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  • Washington's Utterly Failed Diplomacy

    Via The Strategic Culture Foundation, There seems no longer any attempt, or semblance, of seeking diplomacy by Washington. Sanctions and aggression are wielded with reckless abandon. Russia, China, and even America’s own supposed European allies are subject to sanctions by Washington in a high-handed dismissal of any mutual dialogue to resolve alleged grievances. US President Donald Trump has evolved a certain shrill maximalist attitude in international relations. It can be coined thus: my...

    Zero Hedge
  • Trump Is Repudiating Diplomacy with Iran

    If you don't want to negotiate with a government's fully empowered chief negotiator, you don't want to negotiate.

    The American Conservative
  • Trump swats at Macron for Iran diplomacy

    “No one is authorized in any way, shape, or form, to represent us!” Trump wrote on Twitter.

  • All-or-Nothing Diplomacy Always Yields Nothing

    As usual, an all-or-nothing approach to diplomacy leaves us with nothing.

    The American Conservative
  • Jon Huntsman leaves diplomacy's most turbulent job

    When former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman was confirmed unanimously by the Senate in September 2017 to be the next U.S. ambassador to Russia, relations between the two Cold War rivals were on thin ice. A month earlier, the Trump administration ordered Moscow to close three diplomatic facilities in the United States in retaliation for Moscow’s substantial cut to U.S. embassy staff on Russian soil. That move, in turn, was Russian President Vladimir Putin’s response to a comprehensive U.S. sanctions bill...

    Washington Examiner
  • How Trump backed the US into a corner with his farcical ‘diplomacy’

    Word of U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to sanction Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif did not seem to rattle the government in Iran. Zarif’s own reaction—that the U.S. is “isolating itself”—suggested the tone. Iran would not be intimidated. Iranian officials echoed each other, saying that the United States was afraid of Zarif’s eloquence. Iran’s President [
  • Iran FM: US sanctions against him 'failure' for diplomacy

    Iran's top diplomat says recent US sanctions against him reflect 'failure' of diplomacy

    ABC News