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A President Without Purpose

Published on September 2nd, 2017 | by

by Paul R. Pillar Since early in last year’s election campaign, countless pages of commentary about Donald Trump’s presidency have taken the form that policy analysis about U.S. presidents and presidential candidates usually takes. Purported policy ...

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The Safe Haven Notion

Published on August 30th, 2017 | by

by Paul R. Pillar President Trump’s statement on Afghanistan has numerous shortcomings. It portrays as a “new strategy” what is instead a familiar kicking of a can down the road. It combines Trump’s habit of heaping ...

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Why The Adults Are Not Reining in Trump

Published on August 12th, 2017 | by

By Paul Pillar Optimism has repeatedly been expressed, especially after any qualified and respected person has been appointed to a senior position in the current administration, that the “adults in the room” will check the excesses ...

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