The Crisis Report — 03

Richard Crim
11 min readMay 26, 2022

In Asia, Biden Tries to Hold back the Tide.

In this case, by telling the client states that the rising seas “change nothing” about the strategic situation.

In this case, what’s not being said, is probably more important than what is.

So, if you missed it amongst all the other increasingly bad news. Biden went on a trip to Asia.

Biden to Begin New Asia-Pacific Economic Bloc With a Dozen Allies

If you think that this seems like a weird thing to be happening right now. Given the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. Then you don’t understand how desperately fragile the situation has become.

Trump and the Trumpublicans fucked us at the worst possible moment. The Climate Crisis has started and we have no credibility.

Remember this?

Trump Abandons Trans-Pacific Partnership, Obama’s Signature Trade Deal

With the stroke of a pen on his first full weekday in office, Mr. Trump signaled that he plans to follow through on promises to take a more aggressive stance against foreign competitors as part of his “America First” approach. In doing so, he demonstrated that he would not follow old rules, effectively discarding longstanding Republican orthodoxy that expanding global trade was good for the world and America.

How about this?

Trump Serves Notice to Quit Paris Climate Agreement

The Trump administration formally notified the United Nations on Monday that it would withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change, leaving global climate diplomats to plot a way forward without the cooperation of the world’s largest economy.

The action, which came on the first day possible under the accord’s complex rules on withdrawal, begins a yearlong countdown to the United States exit and a concerted effort to preserve the Paris Agreement, under which nearly 200 nations have pledged to cut greenhouse emissions and to help poor countries cope with the worst effects of an already warming planet.

How about when Trump’s plan was to “starve” China with tariff's?

Trump’s China strategy is the most radical in decades — and it’s failing

Trump started a trade war expressly

Richard Crim

My entire life can be described in one sentence: Things didn’t go as planned, and I’m OK with that.