Linda Thomas-Greenfield es la tercera embajadora afroamericana y la segunda mujer afroamericana que ocupa el cargo.
Linda Thomas-Greenfield is the third African-American and second African-American woman to hold the position.
El sábado, la "policía del mundo" no logró condenar al Trump por la insurrección en su propio Capitolio. Después de votar, Mitch McConnell dijo que era culpable.
On Saturday, the police of the world failed to convict the leader of an insurrection on its own capitol. After voting not to convict, Mitch McConnell said Donald Trump was guilty.
Los dos líderes mantuvieron su primera llamada desde que Biden asumió el cargo el 10 de febrero.
The two leaders held their first call since Biden took office on Feb. 10.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala fue bloqueada para ocupar el puesto en 2020 por la administración Trump y Corea del Sur, el hogar de su rival que acaba de abandonar la contienda.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was blocked from the post in 2020 by the Trump administration and South Korea — the home of her rival who just dropped out of contention.
In London last week, I met a Nigerian man who succinctly expressed the reaction of much of the world to America these days. “Your country has gone crazy,” he said, with a mixture of outrage and amusement. “I’m from Africa. I know crazy, but I didn’t ever think I would see this in America!”
There are many ways to evaluate the Trump presidency at the six-month mark. What I am struck by is the path not taken, the lost opportunity. Donald Trump had many flaws, but during the campaign, he tapped into a real set of problems facing America and a deep frustration with the existing political system. Additionally, he embraced and expressed -- somewhat inconsistently -- a populism that went beyond the traditional left-right divide. What would things look like at this point if President Trump had governed in the manner of a pragmatic, jobs-oriented reformer who was relentlessly focused on the “forgotten” Americans of whom he often speaks?
The latest revelations about Russia and Donald Trump’s campaign are useful because they might help unravel the mystery that has always been at the center of this story. Why has Trump had such a rosy attitude toward Russia and Vladimir Putin? It is such an unusual position for Trump that it begs for some kind of explanation.
Donald Trump’s foreign policy, such as it is, rests on a massive and apparently indestructible contradiction. Trump wants the United States to remain the “essential” nation, the best embodiment of Western ideals of freedom and democracy, while at the same time deliberately alienating many of our traditional “allies,” whose support the United States desperately needs. American leadership becomes difficult, if not impossible.
After arriving in Poland yesterday, the US president has taken advantage of his short visit to make statements that set the tone on his second international tour.
Donald Trump returned from his first overseas trip convinced that he had unified America’s historic Arab allies, dealt a strong blow against terrorism and calmed the waters of an unruly Middle East. Since then we have seen a series of terror attacks in Europe and the Middle East, and an open split within the Arab world. What is going on?
There was no need for President Trump to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement to achieve his goal of overturning the Obama administration’s global warming policy. This had already occurred through court rulings and executive orders, which effectively halted higher vehicle fuel economy standards (up to 54.5 miles per gallon) and ended the Clean Power Plan program, which pushed electric utilities to shift away from coal.
Tucked down in some news coverage about the recent death of Manuel Noriega, the former dictator of Panama, were accounts of the 1989 U.S. invasion of that Central American country to arrest Noriega, a longtime CIA asset turned collaborator with mega drug dealers.
We now have a Trump Doctrine, and it is, in its conception at least, the most radical departure from a bipartisan American foreign policy since 1945. In an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal, National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn and national security adviser H.R. McMaster explain that President Trump has “a clear-eyed outlook that the world is not a ‘global community’ but an arena where nations, nongovernmental actors and businesses engage and compete for advantage.”
This week’s bombing in Manchester was another gruesome reminder that the threat from radical Islamic terrorism is ongoing. And President Trump’s journey to the Middle East illustrated yet again how the country central to the spread of this terrorism, Saudi Arabia, has managed to evade and deflect any responsibility for it. In fact, Trump has given Saudi Arabia a free pass and a free hand in the region.
After nearly three decades in prison, condemned by justice for the acts committed during his dictatorship, Manuel Antonio Noriega has died at age 83 of a brain tumor.
There has been much focus on Donald Trump’s erratic foreign policy -- the outlandish positions, the many flip-flops, the mistakes. But far more damaging in the long run might be what some have termed the Trump effect -- the impact of Trump on the domestic politics of other countries. That effect appears to be powerful, negative and enduring. It could undermine decades of American foreign policy successes.
The last thing President Trump now needs is for the stock market to go south on him. After all, he’s got worries aplenty: abroad, North Korea, Syria, Russia and Brexit; at home, the stalled effort to repeal Obamacare; and uncertainty surrounding “tax reform.” Compared with this tapestry of troubles, the stock market has been a splendid blessing.
Every American administration takes a while to settle into a basic approach to the world. President Trump’s team has had a rockier start than most, with many important positions in every key agency still unfilled.
Everyone “knows” that Americans have soured on free trade and globalization, as President Trump keeps saying.
The Human Rights Watch (HRW) organization said in a report Tuesday that since 2014, five times the number of Venezuelans are emigrating to Brazil due to shortages of food and medicine in their own country, an example of how Venezuela"s humanitarian crisis is spilling across its borders.
I didn’t really believe that there was such a thing as Trump Derangement Syndrome -- hatred of Donald Trump so intense that it impairs people’s judgment.