"It will not be said that France and Germany together have not tried everything, undertaken everything to preserve the peace." This declaration by Germany's chancellor could not have been clearer. Should Europe enter into war against Russia?
The United States and Germany agreed on toughening the sanctions imposed on Russia in case Moscow does not stop the aggression against Ukraine. However, President Obama declaimed the delivery of lethal weapons from the U.S. to the Ukrainian army as only a possible option. During a press conference organized in [Read more]
“We continue to encourage a diplomatic resolution to this issue. And as diplomatic efforts continue this week, we are in absolute agreement that the 21st century cannot stand idle — have us stand idle and simply allow the borders of Europe to be redrawn at the barrel of a gun.” U.S. President Barack Obama uttered [Read more]
On the subject of the great debate between war and peace, there exists a hidden transatlantic conflict.
Merkel and Obama are making use of a transatlantic union. But in case there is any doubt, American domestic interests take priority.
Should we arm Ukraine to counter Russian aggression? This question is now being asked openly in both Washington and Paris, and it seems the answer for now is no.
<i>The Kremlin’s Washington lobbyists are pros and amateurs.</i>
Recently, a regiment of Kremlin lobbyists arrived in Washington. Two senators — Trent Lott, the former Republican Senate majority leader who left the Senate in 2007, and Democrat John Breaux, who left the Senate in 2005 — now represent the [Read more]
In order to understand Obama’s treatment of Russian politics concerning the conflict in Ukraine, all we need to do is ask ourselves how John McCain would have done it differently.
The diplomatic rapprochement between Cuba and the United States has occurred 56 years after the breakdown of relations between the two nations, after pressure from Pope Francis and other international requests, including the intervention of the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who is rightly concerned about the [Read more]
In a column published Monday morning, I asked the Bloomberg gurus: Where is Venezuela in the pessimistic guide to 2015?* In The Washington Post, Jackson Diehl delves deeper into the theme, warning that both Obama and the leaders of Latin America are neglecting the seriousness of the situation in the failed country [Read more]