- Why does US President Donald Trump keep making empty threats against other countries?
While his detractors think he is simply a braggart, a fool, and an ignoramus, there could be a less unflattering, though equally depressing, explanation.
- Anatole Kaletsky
- Project Syndicate
LONDON – Will Donald Trump back down in his trade war with China, or will he win it?
The answer is probably both. Trump’s characteristic sequence of blood-curdling threats – “fire and fury,” “squeeze Iran’s exports to zero,” “tariffs on everything Chinese,” “consequences the likes of which few have ever suffered” – followed by a handshake, a…
The most dramatic example was Trump’s abandonment of any…