Republican frontrunner Donald Trump outlined his “American First” foreign policy vision in a major speech yesterday, offering a stinging rebuke — possibly the definitive refutation — of a position no one holds.
Ecuador slowly recovers from a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake; U.N. peacekeepers prepare to leave the Democratic Republic of Congo; and Emirati men watch a bullfight in the UAE. Henry JohnsonHenry Johnson is a fellow at Foreign Policy. He has previously written for LobeLog and graduated from Claremont McKenna College with a degree in history.
A sharp escalation in violence in Syria, punctuated by an overnight airstrike on a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Aleppo, has given way to a grim reality: The cease-fire between the government and rebel forces has collapsed and peace talks to resolve the five-year civil war are at a standstill.