President at Eurasia Group and GZERO Media, Foreign Affairs Columnist & Editor-at-Large at TIME and Global Research Professor at New York University.
The US can thank the UK for making its politics look functional.
The Brits… have the Italians, who look to be heading toward their 68th government in 74 years.
It’s easy to be protectionist when economic times are good. Let’s see if Trump changes course in the run-up to elections or doubles down—his opposition to free trade is one of his most consistent beliefs.
So is his desire to win elections.
Apparently Greenland doesn’t want to be bought by the US.
But I know a few million Hong Kong Chinese that would like to talk.
If Netanyahu’s goal is to politicize US support of Israel, he has succeeded. That isn’t his goal; he’s just willing to sacrifice bipartisan US support of Israel for his own political gain. We’ll see if Israelis agree with him in a few weeks when they head to the voting booths.
Actual US policy toward Hong Kong would have been the same under Bush or Obama (minus the rhetoric). Unpopular take, but true.
“In the early evening, the airport was filled with confused and frustrated travelers who weren't sure if their flights had been canceled or not.” Sounds a lot like LaGuardia.
Actually, sounds exactly like LaGuardia
It’s important to watch how this story develops inside India and Pakistan, but India’s decision to revoke Kashmir’s special status is a very big deal for Kashmiris themselves, who lose a number of special rights that citizens of other Indian states don’t have. Kashmir has already seen war, insurgent attacks, and terrorism. Further violence looks likely.
Saudi Arabia, leading the world in authoritarian reformers since 2017.
This will be the most direct impact on US consumers of any trade moves by Trump to date, which is why he’s been reluctant to go there.
Upside: He’s now more likely to get an additional rate reduction from the Fed.
Or…we could set up a system for allowing Americans to access low-cost prescription drugs in the U.S.
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