Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Trump and Pompeo Embrace Autocrats and Disparage Opponents at Home Supported by News Analysis ByMark Landler Jan. 10, 2019 WASHINGTON — President Trump has long claimed that he puts “America first” overseas. But in two remarkable statements on Thursday, Mr. Trump and his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, explicitly favored foreign autocrats over elected American leaders. Mr. Pompeo chose Cairo, the site of President Barack Obama’s 2009 address to the Islamic world, to deliver a caustic, point-by-point repudiation of Mr. Obama’s message. He paid tribute to Egypt’s repressive president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, for his courage in supporting Mr. Trump’s alternative approach. About an hour later, on the South Lawn of the White House, Mr. Trump said that China’s … [Read more...] about Trump and Pompeo Embrace Autocrats and Disparage Opponents at Home
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World International Affairs Donald Trump President Donald Trump's promises to end the costly, "endless wars" waged by the United States abroad was one of the mainstays of his Republican candidacy. With his domestic border security policy faltering and his eyes on the 2020 election, he's returning to his roots. Trump inherited his predecessor's fight against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) at the peak of its intensity and vowed to defeat the jihadis, rather than pursue any more regional adventurism. In the two years since he took office, however, his administration had set its sights on boosting efforts to remove Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and take on Iran as ISIS was reduced to a collapsing pocket in the country's remote east. Following a major victory by the U.S.-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, Trump suddenly announced that "We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency." The news was followed by a White … [Read more...] about Donald Trump is Keeping Promise to Withdraw From Syria So He Can Win the 2020 Election, Experts Say
Philip Rucker, The Washington Post Published 3:46 pm PST, Saturday, December 22, 2018 Clouds are seen over the White House after President Donald Trump participated in a signing ceremony on Friday. Clouds are seen over the White House after President Donald Trump participated in a signing ceremony on Friday. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jabin Botsford Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jabin Botsford Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 Clouds are seen over the White House after President Donald Trump participated in a signing ceremony on Friday. Clouds are seen over the White House after President Donald Trump participated in a signing ceremony on Friday. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jabin Botsford 'A … [Read more...] about ‘A rogue presidency’: The era of containing Trump is over
TomDispatch, ContributorA regular antidote to the mainstream media. The new Islamophobia looks like the old McCarthyism. 10/09/2018 04:30 pm ET By Juan Cole These days, our global political alliances seem to shift with remarkable rapidity, as if we were actually living in George Orwell’s 1984. Are we at war this month with Oceania? Or is it Eastasia? In that novel, the Party is able to erase history, sending old newspaper articles down the Ministry of Truth’s “memory hole” and so ensuring that, in the public mind, the enemy of the moment was always the enemy. Today, there is one constant, though. The Trump administration has made Muslims our enemy of the first order and, in its Islamophobia, is reinforced by an ugly resurgence of fascism in Germany, Italy, Hungary, and other European countries. It’s hard today even to imagine that, in the late 1980s, the rightwing Christian Voice Magazine published a “candidate’s biblical … [Read more...] about How Muslims Became The Enemy
Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Feature Inside Justin Trudeau’s campaign against the American trade war. Credit Photo illustration by Derek Brahney. Source photographs: Andrew Harnik/Associated Press, Mandel Ngan, via Getty Images and istockphoto. Supported by ByGuy Lawson June 9, 2018 The Canadians could see the trouble looming in the summer of 2016. Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s trade minister at the time, found herself, along with millions of Canadians, fixated on the unfolding United States presidential election, and it was becoming impossible to overlook the gathering clouds of protectionism. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were each casting aspersions upon Nafta as if it were self-evidently a bad deal for American workers, especially for the hollowed-out working and middle classes in the Midwestern states, like Ohio and Michigan, that would decide the election. Incredibly, at least according to Trump, America’s … [Read more...] about First Canada Tried to Charm Trump. Now It’s Fighting Back.