Realpolitik trumps neutrality

Realpolitik trumps neutrality
Vladimir Putin

In voting for Brexit, Britain rejected the EU and imperiled Ireland’s economy, yet it was vital we stood side by side with Theresa May over the Skripal poisoning

Most Irish people are still in disbelief that the most powerful country in the world freely elected Donald J Trump to the White House. His disruptive antics are watched with fascination. Alternatively provocative, outrageous, insulting, repulsive – he never fails to entertain.

Yet nobody in Ireland confuses the US president with the United States or its people. Somehow, it is suspected that behind all the bombast and chaos, the real business of government goes on. Therefore,...

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