The only coherence in Trump’s policy toward Iran, Afghanistan and North Korea is that it is meant to ... propel Trump toward winning a second term.
[S]hows of force will become worse before gunboat diplomacy gives way to rational negotiation.
The unseemly spat between US President Donald Trump and former British ambassador Sir Kim Darroch is unprecedented in diplomatic circles. Ambassador Darroch has been quoted as saying in a confidential memo to London that the Trump administration is not "going to become substantially more normal; less dysfunctional; [Read more]
Several memos were sent back to the British government by the UK ambassador to the US. Kim Darroch was exposed in the media recently. In confidential correspondences, Darroch commented poorly on the Trump administration, describing it as "dysfunctional", "unpredictable" and "inept". In response, Trump said the US will [Read more]
Trump now determines who may and who may not become an envoy to his court.
Darroch, a diplomat with almost 30 years of service, also disparaged Trump’s personal skills.