The Saudi's lack of beforehand knowledge about the assassination, and their tepid response to it, may signify tension in future of Trump-MBS relations.
Yes, Trump is a Saudi Arabia sycophant. But we only hear about that so much because fellow Saudi sycophants want US-Saudi relations to remain secretive.
Peter Thiel, known defender of people's rights to say what they want online.
Then they try to play it off in a way that brings all her other endorsements into question...
NATO is struggling to maintain hegemony, but in many ways, it's just as strong as ever. However, Turkey's diverging interests from most of NATO may greatly weaken it.
The pipeline is a major piece of energy infrastructure that can't be sanctioned or controlled by the US.
Shifting some manufacturing jobs to Taiwan isn't an isolationist act - it's temporary management of a multi-national economic project. They aren't consolidating business into Taiwan, they're also spreading into Southeast Asia. And as soon as its politically viable to work in China again, they will.
The US has to "protect" Taiwan, and Hong Kong, but the reason there's so much anxiety in the West about them shows that China's gravity is too strong to overcome. Any type of internal economic growth of Taiwan can be utilized by China. And the fact that Taiwanese companies are more integrated into SE Asia doesn't change that, because China itself is even more integrated in SE Asia.