The Trump Effect (5)

Mark MacKinnon, the Globe and Mail's senior international corespondent, says, in a recent article in that newspaper, that "No matter what happens on U.S. election day, no one will ever say that Donald Trump did not leave his mark on the world during his time as President of the United States." I had hoped that … Continue reading The Trump Effect (5)

Trumped?

The Economist said, a couple of days ago, that while the race for the White House is a little bit closer than it looks, Vice President Biden still looks heavily favoured to win, and to win convincingly, on election day: Former Bush (43) speechwriter David Frum suggests, in an article in The Atlantic, that we … Continue reading Trumped?

The enemy of my enemy is my friend

I said, about a month ago, that "I am no fan of Donald J Trump, but to the extent that he had anything at all to do with [the recent Middle east peace deals involving Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates] ... [then] ... he deserves the world’s thanks and credit for being a … Continue reading The enemy of my enemy is my friend

World’s worst nightmare

"The democratic world’s worst nightmare," Terry Glavin, writing in the Ottawa Citizen asserts, "is not an American election day victory for Trump’s Republicans, which would be catastrophic enough. It’s the prospect of Trump losing but refusing to relinquish power on the pretext of a purportedly illegitimate vote result. It is no longer far-fetched to imagine … Continue reading World’s worst nightmare

Those fabulous fifties?

Anyone else remember the 1950s? Norman Spector, a former federal and provincial public servant, who served at the very highest levels of government, diplomat (Ambassador to Israel), corporate "communications" (public relations) guru and author, remembers: And so do I. But I don't just remember high school dances and young love, because the 1950s were a … Continue reading Those fabulous fifties?

Is America entitled to be the leader?

Professors James Goldgeier and Bruce W Jentleson, in a provocative article in Foreign Affairs, say that despite the fact that the notion "That the United States should lead the world is often taken for granted, at least in Washington, D.C. ... [because] ... The country played that role for more than seven decades after World … Continue reading Is America entitled to be the leader?

I’m no expert, but …

Following on from my post of a few hours ago ... Let me repeat the first three words, in the title, with emphasis: I'm no expert. I know nothing about viruses and epidemiology and so on ... I do know a bit about radios and, especially, about the radio frequency spectrum, but those are not … Continue reading I’m no expert, but …

Preparing for Cold War 2.0

Nadia Schadlow, who is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute and, most recently, was U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy, has penned a useful article in Foreign Affairs in which she says that "No matter who is U.S. president come January, American policymakers will need to adopt new ideas about the country’s role in the … Continue reading Preparing for Cold War 2.0