[Marion Maréchal-Le Pen's participation at CPAC] is a worrying gesture. It raises significant concerns...[She and Nigel Farage] are birds of a feather [and] not friends of the U.S. and Europe...Everyone should be very clear-eyed about what it is they stand for, which is a very anti-American view and a pro-Russian view of politics, and of the United States role in Europe.
For all of his flaws, Kelly is still a check against President Trump blundering into a national security catastrophe...If he leaves, there is a real risk that his replacement will lack any foreign policy experience. That would increase the odds of a major crisis in the next year.
The U.S. should continue to play a role in European affairs...[One could compare] the international success of NATO to that of a sports team. There isn’t a sports team alive that if it was winning, it would stop training...You don’t give up the recipe of success.
[The Trump Administration's decision to drop Victor Cha's candidacy to be the next U.S. ambassador to South Korea] is a huge story. And extremely worrying...For months I thought Trump admin was bluffing on a preventive strike...but the news about Victor Cha no longer being nominated is the type of costly signaling that convinces me I may have been wrong. They are seriously considering it.