In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump fired his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, via Twitter no less, and nominated current CIA Director Mike Pompeo to take his place. The termination was both unexpected and long overdue, as Tillerson was seemingly on rocky ground vis a vis the President for nearly his entire tenure at State, but he reportedly had no early warning of his impending firing.Read More »
After nearly 17 years of seemingly interminable war in Afghanistan, we may be approaching a turning point.Read More »
The capture of two ex-British Islamic State fighters who murdered Americans in Syria brings up an important question: how do we get justice for their victims?
Germany’s ‘Grand Coalition’ is back. But what does it mean for the country, the European Union, and the US?
What have we missed by hyperfocusing on the daily news surrounding the President and the attendant absurdities of American politics? This time it’s a brewing conflict within the world’s largest democracy.
Yesterday, the Trump administration announced the imposition of steep punitive tariffs on specific materials manufactured abroad and imported into the United States, particularly on solar products from China and washing machines from South Korea. This was a terrible error by the administration and does not bode well for the extremely important next few weeks, which will largely determine the course of American economics and trade for the coming decade or longer.Read More »
One hundred years ago, one of the most important speeches in world history was given. It still rings true today.