Twelve Democratic hopefuls faced off in Ohio in mid-October in the largest US presidential primary debate in history. Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump has withdrawn US military personnel from the war zones of Syria. The New York Times quotes Aleksandr Shumilin, a Middle East specialist at the Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow, as saying, “This is an unexpected gift for Putin.”
"If terrorists would only look, they’d see their savagery only brings out the best in people. They’re going to reap no converts nor cow them into submission to their cause"
Jordan has vowed earth-shaking vengeance
“Hating America and all it stands for seems to be the fashion these days”
US drama in global context
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