Tuesday, December 24, 2019

I've been looking at Trump's instinct to pull the plug on U.S. allies

I've been looking at Trump's instinct to pull the plug on U.S. allies

One of my favorite things about the holiday season in Paris is the late-rising sun. No need to get up early. Dawn comes around 8:00 a.m., sunrise 30 or 40 minutes later. And some of the perspectives are unforgettable.

I'll be sending my Christmas and New Year's emails a little closer to the date, but here's wishing you a bit in advance amazing holidays full of life and love.

Meanwhile, these are some of the stories I've been working on over the last month.


However the Afghan war ends, it's not going to smell like victory.


Published Dec. 17, 2019 

There may be a reasonable way forward in Afghanistan—and Trump may even have signed on to it—but on all sides the people who need to believe him simply don't trust him.


Published Dec. 15, 2019 

Trump and Macron are both right: NATO as we've known it is obsolete; NATO as it stands with Trump as president of its greatest power is, yes, brain dead.


Published Dec. 04, 2019 

Newly released emails suggest that in 2017 the then-ambassador lost her password for classified communication, and so she used a different system.


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