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Get Along With the Rival, Step On the Ally

April 27, 2017 // Le Devoir - Canada - French

Although North Korea may celebrate the 105th anniversary of its founder Kim Il Sung on April 15 by conducting a nuclear or missile test, President Donald Trump has ordered the deployment of a naval battle group to the Korean Peninsula. The warning to the Pyongyang regime is clear. It can also be seen as a sign of [Read more]

Trump’s Troubling Frivolity

April 25, 2017 // El Mundo - Spain - Spanish

The unpredictability with which America is acting abroad is troubling, especially because it gives the impression that, right now in the White House, there is very little geopolitical strategy and a rather large dose of frivolity. The launch on Afghanistan of the most powerful non-nuclear bomb in the American arsenal [Read more]

The White House and Mack the Knife

April 22, 2017 // La Repubblica - Italy - Italian

<i>The U.S. president is in love with his own contradictions; he knows them and nourishes them intentionally. For now, he's got out his knife to show it off. When will he use it? And who will he use it against?</i> Many acute observers of the current international political situation have noted, and done so often [Read more]

Trump and Xi are Playing to the Home Crowd

April 19, 2017 // Dagens Nyheter - Sweden - Swedish

Choosing a winner is not easy when the fact-resistant Twitter-fan without impulse control meets the leader of the world’s biggest communist dictatorship. It is still fundamentally important that the presidents of the U.S. and China meet. The two countries must have a relationship. However, no one should expect that [Read more]
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