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Claudia Cinatti

Claudia is an editor of our sister site La Izquierda Diario and a leading member of the Party of Socialist Workers (PTS) in Argentina.

Midterm Elections in the United States: The Republican Tide That Wasn’t

The Republican “red wave” did not materialize, but last Tuesday’s results will leave two years of divided government in the United States.

Claudia Cinatti

November 14, 2022

Rishi Sunak: Banker to the Rescue of a Declining Empire

The United Kingdom has appointed its third prime minister in just two months, and the Conservative Party establishment seems to have regained control.

Claudia Cinatti

October 26, 2022

The “Logic of Escalation” and the War in Ukraine’s Multiple Fronts

After months of relative stagnation, recent events in the war in Ukraine have changed the dynamics and quickened the conflict’s pace — but not enough to end it. The Ukraine/NATO side is in no position to concede, but neither is Russia, which is far from having been defeated and places its hopes in the deepening fissures between the Western front backing Ukraine.

Claudia Cinatti

October 20, 2022

With Mobilization of Reservists and Nuclear Threats, Putin Prepares for Prolonged War

Russian President Putin announced the mobilization of 300,000 reservists and raised the threat of nuclear war. The move exposes the political interests behind the war in Ukraine and their geopolitical prospects.

Claudia Cinatti

September 26, 2022

Tension in Taiwan and the Dispute over Global Hegemony

Without clear objectives, Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan seems more like a provocation than a strategic calculation. Her trip could trigger a major international crisis involving the United States and China, with the contest for world hegemony as a backdrop.

Claudia Cinatti

August 3, 2022

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Fall Highlights British Imperialism’s Political Crisis

UK prime minister Boris Johnson has stepped down after mounting crises and many prominent Conservative resignations. His fall reveals the deep political crises facing British imperialism.

Claudia Cinatti

July 8, 2022

A New Phase of the War in Ukraine

Russia’s war in Ukraine has entered its third month. Putin’s failure to win a quick victory, while NATO-armed Ukraine resists but cannot defeat the Russian invasion, has led to a stalemate — one that is deepening the international character of the conflict and thus the risk of escalation.

Claudia Cinatti

May 2, 2022

Prospects for the War One Month after Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

The war in Ukraine has opened a panorama of crisis unprecedented in recent decades. It is necessary to confront this reactionary war by opposing both the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the warlike policy of NATO, from an anti-imperialist and internationalist perspective.

Claudia Cinatti

March 31, 2022

Crisis in Ukraine: Between the Threat of War and Negotiations Under Fire

Tensions in Eastern Europe continue to build up following Vladimir Putin’s recent advances, the response of the United States and other powers. What is at stake in the crisis in Ukraine?

Claudia Cinatti

February 23, 2022

From the War on Terror to Conflict between World Powers

The 20 years since the heinous attacks on the World Trade Center have shown the failure of the "war on terror." Following its defeat in Afghanistan, U.S imperialism is now directing its attention toward China and other capitalist powers.

Claudia Cinatti

September 13, 2021

Afghanistan: Epilogue of the “War on Terror”

The U.S. defeat in Afghanistan is a singular moment for the so-called “war on terror” that spells geopolitical realignment and deepens the crisis of U.S. imperialist hegemony in the world.

Claudia Cinatti

August 22, 2021

Cuba: Causes and Consequences of July 11

In the midst of multiple crises, Cuba saw the most dramatic protests in 27 years.

Claudia Cinatti

July 25, 2021

Between the Israeli Colonial Offensive and the Palestinian Resistance

Only a state that aims to end all oppression, exploitation, and imperialist reaction can guarantee a democratic and peaceful coexistence between Arabs and Jews.

Claudia Cinatti

May 22, 2021

Colombia and the Red Thread of Rebellion in Latin America

The rebellion in Colombia is part of a process of class struggle that has unfolded throughout Latin America, especially since 2019. It reinforces the need to build revolutionary parties and an international revolutionary leadership that will allow these struggles to be led to victory.

Claudia Cinatti

May 10, 2021

The U.S.-China Summit: Containing China Is a Bipartisan Affair

The first Biden-era meeting of U.S. and Chinese government officials was marked by political theater. But the summit demonstrated that Biden, with his hostile policy towards China, has more in common with his predecessor than he would like to admit.

Claudia Cinatti

March 25, 2021

The Pandemic and Vaccine Nationalism

“Vaccine nationalism" reproduces the geopolitical rivalries and tensions that have been building up since the 2008 capitalist crisis. Ultimately, it is a mirror of both capitalist competition and the irrationality of a system that transforms everything it touches --- from the superfluous to the indispensable for life --- into merchandise and profit.

Claudia Cinatti

December 19, 2020

Perspectives for 2021: Interview with Michael Roberts and Claudia Cinatti

The year of the coronavirus pandemic is drawing to a close. What are the trends in the economy, the political situation, and the class struggle in the year to come?

Claudia Cinatti

December 15, 2020

The Biden Era Begins

After a brief but intense interregnum, the United States officially has a new government in formation. However, in the context of the pandemic recession, social upheaval, and profound contradictions, there will be no return to normal.

Claudia Cinatti

November 30, 2020

Why Is Trump Refusing to Concede?

Even though Joe Biden has been proclaimed president-elect, Donald Trump refuses to admit defeat. This means the transition between the two administrations has not formally begun, breaking with the customs of the bipartisan regime.

Claudia Cinatti

November 12, 2020

Why Is Israel Campaigning for Trump?

Both the Democratic and the Republican parties support the strategic alliance the United States has with Israel, no matter the cost --- but Trump’s reelection campaign is the primary beneficiary of the pro-Israeli lobby.

Claudia Cinatti

October 15, 2020

What Is behind the Confrontation between Armenia and Azerbaijan?

Armenia and Azerbaijan are on the brink of a new war for control over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. Although the conflict is so far driven by local tensions, regional and global geopolitical factors also play a part, particularly the relations established in the recent wars in the Middle East.

Claudia Cinatti

October 9, 2020

Trump vs. Biden: A Debate That Shows the Empire’s Decline

The presidential candidates clashed in the first of three debates. The debate was worse than expected, a clear sign of the decline of U.S. imperialism.

Claudia Cinatti

October 1, 2020

Disputes Between U.S. and China Dominate UN General Assembly

This Year's remote meeting of the United Nations General Assembly reflected the continued global health crisis as well as the ongoing and increasingly sharp economic battle between the US and China.

Claudia Cinatti

September 26, 2020

An Initial Assessment of the Latin American–U.S. Virtual Conference

The Virtual Latin American and the United States Conference was convened by the Workers Left Front (FIT-U) of Argentina, and it took place between July 30 and August 1. This is the initial assessment that was published in La Izquierda Diario by leaders of the Trotskyist Fraction–Fourth International.

Claudia Cinatti

August 18, 2020

United States – China: Toward a New Cold War?

China is preparing to vote on a new national security law it hopes will quell the protests in Hong Kong, sending a message to a U.S.-backed Taiwan. Meanwhile, economic and political tensions between the two powers are intensifying amidst the backdrop of the coronavirus crisis.

Claudia Cinatti

May 25, 2020

Trump Threatens War with Iran for Oil

The price of oil has been collapsing, and last week it reached negative values. Trump’s threats to Iran were enough to cause a rebound in prices. But the effects were short-lived. They expose Trump’s return to “America First” politics in the midst of the pandemic and crisis, signaling the rivalries and competition between powers in the coming period.

Claudia Cinatti

April 27, 2020

Trump’s Attack on Iran: Why Now?

The assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani by a US drone strike last Friday reflects a desperate attempt by a failing administration to reassert US hegemony in a region where it is being increasingly challenged.

Claudia Cinatti

January 6, 2020

Whither the “Latin American Spring”?

With massive demonstrations erupting across Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, and Colombia, Latin America is an epicenter of class struggle. Fed up after years of austerity measures and imperialist policies, the masses are pushing back against their neoliberal governments. Where these uprisings go from here depends on their ability to break away from leaderships that encourage them to curb their demands.

Claudia Cinatti

December 18, 2019

The Return of the Class Struggle

A specter is haunting the world. It is not yet that of communism, but that of class struggle—in capital letters. This new wave of protests began with the emergence of the yellow vests in France, which for the first time in many years made the ruling class of an imperialist country fear revolt. It has only spread since then.

Claudia Cinatti

October 22, 2019

Eduardo Molina—Forever Until Socialism!

We bid farewell to Eduardo Molina, a revolutionary militant with a long trajectory in the ranks of Trotskyist Fraction—Fourth International.

Claudia Cinatti

September 25, 2019