Trump Has Called the Afghan War a “Mess.” His Generals Want to Escalate It
Opinion

Trump Has Called the Afghan War a “Mess.” His Generals Want to Escalate It

I hate agreeing with Donald Trump. “We made a terrible mistake getting involved in the first place,” he told CNN in October, referring to the war in Afghanistan, which he called a “mess.” “I would leave the troops there begrudgingly,” the then-presidential candidate added. “Believe me, I’m not happy about it.” You remember Afghanistan, right?…

Celebrating the Balfour Disaster
Opinion

Celebrating the Balfour Disaster

British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that Britain will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration later this year. The Conservative Party leader addressed her party’s “Friends of Israel” faction and declared that the Balfour Declaration was “one of the most important letters in history” while pledging that her government would celebrate it…

US Carrier to Arrive for Joint Drills with South Korea as Pyongyang Warns of ‘Merciless’ Strikes
Military

US Carrier to Arrive for Joint Drills with South Korea as Pyongyang Warns of ‘Merciless’ Strikes

A US Navy aircraft carrier group is expected to arrive in South Korea on Wednesday to take part in joint annual drills, the US military announced. It comes after the North warned of “merciless” attacks if its sovereignty is violated during the exercises. The strike group will arrive at the port city of Busan on…

International Political Insanity: Unhinged Leaders Rule the Day
Opinion

International Political Insanity: Unhinged Leaders Rule the Day

One of the outcomes of populist electoral rebellions is that the people end up with the types of political leaders for whom they wish. But, as the old saying goes, «Be careful of what you wish for». From the Philippines and the United States and Turkey to Guatemala, «populist» leaders have engaged in troubling name-calling…