By going after the Taliban instead of singling out al-Qaida in the early days of calm following Kabul's collapse in late 2001, the Americans took off after the wrong target.
[I]t is extremely difficult to find a clearly defined political strategy within all the hostility from the president.
Russia’s alleged meddling in American elections isn’t something bizarre, but on the contrary, a cyber age reproduction of what the U.S. itself has been doing for many years.
Jeff Bezos seems to have amassed incalculable power over the last few years.
Like in the famous bikini metaphor, those 2,890 uncovered files become irrelevant because all the attention is on what remains covered.
“Nonetheless, given the personalities of the two leaders involved, one cannot rule out that sheer personal pique could become a direct factor in triggering a war,” notes Pillar now at Georgetown University.
Terrorism has brought bloodshed to the streets of Europe again, this time hitting Barcelona. A van in the crowd and at least 13 dead, according to official police estimates. More than a dozen injured and blood flowing on the sidewalk of the famous Las Ramblas boulevard, the heart of the Catalonian city. Once again, the [Read more]
Donald Trump, after reviewing the Syrian strategy from the common-sense point of view, apparently decided to go back from idealism to pragmatism
The responsibility for attacking the Syrian base ultimately falls on Trump, but this back story negates the theory that it was the real estate tycoon’s own initiative, being the showman that he is.