U.S. President Donald Trump's abrupt decision to withdraw American troops from Syria, clearing the way for a Turkish offensive against the Kurds, is an unconscionable betrayal of a strategic ally. One would expect such disloyalty from a fascist or otherwise dictatorial regime.
Divining, assessing and adjudicating the mental health of this US president has become more than just a parlor game.
The fear is that U.S. sanctions will result in European retaliation, followed by new U.S. sanctions and more European retaliation.
The newly announced U.S. tariffs against Europe are not likely to help ease tensions on the world market.
For Trump, the value of the WTO is instrumental; he only believes in it when it rules in his favor.
..[T]he scales of values are changing, and we are getting increasingly used to raging tweets, to abrasive decisions, and even to insults.