FROM Kristiana Peitz
Cancellation of 'Idomeneo' Enrages Germans One of the "key judgments" of the partly declassified National Intelligence Estimate is that “jihadists regard Europe as an important venue for attacking Western interests.” But Berlin's opera company has sparked bitter controversy by canceling an opera which might be offensive to Muslims. In Idomeneo , Mozart suggests that religion – any religion -- can produce superstition and inhumanity.
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?