The Observer view on Donald Trump’s foreign policy | Observer editorial | Opinion | The Guardian

In this penetrating and alarming editorial, the UK’s Observer argues that a directionless, foolish president has unlocked the weapons store. The bottom-line warning is that we are all in great peril.

Source: The Observer view on Donald Trump’s foreign policy | Observer editorial | Opinion | The Guardian

The Observer looks at the evidence, links the dots and concludes that Trump’s foreign policy has no strategy. Others have commented that it’s knee-jerk and designed to gain political traction by distancing him from Obama’s weak and indecisive record in foreign policy. The Observer article is par for the course from the world’s more liberal media.

However, conservative commentators are more flattering to Trump. For sure, the Observer article is biased in that it fails to articulate the global context and the evils of the regime in both Syria and North Korea.

After Obama’s disastrous eight years of foreign policy decisions, surely it’s fair to give Trump a chance?

Thoughts?

Xi-Trump meeting boosts dynamism in China-US ties – Editorial – Global Times

English: The Great Wall of China, near Beijing...

English: The Great Wall of China, near Beijing in July 2006. This is a section of Mutianyu. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Xi Jinping 习近平

Xi Jinping 习近平 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an important editorial from China‘s leading newspaper, the Global Times. The article suggests that the immediate effect of the two-day summit has experienced an influx of tremendous dynamism into the complicated China-US relationship. It cautiously concludes that the world’s anxieties over uncertainties can now find a level of solace through optimistic expectations.

Source: Xi-Trump meeting boosts dynamism in China-US ties – Global Times

Both the US and China were looking for a win-win meeting, which both presidents could present to their respective domestic audiences.

Trump has accepted a reciprocal state visit to China and both sides have agreed to structured talks on a wide range of issues.

This is good news and comes at the same time as a short-term chill in US relations with Russia, following the US intervention in Syria – bombing an airport used for launching military planes dropping chemical weapons.

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