After Trump’s March 17 meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s Feb. 9 meeting with Federica Mogherini, the EU high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, it is clear to both Berlin and Brussels that on the main international agenda issues, the EU will have to develop an independent foreign policy.
With Brexit, a new European coalition is emerging that will be the main contributor to the shaping and defining of EU foreign and Middle East policy. This coalition will include Germany, France and the EU headquarters in Brussels. more …
Opinion: How the world loves its own:
It matters not that Mahmoud Abbas is an unelected president:
Or that he is responsible for tens of thousands of Israeli deaths:
President Trump is meeting Abbas in mid-April (tba) after meeting el-Sisi of Egypt and Abdullah II of Jordan. His demeanor should give us clues as to whether he will keep his campaign promise to move the US embassy to Jerusalem.
On May 2, 2017 the president will have to decide on the embassy move, or sign a six-month extension like his predecessors.