Rex Tillerson and the Russian Problem

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by Robert E. Hunter Washington, DC, our nation’s capital and the center of governmental angst in fair times and foul, is going through its most profound trauma in years, a collective PTSD. For most of Washington’s political class, even on… Continue Reading  

Is Tillerson a Timely Choice?

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By Esfandyar Batmanghelidj The announcement of Rex Tillerson as Trump’s pick for secretary of state has led many to ask whether an oil executive is capable of advancing America’s foreign policy interests. Although the Trump transition team didn’t likely foresee… Continue Reading  

John Bolton’s Cozy Relationship With Anti-Muslim Hate Groups Should Disqualify Him From Public Service

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by Eli Clifton This article was first published by the The Nation and was reprinted here with permission. Copyright The Nation.  Donald Trump is not known for his political tact, but time and again he has proven that the normal rules… Continue Reading  

From Here to Dystopia

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by John Feffer Shortly after the November elections, a friend sent me a photo via Facebook. It was a sandwich board outside a bookstore in Massachusetts. It read: “Post-apocalyptic fiction has been moved to our current affairs section.” My friend… Continue Reading  

Poll: Lack of Internal Reforms – Not External Interference – Biggest Obstacle to Mideast Peace

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by Jim Lobe The failure by regional governments to implement political and economic reforms is seen by most publics in predominantly Muslim Middle Eastern countries as a greater obstacle to peace and stability than foreign interference, whether from the U.S.… Continue Reading