Foreign Policy in an Ignorant Democracy

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by Paul R. Pillar Amid the voluminous post-election analysis based on exit polls, and the many observations about such things as how Hillary Clinton fared compared to Barack Obama among blacks or women, one demographic pattern sticks out at least… Continue Reading  

Flynn Has It In For Iran

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by Jim Lobe On the news that Donald Trump has asked Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn to be his national security adviser, I decided to look up Flynn’s testimony on Iran before the House Foreign Affairs and Armed Services subcommittee on… 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  

Donald Trump Reportedly Considering Every Living American for Secretary of State

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by Derek Davison Donald Trump is still adding names to his list of potential secretaries of state. After reports earlier in the week suggested that the race was down to two finalists, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and… Continue Reading  

Saudis Face Foreign Criticism But No Domestic Backlash over Yemen

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by Thomas W. Lippman In many countries, 19 months of war against an impoverished neighbor that rained death on civilians to no apparent gain might provoke widespread public protests. Not in Saudi Arabia. No one in Riyadh is marching around the… Continue Reading