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Implications of a Siberian Candidate

Published on July 24th, 2017 | by Paul Pillar

by Paul R. Pillar The dribbling out of revelations, many of which contradict previous denials, about dealings with Russia by Donald Trump, his family, and his associates, has increased the plausibility of the more sinister possible ... Read More



Kazakhstan: Space for Civil Society Shrinking?

Published on July 24th, 2017 | by Guest

by Joanna Lillis First, there was a media report hinting at shadowy links between foreign-funded charities and terrorism in Kazakhstan. Then, the taxman came knocking. The tax inspections served as a prelude to legal action against ... Read More



Trump Pulls the Plug in Syria

Published on July 23rd, 2017 | by Guest

by Graham E. Fuller  Every once in a while President Trump manages to get something right. This time it is the decision to call off the broad US covert assistance to the Syrian opposition forces fighting ... Read More



Who’s a “Bad Jew”?

Published on July 21st, 2017 | by John Feffer

by John Feffer In the TV show Transparent, the Pfeffermans are an infuriating family. Mort, the patriarch, is transitioning to Maura, and much of the focus of the show is on the transgender experience. But it’s hard ... Read More



The Syrian Ceasefire in the Golan Is Good for Israel

Published on July 21st, 2017 | by Guest

by Shemuel Meir  The dramatic announcement by presidents Trump and Putin of a ceasefire in “south-west Syria” earlier this month was greeted in Israel with skepticism. Official Israel wasn’t impressed with the agreement reached by the two superpowers to ... Read More

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