The U.S., which has only recently woken to the threat facing Ukraine, has been even slower to appreciate Moldova’s equally precarious position. Barack Obama’s administration is moving now to bring Moldova into the Western fold. The EU is, in tentative and not entirely confidence-building ways, also trying to signal to Putin that Moldova is not [...]
The United States is said to have disclosed that Saudi King Abdullah was dying.
Diplomatic sources said the administration of President Barack Obama relayed a photograph that showed Abdullah with a breathing tube, Middle East Newsline reported.
“The Saudis specifically did not want any photograph that showed Abdullah with the tube,” a source said. [...]
The article below mentions that World War 3 is now coming off the lips of some world leaders. Not too long ago the mere mention of World War 3 meant that something was wrong with you. Of course, it is always dismissed but note the change. Now one is not insane for merely mentioning the [...]
EU agreed on a framework on Wednesday for its first sanctions on Russia since the Cold War, a stronger response to the Ukraine crisis than many expected and a mark of solidarity with Washington in the drive to make Moscow pay for seizing Crimea, Reuters reports.
U.S. President Barack Obama warned Russia it faced [...]
Now it’s personal.
By upping the ante with his threat to isolate Russia with sanctions over Crimea, Barack Obama risks setting off a cycle of confrontation with Vladimir Putin.
And despite his reluctance to play Cold War-style chess with the Russian president, a degeneration into a new great power rivalry cannot be [...]
‘Does Barack Obama have a strategy? He is often criticized for being adrift.’
Well, yes he does. Victor Davis Hanson lays out that strategy in this article. But really it is very simple. It follows from the founding principles of modern liberalism. These ideas apply to individuals, groups and countries as follows:
The outcome for [...]
3. U.S.-China Tensions Continue to Grow: The rise of China is certainly a global story with worldwide ramifications. In 2014, look for China’s rise to take a new twist, sparking greater competitive tensions with the United States that are much more out in the open than in years past. From more incidents at sea like [...]
Find out how the Democratic party is increasingly dominated by Communist/Marxist ideology through the labor unions. The US is being transformed to a heavily fascist state: The illusion of free-market but with heavy state control over the use and disposal of property. There is substantial redistribution of wealth and centralized federal government control. The Book [...]
President Barack Obama has notified Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that his administration will soon start the partial and gradual easing of economic sanctions against Iran, debkafile reports exclusively from its Washington and Jerusalem sources. The reduction would apply to “non-significant” yet “substantial” sanctions, the message said.
Israel is the only American ally to receive [...]
With the world focused on the crisis in Syria and the possibility of a U.S.-Iranian détente, the fact that Egypt’s political situation is going from bad to worse has flown under the political radar. Much to the relief of the generals in Cairo — and likely also some members of U.S. President Barack Obama’s Middle [...]