War

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement that the United States is suspending the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty should worry everyone. […] The National Nuclear Security Administration announced that it has begun production of a new low-yield nuclear weapon […] Welcome to the new age of nuclear instability. This is a perilous time in which agreements that have restrained the most dangerous weapons on the planet are dissipating and threatening new technologies — including cyberweapons that could attack nuclear command and control systems — are advancing quickly. The likelihood of a nuclear accident or blunder seems to be growing by the day, 1 Feb 2019, The New York Times.

Donald Trump has announced he will impose “the highest level of economic sanctions” on Iran, violating an international nuclear agreement and a UN resolution, breaking decisively with US allies in Europe, and potentially triggering a new crisis in the Gulf, 9 May 2018, The Guardian.

President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday and announced plans to relocate the US Embassy there, a move expected to inflame tensions in the region and unsettle the prospects for peace, 6 Dec 2017, Cnn.