American Presidency

Trump's Aggressive Stance Against Pakistan Seen Viable to Regional Stability

 

Like many Afghans, I was not expecting that President Donald Trump would break 16 years of U.S. silence to publicly slam Pakistan for providing safe havens to the Afghan Taliban, as he did in his remarks on the United States' policy in Afghanistan and South Asia.

"We can no longer be silent about Pakistan's safe havens," Trump said on Aug. 21 in Fort Myer Arlington, Va. "Pakistan has much to gain from partnering with our effort in Afghanistan. It has much to lose by continuing to harbor terrorists."

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The ‘danger’ of Trump’s fake news rhetoric

The ‘danger’ of Trump’s fake news rhetoric

The U.S. media has become used to being derided as “fake news” by Donald Trump on Twitter. This week was no different, with the president blasting the “fake news media” and “truly bad people” in the wake of the killing of a protester at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, while he celebrated the return of his former chief strategist Steve Bannon to Breitbart: “Fake news needs the competition!”

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