JACK F. MATLOCK, JR. – Interference by the United States and its NATO allies in Ukraineâ€™s civil struggle has exacerbated the crisis within Ukraine, undermined the possibility of bringing the two easternmost provinces back under Kyivâ€™s control, and raised the specter of possible conflict between nuclear-armed powers. Furthermore, in denying that Russia has a â€œrightâ€ to oppose extension of a hostile military alliance to its national borders, the United States ignores its own history of declaring and enforcing for two centuries a sphere of influence in the Western hemisphere.
What Happened? Assessing the Singapore Summit
MEL GURTOV – Whatever substantive agreements were reached took place between Trump and Kim alone, without any top advisers. And hereâ€™s where the trouble begins: the contrary claims that are bound to emerge about who promised what.