The synchronicity between the Vatican and Vladimir Putin, in terms of foreign policy, is visibly growing.
<i>Today, the two meet at the Vatican; it is a change of perspective for the U.S. president who is said to be honored by the invitation of Pope Francis, even though the electoral campaign wasn't without confrontations, such as the one about the Mexican border wall.*</i>
After the rather less than friendly exchanges [Read more]
Political analyst Avigdor Eskin on Donald Trump’s first foreign trip.
President Trump’s first foreign trip brought him unchallenged triumph in the promotion of the U.S. defense industry’s interests. The $110 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia can help him adjust relations with the U.S. establishment, which is [Read more]
• <i>Donald Trump sets off on his first overseas tour.</i>
• <i>The president will visit Saudi Arabia, Israel and the pope.</i>
• <i>His hosts will welcome Trump for different reasons.</i>
If times were normal, President Donald Trump’s staff would probably have the jitters about the days ahead. The [Read more]
Trump has ... failed with domestic politics, and ... his problematic character, lack of experience, and tendency to lie and cheat will be ... similarly revealed in ... international relations.
It's not just the Middle East whose politics don a religious tunic brought on by fanatics in the region. And even when the believers protect their religion from being commandeered, their defense rests on religion as well. To some extent, North America and Europe wear the garment of secularism and so feel they are [Read more]