“It is clear to all of us that the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end.” That is what US President Donald Trump’s secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, said at a meeting of foreign ministers in Rome in April. The assertion echoed a confident prediction in 2011 by former US President Barack Obama’s top Syria expert, Frederic Hof: “Our view is that this regime is the equivalent of a dead man walking.
A "virtual" forest sprouting on Times Square's renowned billboards, 1,000 free rain barrels for gritty city backyards and a parade of clean energy vehicles including hybrid garbage trucks are all helping New Yorkers go green for Earth Day on Friday.
U.S. President Donald Trump is calling for the "greatest military buildup in American history," to be financed in part by sharp cuts in funding for the country's diplomatic service and its major foreign aid agency. In a nutshell: more guns, less diplomacy.