Nothing better than a good enemy to reconcile lost support, even at the cost of opening an inactive front in the heart of the most troubled region of the world.
If these sanctions were to provoke a famine, it would be the people, not the tyrant, who would suffer.
So, should the Trump administration use its military superiority to make Kim Jong Un yield, as the U.S. president has already suggested? Short answer: That would be dangerous.
Trump is the spectator at a game that has slipped out of his control.
Recently, President Trump formally signed a bill imposing sanctions on Russia, putting an end to a discussion that had lasted for several days. No matter the extent to which Trump did it because he had no other alternative or the extent to which Russia would be disappointed, the decision to carry out a new round of [Read more]
Anything is possible. Even if, for the time being, it is just a verbal escalation, there is no guarantee that a nuclear war will not break out between the United States and North Korea.
The flurry of activity in the Senate seems to reflect a sense of crisis enveloping the White House and the American public.
<i>After Xi Jinping’s visit to the U.S. in April, there was much said about a so-called bromance between Donald Trump and the Chinese leader. There were also rumors about better relations with Russia. However old antagonisms are returning and hard politics are winning over soft ones.</i>
Last Sunday, an American [Read more]
The priorities of empires are usually more important than those of the reigning emperor. The sanctions imposed on Russia constitute a hostile act.