Media Watch

'18Apr
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The elephant in the Trump-Abe room

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is visiting U.S. President Donald Trump this week, their seventh meeting since Trump’s 2016 election victory. Abe was the first foreign leader to meet Trump, and the two countries...
'18Apr
16

The Daily 202: How Comey’s battles with the Bush White House prepared him to stand up to Trump

George W. Bush and Dick Cheney look at their watches in the Oval Office. (Eric Draper/George W. Bush Presidential Library) With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve.THE BIG IDEA: The revelations about President Trump...
'18Apr
16

Africa:U.S.-Africa Policy on the Skids - 10 Things Pompeo Can Do To Fix It Quickly

Photo: allAfrica.com Ambassador Johnnie Carson. guest columnThe Donald Trump Administration has largely ignored Africa during its...
'18Apr
16

A tale of American hubris

The lessons of history? Who needs them? Certainly not Washington’s present cast of characters, a crew in flight from history, the past, or knowledge of more or less any sort. Still, just for the hell of it, let’s...
'18Apr
16

Trump, a reluctant hawk, has battled his top aides over Russia policy — and lost

President Trump seemed distracted in March as his aides briefed him at his Mar-a-Lago resort on the administration’s plan to expel 60 Russian diplomats and suspected spies. The United States, they explained, would...
'18Apr
16

Walking the sensible, long path to recognition

During the 13 years I spent in the US working in international diplomacy, I met numerous members from US think tanks, not one of whom approved of the idea of Taiwan following the legal independence route. They felt...
'18Apr
14

Bolton, key Trump adviser, has evolved his views on Syria

When President Barack Obama contemplated a military strike in Syria after its leader’s use of chemical weapons five years ago, the pugnacious former U.N. ambassador John Bolton argued against intervention.“I don’t...
'18Apr
14

Syria strikes: The real impact is in Moscow

As the week progressed, Russian officials veered between insisting there had been no attack, that rebel groups had staged it and ultimately that the United Kingdom had planned it in a conspiracy with Syria's White...
'18Apr
14

Analysts see same old US tensions as Cuba gets new leader

WASHINGTON, D.C.: With Donald Trump in the White House, the end of the Castro era in Cuba next week is unlikely to bring warmer relations, analysts say.President Raul Castro will step down on April 19, ending...
'18Apr
12

Pompeo: No Reward for N. Korea Without Irreversible Denuclearization

WASHINGTON — North Korea should not expect rewards from talks with the United States until it takes irreversible steps to give up its nuclear weapons, Mike Pompeo, U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee for...

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