China Summons US Ambassador Over Sanctions Scandal

China’s foreign ministry summoned the US ambassador on Saturday to lodge an official protest over the sanctions imposed by the United States against a Chinese military organization for buying Russian fighter jets and missiles, state media reported. The announcement came just hours after a Chinese…

Harnessing the Power of Women Foreign Ministers

Expand  Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland meets High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Council Federica Mogherini during the EU-Canada joint ministerial committee meeting at the European Council in Brussels, Belgium, November, 2017. © 2017…

Mercy With Responsibility: The Dalai Lama Is Correct on Europe – YouTube

The west does indeed have a responsibility to aid those our own foreign policies displaced (See: Iraq, Syria, Libya) but we do not have any responsibility to resettle people in our land on a permanent basis. I hope the left intends to call the Dalai…

Assault On Syria’s Idlib Risks “Scattering Terrorists” Abroad, French Foreign Minister Warns

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian warned this week in a surprisingly frank statement that a Syrian government offensive on anti-Assad insurgent held Idlib could scatter thousands of foreign militants abroad, posing a security threat to the West. His comments were made on Tuesday, after France…

Papadopoulos Sentenced To 14 Days In Prison For Lying To FBI In Mueller Probe

Trump’s former campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos was sentenced to 14 days in jail, the first campaign official to be sentenced as part of Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian election interference. Papadopoulos was sentenced to one year of supervised release, 200 hours of community…

Germany’s New Foreign Policy Towards The US Will Take Time To Yield Results

Authored by Andrew Korybko via Oriental Review, Germany is preparing to roll out its new foreign policy towards the US. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas announced that his country will unveil Berlin’s new approach shortly but said that it would be “balanced” and seek to “strengthen the autonomy…

Will Someone In Washington Play The Ace Of Spades Before November?

Authored by James George Jatras via The Strategic Culture Foundation, With regard to American foreign and security policy, President Donald Trump presents a paradox. Aside from some harsh bluster (“fire and fury” directed towards Pyongyang in the lead-up to an unprecedented US-North Korea summit), Trump…

Germans ‘Too Lazy’ To Counter-Protest “Racist” Demonstrations After Migrants Arrested In Stabbing

Angela Merkel’s foreign minister effectively called Germans lazy for not counter-protesting thousands of angry East Germans who took to the streets of Chemnitz after two migrants were arrested in a fatal stabbing of a German man, reports AP.  “We have to get off the couch and…

Freeland Confirms US, Canada Trade Talks To Continue, Sees “Win-Win-Win Deal Within Reach”

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland held a press conference at 1630ET to confirm the next steps in US-Canada trade talks pointing out that she believes US is negotiating with good faith (dismissing the US media’s assumptions from Trump’s leaked comments). Freeland added that “Canada…

The Sick Man Of Europe Returns

Authored by former German foreign minister Joschka Fischer via Project Syndicate, When the Republic of Turkey emerged from the wreckage of the Ottoman Empire after World War I, its national ambition was to join Europe as a modern, secular state. But after much progress, Turkish…