Trump’s Muddled Russia Policy

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by Hannah Gais Donald Trump has a Russia problem. Lying about ties to or conversations with Russian officials has dogged the Trump administration from the get go. First, former national security adviser Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn bit the dust after… Continue Reading  

Rex Tillerson and the Russia File

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by Hannah Gais Donald Trump may have finally abandoned his enthusiastic denialism surrounding Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. But if the events of the past week are any indication, the president-elect and his cabinet have quite the uphill battle… Continue Reading  

Trump: An Opportunity for Russia?

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by Hannah Gais On Monday, news of president-elect Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin’s first telephone chat set the political world ablaze for a few hours or so. The two emphasized “mutual respect and non-interference in each other’s domestic… Continue Reading  

Think Tanks Beg: Give Us War

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by Hannah Gais Hillary Clinton’s impassioned defense of a no-fly zone in Syria last Wednesday may not have won her many friends in certain wings of the Democratic Party, but it spoke to at least one group: America’s foreign policy… Continue Reading  

Biden’s Iraq War Throwback

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by Hannah Gais As the Obama administration winds down its final term, Vice President Joe Biden has started his own lecture tour of sorts. Last week, the vice president appeared at the Council on Foreign Relations to discuss the administration’s… Continue Reading