Opinion – In Syria, Trump Faces the Limits of Bluster – Editorial – NYT

Here’s an outstanding, must-read editorial from the NYT, highlighting how Trump has contributed to the humanitarian crisis in Syria. Trump’s simplistic knee-jerk tweets highlight that he’s a weak president with a big ego. US foreign policy is confused. With ‘America First’, is the US abandoning its role as the world’s policeman and defendor of freedom? Firstly in Iraq and then by attacking ISIS, the US missed the strategic objectives. On Trump’s watch, Iran, Syria, Turkey and Russia’s are testing Trump’s resolve. History has shown us, time and time again, that US bombing is not enough. Surely, it’s time for the US Congress to demand a strategic approach to foreign policy that is in harness with America’s major allies? Thoughts?

Opinion – Turkish citizens feeling incresingly insecure and ‘nostalgic’: IPSOS Survey – Hurriyet Daily News

This article published by Turkey‘s Hurriyet Daily News is amazingly understated, presumably this is necessary to assure publication in Erdogan‘s Turkey? IPSOS is a global market-research and consulting organization, headquartered in Paris, so the findings are stunning in their non-information. Perhaps, this is a  new form of fake-news? Thoughts?