After months of trade war with China, US subjected its EU and NAFTA partners to steel and aluminum tariffs. EU leaders missed a year seeking appeasement with Trump’s protectionism. It’s time to defend the multilateral trading regime.
Considering the seeds of crisis that the self-serving policies of the Western elites have sowed, the responses to the crises will be calls for and acceptance of authoritarian rule. It is entirely possible that the democratic era is approaching its end.
Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal was the wrong decision at the wrong time. It is likely to compound global political, economic and security risks. Now the EU, along with Russia and China, must sustain the nuclear deal.
The international community should make a greater effort to engage with the Congolese pseudo-dictator Joseph Kabila to entice him to step down voluntarily—while doing their upmost to ensure his people do not suffer any additional harm.