Here’s a good article in the Washington Post by Dennis Ross, a distinguished fellow at the Washington Institute, formerly having served in senior national security positions in the Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Clinton and Obama administrations. I must admit, I identify with the thrust of the argument. Although oil prices are jittery, I sense that Trump will kick the can down the road yet again. This will be a partial victory for Iran and will probably harden Israel‘s resolve to tackle the Iranian threat. Thoughts?
This is a recommended op-ed, written by Madeleine Albright, published in the NYT. She was Secretary of State under Bill Clinton from 1997 to 2001. She takes a hard look at the growing popularity of Fascism and for her Trump is part of the problem rather than the solution. Sadly, she’s light on suggestions. Part of the challenge is the increasing polarization of power, with the alternative to the Far Right being the Far Left – for example, consider Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour Party in the UK. Political leaders representing the polarities turn to populism knowing that they can subordinate evidence and for them the end justifies the means. With Trump increasingly acting like a dictator, surely it will take a major crisis to effectively curtail Trump’s power? Thoughts?