US: Team Up with Kurds Not Turkey to Destroy Islamic State

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by Joshua Landis The problem with letting the Turks hold Raqqa and presumably the entire Euphrates Valley that is now held by ISIS is that the Turks are endeavoring to hem in the Kurds. To do this, Turkey hopes to establish… Continue Reading  

Netanyahu’s Alt-Zionism Has No Need for American Jews

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by David Sarna Galdi Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week told a delegation led by Reform Movement head Rabbi Rick Jacobs what it wanted to hear — that he was attuned to their concerns. But Netanyahu’s shocking silence during the… Continue Reading  

Yes, There Is a Deep State—But Not the Right Wing’s Caricature

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by Mike Lofgren The heated controversy over the right wing’s characterization of Donald Trump’s chronic conflict with the U.S. intelligence community as the machinations of “the Deep State” has inevitably generated political pushback from more establishmentarian figures. Paul Pillar on… Continue Reading  

President Blowback

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by Tom Engelhardt If you want to know where President Donald Trump came from, if you want to trace the long winding road (or escalator) that brought him to the Oval Office, don’t look to reality TV or Twitter or… Continue Reading  

Human Rights and Jewish Groups Call for Sebastian Gorka’s Resignation

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by Eli Clifton and Jim Lobe Since the publication of the report by the Forward today that Trump counter-terrorism adviser Sebastian Gorka is a sworn member of Vitezi Rend, a Hungarian group that collaborated with the Nazis during World War… Continue Reading