Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- May 2, 2017

Robbie Gramer and Emily Tamkin, The Cable/Foreign Policy: 5 Takeaways From Trump’s Call With Putin

Today, President Donald Trump spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The two leaders’ call was highly anticipated, not least because of the bizarre ongoing saga over Russia hacking its way through the U.S. presidential campaign to get Trump elected.

The official White House and Kremlin readouts from the call are vague, but what’s not in them is arguably as important as what is in them.

What they said they talked about:

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- May 2, 2017

What Do Syrians Want Their Future to Be? A Survey of Refugees in Turkey -- Kristin Fabbe, Chad Hazlett, and Tolga Sinmazdemir, Foreign Affairs

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad: Propped up by Tehran and Moscow -- Kersten Knipp, DW

How much of a shift is the new Hamas policy document? -- Yolande Knell, BBC

A US president hosts a Palestinian leader. Has anything changed? Maybe. -- Howard LaFranchi, CSM

Exporting North Korea’s Nukes -- Chris Douglas, The Strategist

The China–North Korea Relationship -- Eleanor Albert, Council on Foreign Relations

Averting Catastrophe: U.S. Policy Options for North Korea -- RCD

Time For Donald Trump to Welcome Kim Jong Un -- Jacob Heilbrunn, National Interest

Five Scenarios for Brexit – With Only One Good Outcome -- Yale Global

Italy Is Europe's Next Big Problem -- Ferdinando Giugliano, Bloomberg

Future of Europe Hinges on a Face-Off in France -- Lauren Collins, The New Yorker

Protests alone won’t fix Venezuela. This approach could. -- Jennifer McCoy, Reuters

New Cold War at Sea Is Brewing -- USNI

Trump Has Decided to Blame Canada -- Noah Feldman, Bloomberg

Trump's Embrace of Despots Is U.S. Norm, Not Departure -- Glenn Greenwald, Intercept


Aizino Smith said...

Xi likes his pitbull to much.

Jay Farquharson said...

Trump's not Xi's pitbull, more like a yappy lapdog.

Aizino Smith said...

North Korea has been China's pitbull.

Nice try loser.

Jay Farquharson said...


Twitler himself noted that it only took Xi 10 minutes to make him stop yapping, sit up and roll over on trade, the Yuan, and China's relationship with the NORK's,

That makes Twitler a fluffy little orange hued yappy little lapdog, not a pitbull.

Aizino Smith said...

Trump tweets: 'Time will tell' on trade with China - POLITICO

Same old Jay. Same delusional asshole.

Jay Farquharson said...



Anonymous said...

Can you imagine having a beer with Jay? Always lmfao'ing about his own jokes and comments?

Jay Farquharson said...

Bush II was the guy to have a beer with, apparently,

Funny how that worked out,

LMFAO, unending war, Global Economic Collapse,
and a 6 pack of Pabst Blue Label Lite,


At my house we serve Old Woodenhead Smoked Porter.

Aizino Smith said...

JabberJay cited Vox. Now there is a sewer source.

I've gone their a few times and at time there is some good stuff, but mostly it is just a cesspit.

Jay Farquharson said...


Vox rhymes with Faux, thought you would like it,

Other than the fact it's just not rape'y as much as your mainstay

The Rebel cite was just hilarous, better than 4chan,