Defense Secretary James Mattis broke with his boss Wednesday, saying diplomatic efforts to resolve a simmering crisis on the Korean Peninsula are still viable.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the Kremlin stands ready to work with the White House to help settle the Syria crisis. Lavrov’s deputy Mikhail Bogdanov also expressed hope that the opposition in the Arab country will take part in the Syria peace talks slated to be held in the Kazakh capital, Astana, on the 3rd and 4th of May.
This week, Eric Trump visited Uruguay on the taxpayer’s nickel, dancing our Secret Service and Embassy stooges around while “doing family business.” What is that family business, is it gambling or hotels or perhaps something a bit darker?
Jim W. Dean – The US Intelligence and defense communities are greatly concerned over things like Trump using his young 35 year old son-in-law and one of his sons, totally inexperienced in geopolitical affairs, for engaging in backdoor Trump family private diplomacy.
The sixth Heart of Asia Conference which was held in the Indian city of Amritsar on December 3 and 4, this year is likely to prove fruitless in achieving its goals due to secret diplomacy.
Jim W. Dean – It is always a pleasure to get a call to do a Debate Show, especially on a meaty topic like the ongoing military and geopolitical battles in Syria which seem to be nearing a possible tipping point.
Jim W. Dean – Lavrov takes the stage as the grand diplomatic professor at the opening of the Diplomatic Club in Moscow this week. I have to salute his optimism, as I am more of a cynic than he is.
Jim W. Dean – Uri pulls on the Israeli lion’s tail regarding domestic and geopolitical topics that militant Zionists would prefer the world remain dumb and happy.