FROM Andrew North
President Meets with Iraq's Sunni VP as Violence Continues From Washington today comes news that there will be no change in Iraq policy , at least this year. Meantime, in Saudi Arabia more than 30 prominent Sunni clerics said Shiites are taking over Iraq and called on Sunnis around the Middle East to support the insurgency. In Iraq itself, dozens of day laborers from the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City where killed and wounded by car bombs.
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.
White House flip flops: NATO, Syria and China In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?