With Amnesty International describing the outcome as a “whitewash which brings neither justice nor truth”, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, supposedly the heir apparent, remains under a dense cloud.
Suffice it to register that the republic is under threat of what Pelosi calls “actions from the White House,” now in conflict with Capitol Hill.
The responses among many traditional U.S. allies and partners to these twin trends — a more assertive China and a more uncertain U.S. — have been varied.
There is no electoral advantage for a Tory leader to be liked by a US President who is known (is ‘notorious’ the right word?) for his dishonesty, ignorance, narcissism and chauvinism.
Mr. Trump’s immigration policies have disrupted the reforms engineered by Republican Presidents Reagan and Bush and Democrats Clinton and Obama.
The U.S. is the most powerful country in the world and yet it is the number one destroyer of order. This is the misfortune of the 21st century.
Neither the Christmas turkey nor the plum pudding may be quite delectable in the White House later this month after last Thursday’s watershed movement forward in the constitutional history of the United States.
Western engagement with China rested largely on a blithe and now utterly discredited assumption that economic liberalization would bring political freedoms.
The United States is schizophrenic, with President Donald Trump an unabashed admirer of Moscow while the rest of his government sees in it a new Soviet Union.
Washington plays these games when it has problems with China that have nothing to do with Tibet.