Two days after NBC reported that in what would amount to a stunning foreign policy concession by the White House, the Trump Administration was contemplating extraditing Turkish president Erdogan’s nemesis, cleric Fethulah Gulen who has been living for decades in rural Pennsylvania, in order to placate Turkey over the murderRead More →

Theresa May managed to get the draft Brexit agreement approved by her cabinet after five hours of discussion Wednesday night. As Statista’s Martin Armstrong notes in the chart below, there is still an awfully long way to go though… You will find more infographics at Statista And there is still plenty ofRead More →

Via The Strategic Culture Foundation, “Insulting” – that’s how US President Donald Trump sharply reacted to the idea of a “real European army” proposed by French President Emmanuel Macron. And it was how Macron rationalized the need for an independent military force for Europe that perhaps most irked the AmericanRead More →

If the European Commission does levy billions of fines against the Italian government (or enforce some other punishment), some “60 million Italians will rise up” against the trade bloc – or at least that’s what a clearly frustrated Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini told a group of Italian reporters followingRead More →

President Donald Trump says special counsel Robert Mueller is engaged in a “total witch hunt.” Top Republican senators, including Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham, seem to agree with him. In recent months, they have defended Trump from accusations of obstruction of justice and other crimes; dismissed the prospect of impeachment;Read More →