Tag Archives: international relations

In Europe, surrounded by world leaders that detest him, Trump questions the integrity of our intelligence community, rants about “fake news,” and essentially blames Obama for not doing more to stop him and Putin

I want to say that it can’t possibly be true, but the New York Daily News is reporting that Donald Trump, who just arrived in Germany for the G-20 conference, doesn’t have anywhere to stay, as no one at the White House thought ahead to make arrangements. But, who knows? This is, after all, the […]

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It looks as though Trump once again played right into Putin’s hands, turning against Qatar before the facts were in, and creating an opening for the Russians

On Monday, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain closed all borders (land, sea and air) with the country of Qatar, an action that was then followed by Yemen, the Maldives and Libya. And, this morning, our President took to Twitter to take credit for the fact that these countries had moved to […]

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Struggle Against Authoritarian Rule in the Middle East round table

On Monday, February 7, at noon, the International Institute at the University of Michigan will be hosting a round table discussion on the events unfolding right now in the Middle East. The following description comes from the event website, where, I believe, you will also be able to watch the discussion live. The University of […]

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What in the hell is Israel thinking?

The last time Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Washington, DC, it was widely reported that he was snubbed by President Obama. I can’t recall the specifics, but I think it had to do with the fact that Netanyahu had announced, right before heading into peace talks, that Israel would be greatly expanding its roundly […]

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