“The US has Crossed the Line”: Russia Warns Trump Decision to Arm Ukraine Will “Lead to Bloodshed”
Diplomacy

“The US has Crossed the Line”: Russia Warns Trump Decision to Arm Ukraine Will “Lead to Bloodshed”

Russia has reacted fiercely to the end of week breaking news that President Trump plans to approve the legal sale of US antitank missiles and possibly other advanced systems to the Ukrainian government in a move that could change the battlefield calculus of the war between Ukrainian and Russian-aligned forces in the Donbass region along the Russian border. ABC…

UN Jerusalem Vote Postmortems
Opinion

UN Jerusalem Vote Postmortems

Though symbolic only, rejection of Trump’s Jerusalem declaration by an overwhelming majority of UN member states gave his administration and Israel a black eye – two rogue states, partnering in high crimes, spurning fundamental Palestinian rights. US strategy to get its way includes heavy-handed pressure, bullying, threats, other forms of intimidation and bribery – more…

‘Only Game in Town’: Saudi Heir Allegedly Urges Abbas to Accept US Peace Plan
Middle East

‘Only Game in Town’: Saudi Heir Allegedly Urges Abbas to Accept US Peace Plan

Mohammad bin Salman has held talks with Mahmoud Abbas to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict amid the heightened tensions over the US decision to recognize the whole city of Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state. The heir to the Saudi crown has tried to convince the president of the Palestinian Authority to accept the peace scheme proposed by the…

Donald Trump Prepares to Escalate Confrontation with Russia over Ukraine
Opinion

Donald Trump Prepares to Escalate Confrontation with Russia over Ukraine

Most Americans were told Donald Trump won the presidential election last year. But his policy toward Russia looks suspiciously like what a President Hillary Clinton would have pursued. Exhibit A is the apparent decision to arm Ukraine against Russia in the proxy conflict in the Donbass. This dunderheaded move will simply encourage Moscow to retaliate…

Nikki Haley: The De Facto Agent of Influence
Opinion

Nikki Haley: The De Facto Agent of Influence

The most recent claim that Russian President Vladimir Putin is “running” Donald Trump as if the U.S. president is a Russian intelligence asset comes from former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper. “[Putin] knows how to handle an asset, and that’s what he’s doing with the president,” Clapper told CNN last Monday. Clapper, who served as DNI under…