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Four Looming Flashpoints Facing Trump

Published on January 22nd, 2017 | by Guest

by Michael T. Klare Within months of taking office, President Donald Trump is likely to face one or more major international crises, possibly entailing a risk of nuclear escalation. Not since the end of the Cold ... Read More



An Inauguration — into What?

Published on January 21st, 2017 | by Guest

by Graham E. Fuller With the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States,  it’s hard to know where first to focus attention. Rage and righteous indignation on all sides are mounting. ... Read More



The Problem with Israel’s Heroism Addiction

Published on January 20th, 2017 | by Guest

by Natasha Roth “A nation without heroes is a house without doors.” So says the grotesque, dictatorial general in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s “Autumn of the Patriarch,” after affording equal posthumous honors to several army officers who ... Read More



Can Europe Save The Iran Deal?

Published on January 20th, 2017 | by Guest

by Reza Marashi It’s no secret that many of President-elect Donald Trump’s advisers favor killing the Iran nuclear deal. But to hear Europe tell it, they will not blindly follow suit. EU foreign policy chief Federica ... Read More



Obama the Time Traveler

Published on January 19th, 2017 | by John Feffer

by John Feffer For Obama supporters, the last eight years have been a victory of wise leadership over the forces of darkness in Congress and the world at large. For critics of the outgoing president, Obama ... Read More



Ideological Warfare Against Nonviolent Political Islam

Published on January 19th, 2017 | by Guest

by Paul R. Pillar Legislation introduced by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Representative Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO) is regrettable on multiple counts.  It represents a perversion ... Read More



Trump and Syria

Published on January 19th, 2017 | by Robert Olson

by Robert Olson It’s not likely that substantial changes will take place in Syria in the initial months after the Trump administration takes office. However, Russia, Iran, and Turkey will gather for talks in Astana, Kazakhstan ... Read More

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