البورصات الأميركية تقفز مجددا على وقع تخفيف النبرة تجاه الصين

ويقول المحلل الأميركي المدير والمؤسس لمجموعة RC Communications كالفين دارك “يدعم الديموقراطيون والجمهوريون عموما هدف الرئيس ترمب العام المتمثل في جعل الصين تمتثل لقواعد اللعبة التجارية، ومعاملة الشركات الأميركية بشكل عادل، والتوقف عن سرقة الملكية الفكرية. لكن المشكلة في استراتيجية ترمب في الصين هي عدم وجود استراتيجية. تزداد حالة عدم اليقين هذه سوءاً لأن ترمب يقدم مزاعم خاطئة ومزيفة بأن الصين تدفع تكاليف الحرب التجارية، بينما في الواقع المستوردون والشركات والمستهلكون الأميركيون هم الذين يدفعون. عدم اليقين والارتباك هما بالضبط ما لا تريده الاقتصادات وأسواق الأوراق المالية حاليا”.

https://www.independentarabia.com/node/24841

“A Needy Reign” by Calvin Dark (North Carolina Folklore Journal)

In the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of the North Carolina Folklore Journal, Calvin Dark’s historical fiction short story about his Aunt Janie was published.

An excerpt from the short story and the link to the full story are below:

“On that summer day when Aunt Janie was born Great-Grandma Maggie said we got a needy rain. Needy for the tomatoes and beans that were frightfully dry. Needy for the grazing creatures whose parched throats were not satisfied by the water we provided. We, who toiled in the life-giving ground of the old home place, rejoiced because such a rain was needy.

As Aunt Janie grew, she did exactly for the old home place what the needy rain did for the dry ground and parched throats. She had a way of bringing new life and new hope to folks who felt the toil of the years heavy on their shoulders. So, you know that it hit us mighty hard when Aunt Janie (who was “just a handful of fortnights a woman,” according to Great-Grandma Maggie) said that she wanted to leave the old home place and live in New York City.

Well, the old folks threw up their hands and bombarded Aunt Janie with the Gospel Truth about New York City, or, as the Prophet Ezekiel more aptly referred to it, the valley of dry bones. They said that the air reeked of ashes and sulfur and its wide boulevards were paved with sin and laden with strife. And its poor inhabitants, whose lot it was to travel that hopeless highway, were pitiful, sinful creatures who grazed ignorantly on a dead, desolate hill.”

Click the link for the full short story -> ncfj_wcvrcdark_mar2019.pdf

The Admissions Strategist – The Benefits of Double Majors

transizion“I was a double major in college (Duke University, Class of 2001, political science & French). I found the double major experience very worthwhile because it gave me the opportunity to study under two very different sets of professors. It was also very valuable to me during my study abroad experiences where I studied in Paris, France and right after undergrad as a Fulbright Scholar in Morocco. In both programs, I studied political science in French-speaking countries.

I’m currently president of my own communications firm in Washington, DC, where most of our clients are government/think tank entities, including foreign governments in French-speaking countries such as Morocco, Burkina Faso & Togo.”

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Asia Pacific Daily: “Immigration has been a focus of US midterm elections”

Immigration_CaravanSome commentators and analysts describe these midterm elections as the most important in a generation and the most important election in our lifetime. Calvin Dark, a political commentator and president of the CD Global Strategies Group, stated that this one in particular for a midterm is important. People feel strongly about what they’ve seen over the last two years. This is probably the most effective way that people can voice their opinion in the sense.

For the complete article, click here.