Trump at the UN: Back to the Future…of 1648

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by Robert E. Hunter President Donald J. Trump’s speech this week to the UN General Assembly may go down as a turning point in US engagement with the outside world. As such, it should not be dismissed just as an… Continue Reading  

The Rohingya and the Responsibility to Ignore

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by John Feffer They were Muslims, and they were leaving the country in droves. Their homeland, a remote corner of a multiethnic country, had become a warzone. Militants had taken up arms to fight for their rights, and the central… Continue Reading  

Loving USAID to Death

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by Diana Ohlbaum For those who recall the relentless attacks on the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, the recent outpouring of support for the institution and its mission is simply stunning. A discussion… Continue Reading  

From “New World Order” to “No World Order”

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by John Feffer George H.W. Bush made a bold pronouncement on September 11, 1990. Even though Iraq had recently invaded Kuwait and the collapse of the Soviet Union was still more than a year away, Bush proclaimed the imminent dawn… Continue Reading  

Storms in the Anthropocene and Post-Truth Epochs

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by Paul R. Pillar The loss of respect for truth is one of the most consequential features of public affairs in American today. The roots and causes of this tragic development are multiple. The spread of social media and the… Continue Reading