Trump Is Ill-Suited to Respond to the Coronavirus Outbreak (Defense One)

A crisis that is heading into its third month could draw out every personal and managerial failing that the president has shown to this point.


Donald Caesar (Project-Syndicate)

Now that US President Donald Trump has avoided any punishment for his brazen abuse of power, he should be compared not to other democratic leaders, but to the notorious tyrants of the past. As it happens, the similarities between Trump and the most notorious Roman caesars are striking – and should give all Americans pause.

Josiah Osgood, Professor and Chair of Classics at Georgetown University, is the author, most recently, of How to Be a Bad Emperor: An Ancient Guide to Truly Terrible Leaders.

Trump avant son procès en destitution : and so what ? (IFRI)

Les audiences de Donald Trump devant le Sénat commenceront le 21 janvier. Le président devra répondre des charges d’impeachment qui pèsent contre lui, à quelques mois des élections, lors desquelles il sera candidat à sa propre succession… Analyse avec Laurence Nardon, directrice du programme Amérique du Nord à l’Ifri

Laurence NARDON, invitée de Fabienne Sintes dans “Un jour dans le monde” sur France Inter

How Qassem Soleimani Forced Donald Trump Back into the Middle East (BESA Center)

Qassem Soleimani was emboldened by the US administration’s failure to respond to repeated Iranian efforts to destabilize the Persian Gulf—so much so that he felt it was safe to attack Americans directly in Iraq. President Trump, who so recently was eager to leave the Middle East, ordered the killing of Soleimani in retaliation—drawing the US back into the Middle East.


UNRWA and Trump’s attempt to erase the Palestinian people (Al Jazeera)

By cutting the funding to the UNRWA, Trump wants to eliminate the Palestinians’ demand for the right to return.