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]
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.
Francis, Obama and Castro are three men in the same boat.
There’s a fairly widespread belief that Western political elites’ aggressive promotion of the rights of sexual minorities, despite the civil protests in many countries, is the first and foremost concern for this category of citizens in furtherance of adhering to the canons of democracy.
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The week starts with the news from the Vatican which, after the massacre of Christians in Pakistan, wants a “fair” war against the perpetrators; and Secretary of State John Kerry, who is willing to negotiate with Bashar al-Assad in Syria while the nuclear treaty with Iran is at its final stage.
As a rare example of presidential leadership in the orchestration of a fait accompli, this opening will add much-needed lustre to Obama’s legacy.