Wednesday May 27, 2020

Crowbar diplomacy leaves West in disarray

The US president’s most recent misadventures have left Theresa May with egg on her face and Nato with a lot to think about, but Vladimir Putin probably won’t have been too displeased

15th July, 2018
US president Donald Trump addresses a press conference at the Nato summit in Brussels Picture: Getty

Make way for the new world order, as brought to you by the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: US president Donald Trump, Russian president Vladimir Putin, Chinese president Xi and North Korean leader Kim Jung-un. With Boris Johnson, the British disruptor in chief, riding shotgun.

In their 70-year history, western alliances have never seemed shakier. Bonds that have endured since World War II have been rent and ripped asunder. Adversaries have become allies, while allies...

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