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March 2017

The Post-Truth Presidency

March 28, 2017 // La Presse - Canada - French

<b>“Mama always said, "Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.””</b> This sentence was pronounced by actor Tom Hanks in the film “Forrest Gump.” It could also be used to talk about ... Donald Trump’s Twitter account. If you take a look at it regularly, you already know: [Read more]

Announced Conflict

March 27, 2017 // Der Spiegel - Germany - German

<i>The U.S. government is exerting pressure and painting a blatantly distorted picture of German economic policy. But it is also true that Berlin has ignored smoldering problems for far too long.</i> It is getting serious. After months of vague, trade-related threats from the U.S., opposing parties will meet each [Read more]

Trump-Merkel: Bringing Them Closer Together

March 25, 2017 // Le Temps - Switzerland - French

<i>The fight against terrorism, the issue of NATO, and relations with Russia will be at the heart of discussions on Tuesday between the German chancellor and the U.S. president, animated by very different values. The Trump administration recently attacked Germany for its $65 billion trade surplus.*</i> [Read more]

The Real Putin-Trump Problem

March 25, 2017 // The Globe and Mail - Canada - English

The larger Trump problem involves not control and manipulation, but influence and support. We should fear him not because of secret plots, but because he admires and imitates Mr. Putin’s ideas and strategies – right out in the open.
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