This is the doctrine of all or nothing. Negotiating with a pistol in hand.
[T]here is no doubt that the United States – in the wake of its earlier withdrawal from the Paris climate accord – has, once again, further distanced itself from the international community this week.
[I]t’s not the first time a small Middle Eastern country has made trouble for America.
[T]he U.S. has competitors. At the very least, Macron in his speech was clearly asserting leadership.
The unilateral abandonment of an agreement involving the principle world powers effectively positions the U.S. as an unpredictable, and therefore barely trustworthy, partner.
The tension between the U.S. and Russia continues to rise. Spurred by the future of the Syrian Civil War, this conflict is quite capable of destabilizing the rest of the international world. Both parties should make more of an effort to control their antagonism toward one another.
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As a president, Trump acts exactly the same as he did when he was a businessman. He remains a gambler, and his presidency is a singular, giant bet.
Beijing is concerned that talks between Mr. Kim and Mr. Trump will actually succeed. China’s original strategy with North Korea was evidently to let a massive crisis develop, engendered by Pyongyang’s weapons program.
The former secretary of state was a fish out of water in the administration from day one.
[T]he emergence of a world without institutional space for group dialogue and with governments that act only on the basis of their selfish interests or their leaders’ impulses is not good news.