Trump is doing serious damage to the United States by abandoning universal values and ceasing to promote 'soft power,' the support of democracy and the defense of human rights.
[T]he whole episode nicely illustrates how chaotic Trump’s governing style is.
<i>Military spending and anti-immigration policies skyrocket in the 2019 U.S. budget</i>
Donald Trump’s budget for 2019 confirms – if there remained any doubt – the most ominous omens over what the rest of his presidency has in store for us.
There will be skyrocketing military spending, with a special focus [Read more]
The White House inaugurates the year with a disturbing display of Twitter diplomacy.
The parsimonious explanation, of course, is that Trump’s mine-is-bigger tweet is nothing more than another expression of his own juvenile tendency toward one-upsmanship.
"Linking the reduction of the number of personnel with obtaining visas doesn’t stand up to such criticism, because the Americans haven’t written, haven’t dictated, and haven’t pointed out who they’ve sent home and who they’ve left in Russia."
While there is no doubt this is Trump’s government reiterating its East Asia policy, it also highlights one important aspect of that policy: the U.S. still lacks a clear Asia-Pacific strategy.
In reality, it is U.S. militarism that has been driving global militarism, and U.S.-led wars and covert interventions that have spawned subsidiary conflicts and deprived millions of people of security and stability in country after country.