A new book laments how the Right allowed this bully, fabulist and serial abuser of women to get to the White House.
Posts Tagged: Barack Obama
The President himself hasn’t set out what he would like to happen next, and has provided no detailed plan for what would replace the current agreement.
He was excoriated for ramping up tensions over North Korea rather than cooling them down. But his aggression seems, for the moment at least, to be paying off.
Nadhim Zahawi: Meanwhile, as we fix our gaze on Kim Jong Un and Maduro, China makes veiled threats of war against India
This aggressiveness about disputed territories has become a feature of Chinese foreign policy.
The savage attacks we have witnessed must drive us to work more closely with our regional allies.
In his new book, Peter Oborne interprets a collection of the outrageous Tweets which carried Trump to high office.
He pledged in his campaign to drain the swamp. By 2020, he could find that the swamp has drained him.
While his inexperience was lauded as a positive during the campaign, his lack of political savvy has proved a hindrance.
Any military action against the country would be highly likely to create huge regional instability, economic disruption, as well as potential wider war and loss of life.
International humanitarian law may be imperfect, but it can ameliorate some of the worst horrors of armed conflict – such as the Khan Sheikhoun gas attack.
They will be asking themselves if they want to sign a blank cheque for an American President whose foreign policy is so impulsive and apparently ill thought through.
Let’s hope that Trump’s missile strikes on the Assad regime work. But May and her government must be a force for restraint if they don’t.
The then-President claimed the use of chemical weapons would ‘change his calculus’. Yet when the regime tested the West, we let it pass.
For some Republican ideologues, Obama’s scheme is anathema to American freedom; others fear the prospect of owning a failed attempt to reform healthcare.
We should not only meet our spending minimum, but exceed it in order to maximise our vital strategic and tactical needs.