FROM Michael Binyon
Russian-British Tit-for-Tat, Where Will It End? Russia has expelled four British diplomats from Moscow just three days after the UK sent four Russians home. It's tit-for-tat over the poisoning death of a former Russian spy in London. Britain wants Russia to extradite Andrei Lugovoy to stand trial for the murder of Alexander Litvinenko but, today, Moscow upped the ante, saying it's now "impossible" to cooperate with Britain against terrorism. Michael Binyon covers foreign affairs for the Times of London.
The 'deconstruction' of the administrative state President Trump has failed to fill high-level positions in important agencies — and some people he has named want to phase out the agencies they're supposed to lead. We look at the possible consequences for delivering services and providing security — and at top aide Steve Bannon's plans for "deconstructing the administrative state."
Cover-up or witch hunt?: The latest on the WH ties to Russia Less than two months into his Presidency, Donald Trump is struggling to get his agenda under way, making it harder himself with tweets that dominate public attention. Meanwhile, important questions are going unanswered: why have staff members and the Attorney General lied about contacts with Russian officials?
East Asia: President Trump's first foreign policy test Starting with North Korea's latest test of nuclear missiles, a chain of events is causing instability in Asia. Could it turn into the first real foreign policy crisis of the Trump Administration?
House Republicans release their Obamacare replacement As two House committees take up "repeal and replacement" of "Obamacare," there may be life left in the Affordable Care Act after all. Even Republicans are divided, and proposed changes won't make good on President Trump's promise to provide "health insurance for everybody."