Daily Memo: Setting Fire to Diplomacy, Hezbollah Retaliates

Events in Houston may again mark an inflection point in U.S.-Chinese relations.

China, we have a problem. The U.S. abruptly ordered the closure of the Chinese Consulate in Houston, Texas, citing “massive illegal spying and influence operations,” and gave the Chinese 72 hours to vacate the premises. Washington didn’t provide any more detail on its rationale for the move, but it comes less than a day after […]

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