US officials scramble to limit Donald Trump’s diplomatic damage over Qatar tweets

Government agencies sought to mitigate the impact of presidents lambasting, restating existing policy and playing down the significance of the tweets The US state and defence departments have scrambled to limit the diplomatic damage done by Donald Trumps morning tweets lambasting Qatar, which is the hub for US military air operations across the Middle East.…

Trump and Brexit: parallel campaigns built on fear, anger and charisma

There are similarities between Trumps Latino-and-Muslim-free vision of the US and Leave campaign driver Nigel Farages goal to cleanse the UK of refugees Britain voted on Thursday to leave the European Union, after a campaign characterized by fear of immigration, anger over a perceived undemocratic bureaucracy and trust in a charismatic political outsider. If that…