Over the past few days, the news story on everyone’s mind is former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn’s resignation and the extent of his contact with Russian officials. It’s become the classic D.C. question of “what did you know and when?” and so far we have few concrete answers. This appears to only be the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Russian meddling in U.S. affairs, so we’ll surely be hearing quite a bit more on this developing story in the coming days and weeks.
It goes without saying that 2016 was the year that seemingly sturdy global structures shattered into nativist and populist sized pieces. Last year, I wrote that we could expect our fair share of turbulence and uncertainty in 2016. Yet, 2017 no longer seems like just another year of uncertainty, it’s starting to look like we are entering the age of uncertainty.
With the United States’ presidential election well behind us, the big focus is now on President-Elect Donald Trump’s cabinet choices.
With Labor Day now well behind us, it’s fair to say that this was not President Enrique Peña Nieto’s summer of love. There were the much debated tax payments for a Florida apartment, plagiarism accusations, and rising violence levels. And if those matters were not enough, Donald Trump dropped by Los Pinos to wreck his own particular brand of havoc.