Europe/Americas update: August 5-7 2017

EUROPE RUSSIA Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met on Monday on the sidelines of the ASEAN Regional Forum conference in Manila and, according to Lavrov at least, it was a Good Talk: Lavrov described his talks with Tillerson as lengthy and said they covered a wide range of topics,… Continue reading Europe/Americas update: August 5-7 2017

Americas/Europe update: May 19-21 2017

TRUMP IN RIYADH So today was Donald Trump’s big speech on Islam in Riyadh, and much to my disappointment he seems to have stuck to reading a pretty banal foreign policy speech from the teleprompter rather than winging it and offending hundreds of millions of people. Yes, there were offensive things in there, as Juan… Continue reading Americas/Europe update: May 19-21 2017

Americas Donald Trump update, May 16-17 2017

I’m going to be completely honest, and I don’t think I’m the only one feeling this way, but I am constantly in a state of moderate confusion lately. Donald Trump’s ability to pile one ridiculous fuckup on top of another has exceeded my ability to keep track of them all. Right now, as far as… Continue reading Americas Donald Trump update, May 16-17 2017

Americas Donald Trump update, May 16-17 2017

I’m going to be completely honest, and I don’t think I’m the only one feeling this way, but I am constantly in a state of moderate confusion lately. Donald Trump’s ability to pile one ridiculous fuckup on top of another has exceeded my ability to keep track of them all. Right now, as far as… Continue reading Americas Donald Trump update, May 16-17 2017