Will Trump Benefit From A ‘Rally Around The Flag’ Effect After The Syria Airstrike?

 Posted by on 2017-04-10 at 00:34  donald trump, Politics, Reblog, syria, trump, war  Comments Off on Will Trump Benefit From A ‘Rally Around The Flag’ Effect After The Syria Airstrike?
Apr 102017
 

Most foreign policy entanglements do not result in a “rally around the flag” event — when a president’s popularity jumps because Americans rally behind their commander-in-chief.

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59 Missiles Don’t Equal a Foreign Policy

 Posted by on 2017-04-08 at 16:36  assad, donald trump, News, opinion, Politics, putin, Reblog, russia, syria, trump, war, war crimes  Comments Off on 59 Missiles Don’t Equal a Foreign Policy
Apr 082017
 

It has been a head-spinning week watching the Trump administration stumble into its first international crisis only to emerge with a transformed policy on the use of force in the Middle East, announced on Thursday with the unlea

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What Did Putin Know and When Did He Know It?

 Posted by on 2017-04-08 at 15:34  assad, isis, News, Reblog, refugee, russia, syria, trump, war crimes  Comments Off on What Did Putin Know and When Did He Know It?
Apr 082017
 

As U.S. Tomahawk missiles soared over the Mediterranean toward Syria’s al-Shayrat airbase, speculation was already flying about how the attack would affect the thaw in U.S.-Russia relations anticipated since Donald Trump took office.

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Someone just hung a giant poster of Vladimir Putin off the Manhattan bridge

 Posted by on 2016-10-06 at 20:58  News, nyc, Politics, putin, Reblog, russia, syria  Comments Off on Someone just hung a giant poster of Vladimir Putin off the Manhattan bridge
Oct 062016
 

At least two people unfurled the giant banner around 1:45 p.m., the New York Post reports. The incident coincides with the US and Russia suspending bilateral talks on the Syrian civil war and Russian officials threatening to shoot down US planes flying over Syria without warning.

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This man has been trapped in a Turkish airport for a year

 Posted by on 2016-03-18 at 23:00  eu, humanitarian, Politics, Reblog, refugee, syria, turkey  Comments Off on This man has been trapped in a Turkish airport for a year
Mar 182016
 

ISTANBUL — Fadi Mansour wanted to go to Europe, but he was afraid of the sea. Even at the beginning of last year, months before arrival numbers on Greece’s islands surged, deaths were frequent; it was March and the water was icy cold.

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