NEW YORK, Jan. 14 -- The US will most likely be the world's new epicenter of political and geopolitical instability in the months and years ahead. The world is in for a long, ugly, bumpy ride.

Whether the storming of the US Capitol was an attempted coup, an insurrection, or an assault on democracy is merely a question of semantics. What matters is that the violence was aimed at derailing a legitimate transition of power for the benefit and at the behest of a dangerous madman. President Donald Trump, who has never hidden his dictatorial aspirations, should now be removed from power, barred from public office, and prosecuted for high crimes.

After all, the events of January 6 may have been shocking, but they were not surprising. I and man...