Front Cover The Economist November 19th

Dear Europe, Trump’s Just Not That Into You

Europe’s leaders, with the exception of Nigel Farage and Marine Le Pen, have been ridiculing and outright demonizing Trump ever since he declared his candidacy. They’ve said similar things about him that they say about Vladimir Putin, and in the 2016 fake news avalanche they’ve thrown the two together in various ways and for reasons…

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NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM JAN 19 2017

While most eyes are turned to Washington and the impending inauguration of Donald Trump as the next President of the USA, there has been another geopolitical earthquake (well, in fact, several). This one is in the Middle East, but portends even bigger developments: Turkey fights alongside Russia and Iran – unthinkable a short while ago

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In Last Farewell, Russia Slams Obama Whose “Dumb” Actions “Claimed Tens Of Thousands Of Lives”

In a scathing Facebook post, Russia’s former president and current Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev (who less than five years ago was assured by Obama that “he would have more flexibility) “gave his final assessment” of US-Russia relations during the Obama administration, and lashed out at the outgoing US president, accusing him of destroying relations “between…