What is remarkable about an interview with Donald Trump that went viral last week is how much it has been remarked upon, given that – on the face of it – it is so unremarkable. Interviewer sits down with politician and asks questions; politician is evasive and makes baseless assertions, so the reporter, Jonathan Swan from Axios, asks him questions like “What do you mean?”, “What’s your basis for saying that?”, “Why?”. … [Read more...] about Why Donald Trump failed his TV interviews
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As Trump Week approaches, the 193 member nations of the U.N. and organization officials have no illusions about the U.S. president’s unpredictability, irrationality and capacity to offend — changing his mind and his targets, at will. Last year, Kim Jong Un, the abusive dictator of North Korea, was “little rocket man” on a suicide mission and in peril of having his country wiped off the face of the earth. This year, Kim is an honorable man and trustworthy buddy, with a second summit being planned. (Kim is not scheduled to speak at the U.N. General Assembly.) … [Read more...] about The United Nations Shudders as ‘Trump Week’ Closes In
His presidential rival Joe Biden has also unveiled a $2trillion climate plan as part his campaign - promising to boost clean energy and jobs over the next four years. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump says Green New Deal is ‘for children’ and takes swipe at AOC saying her policies are ‘not for adults’
The risk is not only will the Norks continue to perfect nukes and missiles, but also regional actors will think they can do whatever they want. Moon, in his desire to unify the two Koreas, has been moving fast to an open break with the United States and the removal of the stabilizing American presence on the peninsula. … [Read more...] about Trump Doubles Down on Indulgent—and Failing—North Korea Policy
Since then, it is clear Kim has not. In the just-signed Pyongyang Declaration, he agreed to dismantle the Yongbyon complex, which includes a uranium enrichment plant and the North’s only known plutonium-producing reactor. The dismantling would be a step forward, but Kim in the declaration made his offer conditional on the United States taking “corresponding measures.” The document does not specify what those measures are, an obvious sign Kim was serious only about procrastination. … [Read more...] about Why Is Trump Letting Moon Jae-in Hand South Korea to Kim Jong Un?