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.
BY PETER NICHOLAS
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.
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
Author: Hunter Marston, ANU
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.
Leaving the Paris Agreement and other efforts to slow the globe’s transition from fossil fuels will ultimately undermine U.S. power.
BY ROBINSON MEYER
By cutting the funding to the UNRWA, Trump wants to eliminate the Palestinians’ demand for the right to return.