Besides speed skating and curling, the endurance sport of politics took place in Pyeongchang. It was a competition with few contestants – the United States, North Korea and South Korea – but with high stakes: relaxation on the Korean Peninsula and the prelude to dialogue with the nearly nuclear power of North [Read more]
American victories will not be completed, and their wars go on everywhere.
It is certainly clear that during his recent visit to Amman and Cairo, Vice President Mike Pence sought to reaffirm the strong partnership and ties among the United States’ historical allies in the region. He also sought to alleviate the justifiable fears which have been a natural reaction to President Donald [Read more]
If, as the Dutch saying goes, the first blow is worth a thaler,* then the new American ambassador to the Netherlands, Pete Hoekstra, achieved the opposite and lost a lot of money on Wednesday, his first official day. During a first meeting with the press at his office in The Hague, Hoekstra stubbornly refused to [Read more]
[Rex Tillerson's] track record shows perfectly the advanced state of deterioration in which the State Department has stagnated for at least a quarter of a century.
Donald Trump, however paradoxical it sounds, both personifies chaos and serves as an instrument to restrain it.
We face the very real prospect of a nuclear war triggered by an addled Twitter feed and North Korea’s equally preposterous propaganda arm.