Russia ‘one step from war’ with U.S. after Syria airstrike | Daily Mail Online

English: SOCHI. With President of Syria Bashar...

English: SOCHI. With President of Syria Bashar al-Assad. Русский: СОЧИ, БОЧАРОВ РУЧЕЙ. С Президентом Сирии Башаром Асадом. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

GRAND KREMLIN PALACE, MOSCOW. Dmitry Anatolyev...

GRAND KREMLIN PALACE, MOSCOW. Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev takes the presidential oath. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Much as I dislike the sensationalism of the reporting from the UK’s Daily Mail, it captures the fears of a retaliatory escalation following Trump’ bombing in Syria. It cites Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev denouncing Donald Trump for attacking ‘the legitimate government of Syria’ and for allegedly breaking international law without the approval of the UN.

Source: Russia ‘one step from war’ with U.S. after Syria airstrike | Daily Mail Online

The rhetoric is getting ugly as the US explores the evidence of Russian complicity in chemical attacks. But we now have a dangerous situation in which two of the world’s leaders are narcissists supported by populism and fake news.

Thoughts?

Trump to make China state visit, says top US diplomat – BBC News

Xi Jinping 习近平

Xi Jinping 习近平 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


The BBC reports that Mr Trump accepted the Chinese President Xi Jinping‘s invitation to make a state visit to Beijing.

Source: Trump to make China state visit, says top US diplomat – BBC News

So we must conclude that the visit of Xi to Trump went well and both sides are now committed to a structured dialogue.

Thoughts?