregation of American Schools and Disappointing Facts about the Black-White Wage Gap It’s All About Race: How State Legislators […]

Links, 29 August 2017

Politics So everyone cares about North Korea again: Required reading on how we got here: Bad History 40 maps that explain North Korea Internet habits: North Korea Is Not Crazy and North Korea’s Ruling Elite Are Not Isolated The real risk on the Korean peninsula and, just to be alarmist, A Second Korean War Could […]

Links, 21 August 2017

Politics Trump Train travails: Steve Bannon, Unrepentant Steve Bannon believed in Trumpism. Donald Trump doesn’t. (we have arrived at a new equilibrium in which both the interior members of his staff, the actual federal bureaucracy, the US Congress, the US public, the global public, and global leaders all basically understand the president is fundamentally a […]

Links, 14 August 2017

Politics US: A reckoning in Charlottesville 24 hours of anarchy in Charlottesville, through the eyes of 1 protester What happened in Charlottesville is all too American and Unlearning the myth of American innocence The Test Trump Failed The Alt-Right Stands at a Crossroads Charlottesville And The Rise Of White Identity Politics The secret Twitter rooms […]

Links, 10 August 2017

Politics Ugh: First, missile tests: What Next for North Korea’s ICBM? Then, some sanctions: Delaying Tactics: New Sanctions, Still No Strategy and The new sanctions against North Korea, explained in under 500 words (and How North Korea Cheats Sanctions) Then, some scary reports: North Korea now making missile-ready nuclear weapons, U.S. analysts say Enter The […]

Links, 4 August 2017

Politics Departing AP reporter looks back at Venezuela’s slide Loss of Fertile Land Fuels ‘Looming Crisis’ Across Africa The Marshall Plan and “America First” Trump Transcripts: ‘This deal will make me look terrible’: Full transcripts of Trump’s calls with Mexico and Australia and Full transcript: Trump’s Wall Street Journal interview John Kelly cracks down on […]