The Middle East could be a starting point for a 2019 of fire and blood.
[T]rump was interested in this murder case ... to terrorize the crown prince and exert pressure on the entire Saudi regime in an effort at blackmail.
France has a nice card to play if it can sell investors on its reforms in progress.
'Nationalism is like cheap alcohol,' Daniel Fried, a veteran American diplomat, once said. 'First, it makes you drunk, then it makes you blind, and then it kills you.'
If such a maneuver actually occurs, there will be a significant change in tone in the position Brazilian diplomacy takes regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
With such friends, the West no longer needs enemies.