How the G7 Intends to Build the World Back Better

June 18, 2021

The US Senate recently demonstrated that the only adhesive capable of uniting the two parties is a good, old-fashioned enemy. Although the Democrats and Republicans continue to bicker over the Biden administration’s infrastructure legislation, they achieved rare accord in passing a major...

Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy of One

June 18, 2018

From the G-7 dustup to the flashy photo shoot with Kim Jong-un, US foreign policy is now determined solely by the president's pettiest personal preferences. In the wake of the disastrous G-7 meeting in Canada and the successful summit in Singapore, it’s hard to know what to call US foreign...

Trump in Ottawa and Singapore: The World Turned Upside Down

June 13, 2018

The American president hasn't just turned his back on and disparaged his country’s strongest allies — he embraced one of its worst sworn enemies. Legend has it that in 1781, at the formal surrender ceremony following George Washington and the American revolutionaries’ decisive defeat of...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: The G7 “Spat”

June 13, 2018

Trump is on a war of words with Trudeau and other G7 members, and they have turned it into a public spat. The usual way of describing disagreements between nations involves a choice between incident, crisis, conflict, confrontation and a few other words. Reporting on the G7 summit in Canada,...

America under Trump: From Global Bridge Building to Demolition

June 09, 2018

The US is abandoning one of the G7’s founding principles: free trade. How could that be? Most normal people have an aversion to war. It brings on death, suffering, destruction and incalculable loss. We avoid it usually by diplomacy and negotiation in which all sides manage to get something...