Having apparently survived the Mueller report, President Trump appears to feel unchained — ready to “go full animal” in the words of Steve Bannon. What does that mean for U.S. foreign policy?
Foreign Concept provides international affairs coverage by Mark Porubcansky, a foreign correspondent and editor for 30 years, who, until recently, served as foreign editor of the Los Angeles Times.
For every Jacinda Ardern, there is also a Mohammed Bin Salman.
We’re faced with the possibility that all three treaties that constrained the world’s dominant nuclear powers for decades will soon be in the dustbin of history. To be replaced by what, exactly?
In Britain, Labor is confronting charges that it carries within it a deep vein of anti-Semitism.
A forward-looking policy – even if it put self-interest first — would lock in relationships and ways of doing business intended to hold up over the long haul. And that’s exactly what’s being done. By China.
Trump told a rally in September that Kim had written him “beautiful letters,” and that “We fell in love.” Even for Trump, that was a pretty weird thing to say.
Iranian leaders have to take seriously the possibility that Trump will be out of office in less than two years.
The country does have a crisis on its hands: opioid addiction. Border security is part of the solution, and the money is far better spent where the drugs actually arrive.
The United States is pretty clearly on its way out. Its best chance of leaving with some dignity requires the president to do a couple of things that are deeply out of character.
The U.N. says 3 million people — about 10 percent of Venezuela’s population — have already fled due to hyperinflation, shortages, violence and instability. More than a million of them have flooded into Colombia. About 4,000 more arrive every day.
There are now little more than two months left before Britain crashes out of the European Union, and it’s still possible that politicians will conjure up some magic. But don’t count on it.
Leaders who can foster a national sense of grievance, maintain a stable economy and stitch a few fig leaves over their worst excesses have built a surprisingly stable model of governing. One big problem remains for them: the exit strategy.
He’s just going about it in the worst possible way.
It’s easy amid the madness du jour to lose sight of incremental change for the better.
The creation of a Ukrainian Orthodox Church is a result of differences that have been simmering since the collapse of the Soviet Union, and took on new urgency when war broke out between Ukraine and Russia.
If the lesson of recent years is that the urge for greater European integration and openness to immigration have passed their peak, then it would be wise to keep an eye on this new brand of conservatives.
China, the United States and Taiwan have managed tense times before. But the status quo appears increasingly fragile. If someone cracks it, we’re not risking a trade war. We’re risking a real war.
The prime minister will campaign hard for her deal, and the leadership can twist some arms. But the betting is that she still comes up short. Meanwhile, the clock will be ticking.
Russia did try to interfere in the election, and experts also are clear on another point: Worse is yet to come.
Hosting a ceremony Sunday that marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, Macron focused on the war’s ruinous nationalism, contrasting it with an idealistic patriotism that he declared to be the exact opposite.