The Trump administration is pushing the US further away from Europe and key allies in its response to the Gaza crisis

Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters The Trump administration’s response to the violence in Gaza this week once again places it at odds with Europe and key US allies. The UK, France, and Germany have responded more forcefully to the violence than the US and have expressed concern about Israel’s response to the demonstrations against the new US embassy […]

Trump administration to unveil new sales policy to make it easier for allies to buy arms – report

US President Donald Trump will roll out a new weapons sales policy which will make it easier for America’s allies to buy weapons from the country’s biggest arms manufacturers, a new report says. The administration is expected to provide a set of guidelines which will “speed up the approval of arms exports” to certain allies, […]

The Walking Dead season 8 finale: Rick Grimes to be BETRAYED by allies in shock twist?

The Walking Dead’s hero, Rick Grimes (played by Andrew Lincoln) has been through a tough ride on the hit AMC show.  He lost his son, Carl (Chandler Riggs) to a fatal zombie bite in the first instalment of the second half of season eight. And it seems his troubles didn’t improve much as he found […]

US & allies will try to get Moscow on board for new UNSC resolution after attacking Syria – report

In what could be a surprising twist of events, the trio of Western allies, who just antagonized Russia with a strike on Syria, now want to go the diplomatic route and persuade Moscow to back their new draft at the UN, AFP reports. The draft resolution, authored by the US, the UK and France, was […]

The missile defense system that the US and its allies rely on fails just about everywhere it’s used

In March, a Patriot missile launch didn’t go as planned in Saudi Arabia while intercepting missiles fired by Houthi forces in Yemen.  Author Jeffrey Lewis examined two missile attacks on Saudi Arabia and didn’t find any evidence that Saudi Arabia had intercepted missiles using Patriot missiles.  That raises uncomfortable questions about the United States, which […]

A major US publisher linked to Trump allies has put out a 97-page propaganda spread on the Saudi crown prince

Mark Wilson/Getty Images A major US publisher with links to President Donald Trump has released a nearly 100-page magazine devoted exclusively to praising Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.  The magazine has been popping up at retailer across the US, and seems to be part of a reported multi-million-dollar global PR campaign to change […]

3yrs of civilian deaths in Yemen don’t hold US & allies back from selling arms to Saudis – Amnesty

Hundreds of Yemenis have become victims of reckless arms sales by the US and its allies to Saudi Arabia, whose coalition has indiscriminately used Western weapons in its 3-year bombing campaign, Amnesty International has warned. The rights group has analyzed numerous instances in which Yemeni civilians, including women and children, were killed or injured by […]

After disaster in Pennsylvania, Trump’s allies are divided on what his strategy should be next

Jeff Swensen/Getty Images President Donald Trump is on a bit of a losing streak after Pennsylvania’s special election. Some are concerned about his campaigning strategy moving into the 2018 midterms. President Donald Trump’s preferred candidates have been on a recent losing streak in recent months, leading his allies to question what his strategy should be […]

One of America’s closest allies could be the biggest loser if talks between Trump and Kim Jong-Un go south

AP Photo/Evan Vucci On Thursday, President Donald Trump accepted North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s invitation to meet, setting in motion a potentially historic diplomatic engagement on the subject of its missile program. Though the exact time and location of the meeting has yet to be announced, the news appears to have taken Japan by surprise. […]