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Last week’s Brussels NATO summit made news — but not for what transpired in its meetings. Rather, the headlines were all about NATO’s sidelines

 

The post-War global order based on the UN and Bretton Woods institutions may be in crisis, but an alternative is not on the horizon as yet

 

Let’s face it: We are turning into, literally, a species of killjoys. The prime examples of this evolutionary trait are those that comprise the Islamic State or Al Qaeda and their adherents outside the West, or even India for that matter. Their latest outrage, in a repetitively numbing pattern, was obviously in Manchester, targeting children at a concert. 

 

For all its reputation on international security, Britain is failing in one important task: protecting itself from jihadi terror.

 

Poor Donald Trump. Back from his whirlwind Middle East tour — to escape rumours about how deep his closeness to a certain world leader runs — only to find talk of his loose lips still looming large, rather like a third presence, over the NATO summit.

 

Poor Donald Trump. Back from his whirlwind Middle East tour — to escape rumours about how deep his closeness to a certain world leader runs — only to find talk of his loose lips still looming large, rather like a third presence, over the NATO summit.

 

It’s going to be a tough couple of weeks for Britain’s Theresa May. With general elections scheduled for the beginning of next month — it seems that ISIS has left its comment on the British parliamentary system that insists on returning to power those who maintain a militarised foreign policy.

 

“Europe and the world,” declared a victorious Emmanuel Macron addressing cheering crowds gathered outside the glass pyramid in front of the Louvre, “expect us to defend the spirit of the Enlightenment that is threatened in so many places.”

 

For the Islamic State, which claimed responsibility for Monday night’s suicide attack in Manchester that left at least 22 people dead and 59 injured, all those who were present at the city’s main indoor arena to attend Ariana Grande’s concert were infidels. 

 

The great problem in knowing whether Korea is about to explode is in judging which words to take seriously and which to ignore.

 


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