Thursday, March 30, 2017

What Is It With Trump and Handshakes?

March 21, 2017 by  
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By Moustafa Bayoumi It sounds ridiculous, but it really is beginning to look like you can read Donald Trump’s foreign policy by the bizarre ways that he shakes the hands of foreign leaders. First there was the Abe Assault, 19 seconds of Trump trying to show the Japanese prime minister who’s the boss. (Cue Abe’s […]

‘That’s Not How It Works:’ Trump’s Grasp of Nato Questioned

March 21, 2017 by  
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On the heels of a visibly awkward visit from the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, Donald Trump said on Saturday that Germany owed “vast sums of money” to Nato and the US, even though the alliance does not stipulate payments to America. His remarks prompted a former US permanent representative to Nato to reply “that’s not […]

Trump’s Disregard for Words -and the Truth- Is Finally Catching Up to Him

March 19, 2017 by  
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The bizarre allegations did not come courtesy of Vladimir Putin. Their source was not a mayhem-spreading autocrat eager to drive a wedge between firm democratic allies. No, they came directly from the White House itself. On Thursday, in a surreal news briefing, Press Secretary Sean Spicer amplified on the president’s claim that his predecessor in […]

Merkel and the Trump Two-Step: Navigating the Chancellor’s White House Visit

March 13, 2017 by  
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As German Chancellor Angela Merkel prepares for her first in-person encounter with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House on March 14, she faces a strategic reality that contrasts sharply with her previous visits hosted by Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Buffeted by challenges at home ranging from Brexit to the Euro […]

Mixed Signals at the Munich Security Conference

February 22, 2017 by  
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Vice President Mike Pence, Defense Secretary James Mattis and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly led the U.S. delegation to the opening of the Munich Security Conference. The annual weekend gathering is known for providing an open and informal platform for allies — and adversaries — to meet in close quarters to discuss issues on the […]

NY: Discussion on Post Trump, Brexit, and AFD

January 7, 2017 by  
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Deutsches Haus at NYU presents a panel discussion among Richard Brooks, Arnie Graf, Adrian Pabst, Marcia Pally, and Reverend Eugene Rivers III, on “Post Trump, Brexit, and the AFD: Beyond the Divide That Gave Us These and What We Should Be Doing Instead.” Trump, Brexit, racist and nativist violence, political polarization – or paralysis – […]