The Trump Shuffle: Two Steps Back, One Leap Forward

… Kurt Volker is one of the worst possible choices for this appointment, unless the plan is to accelerate the end of the standoff between Kiev and the Donbass.

Regardless, it highlights the mixed bag that is Donald Trump. Watching him work in geopolitics is an exercise in surviving whiplash.

Thursday, Poland speech bad. Friday, Putin meeting good. Sunday, insults China on North Korea. Monday, Ukraine appointment really bad. Tuesday, Rex Tillerson is in Qatar to clean up Jared Kushner’s mess.

The Saker is convinced the U.S. doesn’t have a strategy in Syria anymore—and that there are currently no less than four different agendas playing out in different parts of the country…

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