It was not very long ago that Donald Trump was calling North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “Little Rocket Man” and threatening to rain “fire and fury” down on North Korea. In response, Kim called Trump a “dotard” and promised an equally fiery attack on the United States.
But now, two summits, the exchange of [Read more]
Iran has “begun its march... towards nuclear weaponry”, said Israel’s Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz, and that is technically correct. Only one year and sixty days after US President Donald Trump tore up the treaty that guaranteed Iran will not make nuclear weapons, Iran has taken a tiny step towards reviving its [Read more]
Behind the scenes, it is Russia that has played the most important role in calming the waters of recent conflicts in the Middle East. Can it play the same role between Iran and the US
Tehran’s main goal is to garner support from European countries in providing cover from US sanctions, which have been re-imposed since the US left the deal in May 2018.
[T]he White House deal favors its ally in Tel Aviv by quashing the legitimate goal of the Palestinian people to take back their country.
[N]ow that the chain of command in the U.S. is in tatters, it’s not clear who can start a war.
Trump's new economic and military sanctions are something never seen before.
Here we are. Verbal escalation sprinkled with military bravado.
What does Washington really want? It is hardly a war.