Stone approached Putin in the same way Buchanan approached Nixon during his famous 1982 interview. The results are that both men opened up to the wider world and all but the most fanatical dogmatists can see it.
The destruction of the Great Mosque of Mosul points to the continued survival of ISIS leader Ibrahim Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi and to his determination that the mosque where he declared himself Caliph should not fall into the hands of apostates.
French President Emmanuel Macron signals abandonment of regime change policy saying removal of President Assad from power is no longer France’s “priority” which will focus on working with Russia to defeat Jihadi terrorism instead.
Democrats’ defeat in bye-election in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District following a string of three other defeats confirms Russiagate is failing to gain traction and that the Democrats are going nowhere
Erdogan’s remarks are proximate related to Albania housing elements of the terrorist Gülen organisation. In the longer term, they are also related to Erdogan’s fears of the US abandoning its former Turkish ally in favour of Kurds in Syria and Iraq.