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Sheldon Filger
Sheldon Filger, an American-Canadian writer, is the author of the following books about the 2016 presidential election in the United States: HILLARY CLINTON VERSUS DONALD TRUMP: CELEBRITY PRESIDENTIAL DUEL 2016; HILLARY CLINTON 2016: FULL EXPOSURE and DONALD TRUMP 2016: AMERICA'S NEXT PRESIDENT? The above titles are available as Kindle eBooks on Amazon.

Mr. Filger's other books include ISLAMIC STATE AT WAR, an analysis of ISIS and the turmoil in the Middle East, and the novels WALL STREET KILLS and KING OF BOMBS, the latter about a nuclear terrorism plot directed against New York City. Sheldon Filger is also an avid fine art photographer; a collection of his photographic compositions is presented in NUDE WOMEN: A PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAY.

Mr. Filger is the founder of, one of the most visible websites on the Internet focused on the global economic crisis and its enduring ramifications.

Entries by Sheldon Filger

Brexit Has Implications For Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump In Upcoming Presidential Election

(187) Comments | Posted June 24, 2016 | 9:13 AM

The decision by Britain's electorate to leave the European Union will have monumental consequences for the future world order. Ian Bremmer, the respected geopolitical analyst and head of the Eurasia Group consultancy, tweeted thus, "Brexit is the most significant political risk the world has experienced since the Cuban Missile Crisis."...

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Is Donald Trump Headed to the White House After New Hampshire Primary Victory?

(45) Comments | Posted February 9, 2016 | 7:13 PM

Trump as a presidential candidate and political phenomenon challenges any attempt at a balanced appraisal. The Republican Party's presidential frontrunner has offered an admixture of divisive diatribe with cogent observation (as with his excoriating critique of President George W. Bush's invasion of Iraq), forming a complex puzzle. This bewildering political...

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China Stock Markets Open 2016 With Massive Implosion

(1) Comments | Posted January 6, 2016 | 11:00 PM

For the second time in three days, China's major bourses have had to stop trading in the early part of the trading session due to drastic sell-offs. Automatic circuit breakers suspended trading when the herd-like dumping of shares sent equity prices in a downward spiral at dizzying velocity. The Shanghai...

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Turkey Attacks Russia: Sarajevo 2015?

(23) Comments | Posted November 25, 2015 | 1:44 PM

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of the Republic of Turkey, may at present be the most dangerous man on our planet. Renowned as a brilliant politician domestically, who skillfully manipulates Turkish public opinion for electoral gains, he has also established a reputation for shooting from the mouth without much forethought when...

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Bloodbath In Paris: ISIS Ramps Up Its Global War

(0) Comments | Posted November 14, 2015 | 2:44 PM

By Allah, we will take revenge!

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

The attack by battle-hardened jihadists in the French capital on Friday, November 13, 2015 was not the first time terrorism directed at the residents of Paris had occurred. Yet, even in a large metropolis that has experienced urban terrorism with North...

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Global Economy Increasingly Vulnerable To Another Financial Shock

(0) Comments | Posted October 3, 2015 | 2:59 PM

Seven years after the outbreak of the global economic and financial crisis, there are growing indications that the temporary solutions that were largely imposed through monetary policy by central banks are becoming increasingly ineffective. In all likelihood, a new global downturn in economic growth is in the cards.

The weakening...

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Donald Trump, Presidential Politics and the Art of Disruptive Innovation

(1) Comments | Posted September 23, 2015 | 10:05 AM

In analyzing the unanticipated success of the Donald J. Trump for president campaign -- at least in its early phases -- I have found far more insight from a Harvard Business School professor than from any of the legion of established political commentators, consultants and journalists. Clayton Christensen, to the...

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Obama Administration Discovers How to Waste a Half Billion Dollars Training Syrian Rebels Without Even Trying

(1) Comments | Posted September 17, 2015 | 8:49 AM

Do you recall how the Obama administration refused to support mainstream opponents to the Assad regime in Syria for years, until Islamist extremists came to dominate the forces fighting against the Syrian president? President Obama then decided he would counter ISIS influence in Syria with a half billion dollar training...

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Russia Intervenes in Syria's Civil War -- Will this Be the End for Vladimir Putin?

(321) Comments | Posted September 15, 2015 | 4:34 PM

A mythology surrounds the man who has been President or Prime Minister of the Russian Federation for the past sixteen years, particularly among a clique of sycophants in Western Europe and the United States. This Putin myth, embellished by the Kremlin's international television propaganda arm "Russia Today," has convinced some...

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China Currency Devaluation Continues: Advantage Donald Trump?

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2015 | 2:28 PM

Yesterday's devaluation of 1.9 percent in the value of the Yuan was followed today by another cut of one percent by China's central bank in the national currency's competitive value. With July's decline of 8 percent in China's exports, following in the wake of the collapse in equity values on...

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Barack Obama Meets Neville Chamberlain and Joseph Stalin? Unsettling Parallels With The Infamous Munich Agreement of 1938 and Its Aftermath

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2015 | 12:00 AM

President Obama has made America's worst strategic blunder by empowering the anti-American regime in Iran, acquiescing in its burgeoning hegemonic role in the Middle East, while legitimating its status as a nuclear threshold power. In all probability, this will mean the attainment of full nuclear weapons capability in a decade,...

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중국 증시가 우리 눈앞에서 무너지고 불타고 있다

(1) Comments | Posted July 13, 2015 | 11:11 AM

끝없는 그리스 외채 위기에 온 세계가 정신이 팔려 있는 동안, 그리스 GDP의 40배 규모의 다른 경제가 심각한, 아주 중대한 금융 약점의 신호를 보내고 있다.

세계에서 두 번째로 큰 경제이자 가장 강력한 소위 ‘공산주의’ 국가의 주식 시장이 나락으로 빠져들고 있다. 베이징은 막을 능력이 없는 것 같다.

중국 경제의 성장세가 누그러졌던...

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China Stock Market Crashing and Burning Before Our Eyes

(26) Comments | Posted July 8, 2015 | 8:15 AM

While the world has been sidetracked by the never-ending Greek Debt Crisis, another economy with a GDP that is 40 times the size of Greece is giving signs of serious, even critical financial weakness. The world's second largest economy, and supposedly most-powerful "communist" nation, has seen its stock market enter...

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The Greece That Can Say No: History's Lessons Applied to the Greek Debt Crisis

(12) Comments | Posted July 5, 2015 | 4:19 PM

The latest stage in the Greek debt crisis has been the referendum called by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, whose ruling Syriza party was elected on a platform of opposition to the austerity measures imposed by the Eurozone and the International Monetary Fund, in exchange for loans to service what almost...

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Lincoln Chaffee for President of the United States

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2015 | 5:46 PM

Amid the media circus sparked by the official launch of the 2016 presidential campaign of celebrity candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, it is easy to forget that there exists another challenger for the Democratic nomination--besides Senator Bernie Sanders. His name is Lincoln Chaffee. He is largely unknown out of his home...

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Islamic State -- aka ISIS, ISIL -- Is Winning Its War as President Obama Stumbles

(38) Comments | Posted May 25, 2015 | 4:40 PM

Amid the flurry of Obama administration official statements promulgated by its various presidential and departmental spokespersons, reality is setting in. Despite the happy talk from Washington about ISIL (the Obama administration's preferred acronym for describing the Islamic State), military facts on the ground cannot be eradicated by press briefings and...

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Hillary Clinton Seeks U.S. Presidency -- Three Reasons to Say 'No'

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2015 | 3:35 PM

No better illustration exists of the dysfunctional nature of American politics than the phenomenon of Hillary Clinton. Devoid of any measurable accomplishments that have unambiguously advanced the interests of the United States and her people, Mrs. Clinton's stature as the frontrunner in the upcoming 2016 presidential contest and virtual shoo-in...

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Why Does Iran Want Nuclear Weapons? An Alarming Possibility

(21) Comments | Posted March 3, 2015 | 11:12 AM

A heavy cloak of surrealism encapsulates the negotiations the Obama administration is conducting with Iran over the latter's nuclear enrichment program. Though the premise of the diplomatic negotiations being spearheaded by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is to permit Iran to retain a substantial uranium enrichment program so long...

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Obama, Iran and the Late William Buckley

(0) Comments | Posted February 15, 2015 | 3:31 PM

There are growing indications that the Obama administration will sign a nuclear agreement with Iran that will allow Tehran to become a nuclear-threshold state. It seems the only issue being contested at present is the extent of the cosmetic and temporary concessions the Iranians will grant so that Iran does...

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Islamic State's Message to the World: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Takes No Prisoners

(32) Comments | Posted February 6, 2015 | 3:41 PM

"The medium is the message."
--Marshall McLuhan

In declaring himself caliph of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is following in the footsteps of an ancient role model, Abu al-Abbas, founder of the Abbasid Caliphate. Historians regard the Abbasid dynasty as the most successful Arab Caliphate. Under their...

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