Category Archives: diplomacy

Just asking: Why pick on Cuba but support China?

I’m not going to make this a detailed or well-researched blog post. Rather, I’m asking a question in hopes of getting a conversation started: The Trump administration is rolling back efforts made by President Obama to open more doors between … Continue reading

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Think Trump is going to become what you want him to be?

Put Donald Trump in a grand palace, and he’s home. He relishes the fancy lightning, the artwork, the grandeur. Put him anywhere else, and he’s a flop. The president’s dreadful address to his fellow leaders of NATO countries and his … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Russia announces new ambassador to U.S.; man described as “bull terrier”

The Moscow Times reports the Kremlin will soon have a new man in Washington. “Russia and the United States are simply doomed to positive cooperation,” Antonov was quoted by the TASS News agency as saying following his confirmation. “We have … Continue reading

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BREAKING: WaPo report: Trump “revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies.”

Full. Fledged. Fire. The Washington Post reported late Monday night that in a recent meeting with top Russian officials, President Trump gave away some important national security secrets. The information the president relayed had been provided by a U.S. partner … Continue reading

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Quite an interview: Katie Couric interviews Russian embassy spokesperson Maria Zakharova

A fascinating roughly 25:00 interview between Yahoo! News’ Katie Couric and Maria Zakharova, the Russian Embassy spokesperson in the U.S. Among the highlights: Zakharova immediately challenges Couric for suggesting Vladimir Putin heads a “regime.” Zakharova bemoans the development of fake … Continue reading

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Kremlin, to White House: How dare you bomb Syria!

TASS reports that Russian president Vladimir Putin is not happy with President Trump for authorizing a missile strike on Syria. President Putin considers the US strikes against Syria an act of aggression against a sovereign country violating the norms of … Continue reading

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U.S., to Iran: No welcome mat for you. Iran, to U.S: Right back at you.

The Washington Post notes that the Iranian government is refusing to allow U.S wrestlers into the country for a prominent international tournament. IRNA quoted Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman, Bahram Ghasemi, as saying that a special committee reviewed the case. “Eventually … Continue reading

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