Wednesday, December 4, 2019

NATO, Assasssinations, Impeachment

Actually, the NATO summit was a success. Turkey backed down from a threat to obstruct alliance support to the Baltics and Poland.
Russia appears to have murdered someone in Berlin. Germany doesn’t seem to care very much. The government’s expulsion of two Russian diplomats is pathetic.
Meet Pamela Karlan, liberal law professor seeking cable news job. The witness at Wednesday’s Democratic impeachment hearings wasn’t very serious.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

America NATO, North Korea, Kamala Harris, Zimbabwe catastrophe

How America and Americans benefit from NATO. The alliance under-girds peace, prosperity, and democracy. At a good value.

There will be a North Korean nuclear crisis in January. Kim Jong Un just signaled another step towards new ICBM tests.

Why Kamala Harris failed. The Senator from California was way too inconsistent and really just not that impressive.

Zimbabwe heads towards humanitarian catastrophe. Targeted sanctions by the US, EU, and AU would help.

Monday, December 2, 2019

NATO discord, COP25 China, Counter Terrorism

Sensing NATO’s discord, Putin plays Macron off Trump. The Russian leader is using a favored issue to separate the world’s greatest multilateral alliance.

Why China gets a free pass at the COP25 summit. The key factor is European interest in Chinese trade outweighing European interest in effective carbon emissions reduction.

Last week’s attack aside, British counter-terrorism officials will breathe a sigh of relief. The U.K. security services had been expecting marauding firearms attacks.