Turnbull can't choose not to engage with Trump, nor can he choose never to differ with him. No relationship works like that, and certainly not one where aligned, but markedly different national interests are at stake.
Trump still hasn’t realized that he is no longer an outsider or counterpower. He is now the power and has the power: He cannot have his cake and eat it too. He is the president of the United States. He speaks for the United States. He has at his disposition the physical and brutal powers of military and economic [Read more]
Exactly 55 years and 11 months after the United States withdrew its ambassador from Cuba, Barack Obama has just proposed that his country's Senate confirm diplomat Jeffrey DeLaurentis to the post.
While it is a highly symbolic step, it will have little practical effect, as it seems improbable that Senate [Read more]
Moscow and Washington have not been able to act on the rhetoric repeated day and night ... regarding the necessity of a political solution.
By casting a spotlight on documents from the Carter era, Obama is thinking ahead to his own image and attempting to enter history on the side of the former president.