"In recent years, the United States has become part of a growing chorus of nations that have objected to China’s claims over the South China Sea."
"Trump’s slash and burn policies towards China have always been fraught with inconsistencies."
"... The illusion that the state may disappear from world politics, giving way to trans-boundary supranational entities, has finally been dispelled."
"... for those with short memories there was a flood of it being spread on various web forums by what I believe was a army of paid disinformation agents."
"The Hungarian government has been continuously in the crossfire of criticism ... from Western European press outlets and from left-wing and liberal groups in the European Parliament."
Nordstream 2 is "a logical development stemming from the facts that Russia wants to provide gas and Germany wants to buy it, which led to a mutually acceptable agreement and commitment of many billions of dollars, largely by the firms Uniper and Wintershall of Germany, Royal Dutch Shell, Austria’s OMV and Engie of France in association with Russia’s Gazprom — an impressive example of European pragmatism."