Trump is a constant reminder that truth is stranger than fiction, and the fact that his popularity has shot up in the interim only serves to reinforce fears about the intellectual capacity of humanity.
[I]f Pakistan sets its own house in order, reduces dependency on the IMF and takes care of the FATF issue, this would deny Washington the use of its financial leverage and enhance Pakistan’s bargaining position.
A divided dispensation with various power centers in Kabul makes it extremely difficult to reach a political settlement.
Broadly speaking, though, global outrage at this travesty has been conspicuous by its absence.
The ‘deal’ would invite ridicule because it brazenly upholds Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian people ...
For peace to succeed, all Afghan factions, as well as the government and foreign forces, must pledge to end the hostilities.
The hawks in the US administration have long been itching for a fight with Tehran, and the strike appears to have been designed to elicit a strong reaction.
Now Donald Trump has seen that there are few options to a long drawn out war, and has decided to pull out. Most would call it a defeat.
Washington’s exercise of power over the past two decades has been brash and brutish.
But few American administrations have backed Israel’s atrocities as openly as the Trump White House has.