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Joined on March 27, 2013

"Shia Iraqis may be loosely aligned with Iran, but they don't subscribe to the Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The Iranian way is not all what Shia Iraqis want."—Angela Dewan, CNN
Let's replace the Iran nuclear deal with the Trump deal. That's what we need to see. President Trump is a great dealmaker by his own account, and by many others. Let's work together to replace the JCPOA and get the Trump deal instead.—British PM Boris Johnson
I’m far from a Trump supporter. But impossible not to call Iran outcome a win for US president and a big opportunity going forward.—Ian Bremmer President of Eurasia Group
The assassination of Qasem Suleimani does nothing to solve the problem created by Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, when he decided to liquidate the US presence in Iraq in excessive haste, squandering all that had been achieved in the “surge” that ended the last Iraqi civil war. The upside of killing Soleimani is that the Iran regime’s bluff has been called and its vulnerability exposed for everyone in the region to see.—Niall Ferguson
To the leaders of Iran - DO NOT KILL YOUR PROTESTERS. Thousands have already been killed or imprisoned by you, and the World is watching, More importantly, the USA is watching. Turn your internet back on and let reporters roam free! Stop the killing of your great Iranian people!—Donald J Trump tweet
"On Trade, France makes excellent wine, but so does the U.S. The problem is that France makes it very hard for the U.S. to sell its wines into France, and charges big Tariffs, whereas the U.S. makes it easy for French wines, and charges very small Tariffs. Not fair, must change!"—Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)
The message received in Europe is clear: post-midterms Trump is on the offensive, picking up his old grudges and shifting to a new, more aggressive posture. Whether this new hostility will be confronted by European leaders gathering in Paris, who have watched Trump's downward drift from the democratic principles they hold sacrosanct, is unclear. World leaders have learned to adjust their measure of Trump. The midterm results indicate their recalibration is far from done.—Nic Robertson CNN
In Europe, as in Trump's America, voters' fear stems from their lack of faith in the economy working for them -- fears based on migrants and their questionable cultures flooding in, stealing jobs. What it indicates is that the margin between getting by and falling by the wayside is getting narrower. The American dream is perishable, no longer as plausible to the masses as it once was to their parents' generation.—Nic Robinson, CNN
"Bolsonaro's promises to open up tracks of the Amazon rainforest to development, would be a profound setback. His reckless plans to industrialize the Amazon in concert with Brazilian and international agribusiness and mining sectors will bring untold destruction to the planet's largest rainforest and the communities who call it home, and spell disaster for the global climate."—Christian Poirier, Amazon Watch program director
In the aftermath of decades of political dysfunction and violence, riots and bloody brawls, revenge killings, and periodic outbursts of civil war had turned Rome into a burnt out shell of its former self, as a rolling parade of demagogues, each posing as a uniquely gifted savior of a Rome that was once great, urged ‘real’ and ‘good’ Romans to hate and, when necessary, kill the ‘fake’ and ‘bad’ ones. And they did that, hating and killing their fellow Romans, in great numbers.—Roman poet, Virgil, in classic epic, 'The Aeneid'