The knives are coming out in Germany against Merkel and it is only the pro-EU Social Democrats who are coming to her defense.
Only days after coming to power, Italy’s new populist government has won in an early showdown with the European Union establishment over the contentious issue of migration.
Our “allies” cede geostrategic control of their own countries and are rewarded at the expense of domestic American economic interests.
The whole story is part of the pattern of psychological operations against Russia, and the fact is that the entire exercise was nothing but an absurd charade.
In any international agreement no one ever gets everything they want, but they can get enough to make the enterprise worthwhile.
No, there seems little point to Mr Putin going to the White House – not, at least, until the November US mid-term elections are concluded.
If you think Russia ‘annexed’ Crimea, wait until you see Trump push Putin to securing the land bridge between the Donbass and Crimea. Because that cannot be ruled out here.
The need for Russia to be active is most definitely there, particularly after Trump violated ongoing international norms of no unilateral actions on the issue of the future of Jerusalem.