There was no need to have any Palestinians at the great unveiling of the Trump-Netanyahu ‘peace deal’ on Jan. 28. Palestinian consent is not necessary, and when they reject it they can be vilified for rejecting ‘peace.'
The Chinese doctors will do their duty, as always, but it would be nice if China had its political act a bit more together before then.
Even if we finally start taking serious measures against global warming now, a lot of people are going to die from the damage that has already been done: millions at least, and possibly a great many more than that.
Russians sometimes call themselves 'Italians of the North,' and they don’t mean it in a good way. So he wants a strong state, run with a firm hand, even after he has retired, which means that a clear succession.
The deadline between Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan passed on Jan. 15. Now the dispute goes to the three heads of government to agree on a mediator—and if they can’t agree, maybe we’ll see our first real 'water war.'
All these shoot-downs are fundamentally a political and military phenomenon, not a technical malfunction or mere human error.
Donald Trump is belatedly frightened by the potential consequences of his impulsive order to kill Qassem Soleimani, and he’s trying to threaten his way out of an open U.S.-Iran war.
Stalin was a complete idiot to trust Hitler, but went on supplying Germany with oil and various other scarce goods until the day before Germany invaded Russia in June 1941. It’s not a story that reflects well on Russia, so it’s no wonder that Putin keeps trying to change the narrative.