The Estrada doctrine is obsolete

It is reasonable to suspect that neither President Trump nor Vice President Pence has even heard about the Estrada Doctrine, formally adopted by the United States and other nations in 1980. According to this doctrine, the recognition of a government must be based upon its de facto existence rather than its legitimacy. It was proclaimed…

IL CERCHIO SI STRINGE ATTORNO A TRUMP

La “bellissima” lettera di sei pagine nella quale, secondo Trump, il primo ministro giapponese Shinzo Abe avrebbe proposto il conferimento del Premio Nobel per la Pace al presidente americano e’ stata condannata all’archivio dal fallimento dell’incontro al vertice di Hanoi. Di fatto, e’ un insuccesso che pesa in notevole misura sul futuro del presidente Trump…

Billions Down the Drain

Something has got to give in the Mexican standoff between President Trump and the Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives. Chances are that sooner or later, some money will be appropriated, a few billion dollars rather than the full amount that the president is trying to exact while he holds hundred of thousand of…

Trump and Macron, a dialogue between two ‘deaf’ presidents

French President Emmanuel Macron obviously likes to disturb a hornet’s nest, as he did just before President Trump landed in Paris for the celebration of victory in World War One. While calling for a “true European army,” Macron said something that was guaranteed to grate on the American president: “We have to protect ourselves with respect to China,…

GLI INTERROGATIVI DOPO LE ELEZIONI MIDTERM

L’onda blu dei democratici e’ risultata meno impetuosa rispetto alle aspettative ma e’ stata sufficiente per la conquista della Camera dei Rappresentanti mentre il presidente Trump e’ riuscito ad arginare le temute perdite repubblicane al Senato ed anzi aggiungere seggi con una reboante campagna personale. Di fatto, e’ gia’ cominciata la battaglia per le elezioni…

From fourth estate to Enemy of the people

President Trump, a leader who does not know much history, is certainly unaware of a speech made in 1956 by Nikita Khruschev to denounce Stalin’s cult of personality in which he called for an end to the use of the term “enemy of the people” by reminding Russians that it was used to “annihilate” individuals who disagreed with Stalin.…