The Hidden Meaning of American Decline

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by Alfred W. McCoy Month by month, tweet by tweet, the events of the past two years have made it clearer than ever that Washington’s once-formidable global might is indeed fading. As the American empire unravels with previously unimagined speed,… Continue Reading  

The Disrupters in Chief

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by John Feffer Imagine a trio of tech-savvy and entrepreneurial souls on the prowl for the next killer app. They’re staying up late in their dorm, or perhaps they’re celebrating at a nightclub after finishing their MBA program. They want… Continue Reading  

Beyond Hegemony and a Liberal International Order

Tattered flags (Megan Kester)

by Gordon Adams America’s place in the world is experiencing an historic turning point. All the mumbo-jumbo about being the “exceptional” and “indispensable” nation, the natural “leader” of something called the “West,” the guarantor of some kind of international system… Continue Reading  

The Banality of Haspel

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by John Feffer Gina Haspel is a consummate professional who has served the U.S. intelligence community with distinction for more than 30 years. As the Trump administration’s nominee to head up the Central Intelligence Agency, Haspel has received endorsements from six former… Continue Reading  

Netanyahu Makes a Case for the JCPOA

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by Paul R. Pillar Benjamin Netanyahu’s display of a cartoon bomb before the United Nations General Assembly nearly six years ago received much ridicule but at least was grounded in some facts about uranium enrichment levels and how they relate… Continue Reading