In the previous impeachment episodes, the US remained a strategic actor on the world stage. But Trump's America has already proven to be a source of global disruption.
Over the last decade, trust has been lost massively — and not just among the Kurds, whose sense of historic betrayal has always been profound.
Washington’s hardening with regard to Iran ... is happening within the larger context of U.S. withdrawal, both from the Middle East and the rest of the world.
If the prospect of winning the discredited bauble encourages them, so much the better. If not, giving the unlikely pair the Nobel peace prize can’t hurt. After all, both would slip easily into the cloaks of hypocrisy worn so well by many previous honorees.