President at Eurasia Group and GZERO Media, Foreign Affairs Columnist & Editor-at-Large at TIME and Global Research Professor at New York University.
Remember when John Bolton said about a month ago that “any attack on United States interests or on those of our allies will be met with unrelenting force”? Because the Saudis and Emiratis do.
For the US, the key date in Iran’s history is the 1979 Revolution. For Iran, it’s the 1953 coup.
For the US, tanker attacks today are Iranian provocation requiring response. For Iran, US unilateral withdrawal from the nuclear deal is the same.
When you disagree on basic history, conflict is much more likely.
An all-too-rare victory for journalism in Russia.
As the trade/tech war with the US heats up, look for China to flex its muscle where it still can. Looking at you, Hong Kong. Also, Taiwan. Most of Asia, really.
Less a return to Cold War than an increasingly risk acceptant Putin leading a Russia in decline and blaming US for it.”
Technology is neither inherently good nor evil—it depends on how you use it.
But I’ll admit, Twitter is making it harder for me to keep saying that with a straight face. #DoSomethingJack
“Washington has been missing in combat as the Sudan crisis has unfolded. It has publicly urged dialogue. But the western world’s leading democracy has shown zero interest in actively supporting Sudan’s passionately sought democratic renaissance.”
Yes. But the last thing Sudan needs is someone with an itchy Twitter finger and a genuine affinity for both the Egyptians and the Saudis. Let’s call it a wash.
China is a serious investment, trade and tech challenge for the US. Yes, tariffs hurt US consumers, but there’s reason to escalate. Mexico has been cooperative on every front. Punishing them doesn’t make a lot of sense.
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