Tag Archives: US foreign politics

USA | A President Held Hostage: They’ve got him surrounded

As Vice President Mike Pence made a fool both of himself and the country he is supposed to be representing at the Olympic Games by refusing to stand for the athletes of any nation other than the US, back at home the Washington Post was reporting on a President Trump who appears to have nothing in common either with Pence or with the White House staff. The piece, entitled “Trump’s favorite general: Can Mattis check an impulsive president and still retain his trust?” tells a story that pits a President inclined to challenge the War Party against a Praetorian Guard determined to nullify his electoral mandate to keep out of foreign wars and put “America first”:

South Korea | Can South Korea’s Leader End Trump’s North Korea Crisis?

The agreement for cooperation between North and South Korea on the Olympics provides a pause in the drumbeat of war threats by postponing joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises until after the Winter Games are finished. But the real payoff from the Olympics détente is the possibility that the governments of South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un could reach agreement on modifying joint U.S.-Republic of Korea (ROK) military exercises in return for a North Korean nuclear and missile testing freeze.

The Defining Year Was 1991: The Demise of Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union

By Marcus Papadopoulos

Whilst there are no golden ages, it is abundantly clear that the world today is in a very unhealthy state. From Eastern Europe to North Africa to the Middle East, countries, in recent years, have been severely destabilised, resulting in carnage and the destruction of hundreds of thousands of lives.

France | Le documentaire d’Oliver Stone « Ukraine on Fire », ou comment les États-Unis (et non la Russie) ont détruit l’Ukraine

Le documentaire phare d’Oliver Stone, Ukraine on Fire (l’Ukraine en feu), est enfin disponible en Occident.

L’Ukraine, cette « frontière » entre la Russie et l’Europe dite « civilisée », est à feu et à sang. Depuis des siècles, elle est au cœur d’une lutte acharnée entre certaines puissances qui cherchent à contrôler ce riche territoire et l’accès de la Russie à la Méditerranée.

Trump says US will no longer fund YPG in northern Syria, says Turkey

U.S. President Donald Trump informed Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a call on Friday that Washington is adjusting military support to partners on the ground in Syria, the White House said on Friday.