Tag: shift

Zimbabwe: A Paradigm Shift From False Expectations of Reform in a Securocrat State, to a Conference to Resolve It.

March 5, 2021
The discussion on the crisis in Zimbabwe has over the years been premised on the false expectation that a state increasingly based and surviving on the strength of a military-security machinery can reform itself out of power. What is required now is an acknowledgement, and a consensus at the national, regional and global levels, that

Will Trump’s Abrupt Shift on Coronavirus Re-energize His Campaign?

July 26, 2020
“He’s wearing a mask and canceling the convention,” said Mark McKinnon, who was in charge of advertising for President George W. Bush’s re-election campaign in 2004. “That’s a head-snapping reversal for a guy who hates to be wrong, hates to back down and, worst of all, hates to be perceived as weak.”The canceling of the

Trump, in a Shift, Endorses Masks and Says Virus Will Get Worse

July 22, 2020
“Ultimately, our goal is not merely to manage the pandemic but to end it,” he added. “We want to get rid of it as soon as we can.”Mr. Trump’s decision to resume televised virus briefings came as the number of new cases soared far above what it was when he was last addressed the country