During his first six years in office, “No-drama Obama” became known for his dispassion and restraint. Suddenly, he’s breathing fire without regard for whom he burns.
Obama's style collects another undeniable triumph. There are many differences between Cuba and Iran, but they have something in common: the victory of classic diplomacy and dialogue with the enemy. This is the great lesson.
Essentially it became a pretty clear choice; if not now, then when?
The best way to derail a trade agreement in Washington is to give it a name that rhymes with NAFTA.
The situation will continue in its current form until Obama leaves office.
On Sunday, Poland summoned the U.S. ambassador to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The ambassador received a diplomatic protest note in response to remarks making Poland a nation that is co-responsible for the Holocaust, as stated in a comment made by FBI Director James Comey. The reaction of the Polish authorities was [Read more]
I understand that this attitude of friendly intrigue between the U.S. ambassador and the leader of a party which the government and the pro-government media define as radical Bolivian-style left must have surprised many people.
For the U.S.A., this would mean coming to an agreement with a capable and serious interlocutor that also possesses a counternarcotics system of renowned regional prestige, with proven effectiveness in the fight against drugs.