FROM Mark Bellamy
Post-Election Violence in Kenya Grows Kenya appeared to be an island of stability in Africa until this weekend's contested presidential election. Since then, some 260 people have died since election officials claimed that President Mwai Kibaki was re-elected over the heavily favored challenger, Raila Odinga . What does the unrest mean for Africa as a whole and America's interests? Among the duties of Mark Bellamy, who was US Ambassador to Kenya from 2003 to 2006, was directing counterterrorism programs in the Horn of Africa.
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?
Trump's ethical conflicts pile up as transparency diminishes President Trump's refusal to reveal his income tax returns is just one example of a lack of transparency that could be hiding conflicts of interest. Other conflicts are already obvious from his appointments. And he's being sued for using his job to increase his profits.
After Syria strike a new Trump doctrine emerges The President who promised an end to entanglements in the Middle East and snuggled up to Vladimir Putin has now outraged Russia with surprise missile attacks on Syria. That's raised questions about who's running the White House? We hear a variety of answers.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.