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Is Trump Headed for a War with China?

Published on February 13th, 2017 | by Guest

by Rajan Menon Forget those “bad hombres down there” in Mexico that U.S. troops might take out. Ignore the way National Security Adviser Michael Flynn put Iran “on notice” and the new president insisted, that, when ... Read More



Netanyahu and Trump: A Shared Focus on Terrorism

Published on February 13th, 2017 | by Naomi Dann

by Naomi Dann Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will visit with President Trump at the White House this week. It will be a true meeting of minds. Both leaders are bombastic and rely on false claims, ... Read More



The US-Arab Relationship in the “Age of Trump”

Published on February 13th, 2017 | by Guest

by James J. Zogby      As US President Donald Trump and Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei trade barbs, a nervous Arab world is caught in the middle.    Earlier this week Iran’s Supreme Leader made headlines thanking President Trump for ... Read More



Entropy in Geopolitics

Published on February 11th, 2017 | by Guest

by Chas W. Freeman, Jr. A hundred and fifty years ago, a German physicist derived the concept of “entropy” from the second law of thermodynamics.  Since then, entropy has stood for the idea that everything in the ... Read More



Israel’s Land Theft Law Just Tip of Settlement Iceberg

Published on February 10th, 2017 | by Guest

by Haggai Matar The Knesset on Monday night passed the “formalization law” (also translated as the “normalization law”), which retroactively legalizes dozens of settlement outposts in the West Bank — almost 4,000 housing units. The law ... Read More



The Impulsive Approach to Managing Alliances

Published on February 10th, 2017 | by Guest

by Paul R. Pillar Donald Trump has gone so far beyond the bounds of what once was considered presidential, or decorous (without even getting into what is, from a policy point of view, wise or prudent) ... Read More



Abrams at State: The Marriage of Trump and the Neocons?

Published on February 10th, 2017 | by Guest

by Michael Flynn The growing anticipation that President Donald Trump will name Elliott Abrams deputy secretary of state under Rex Tillerson has observers from across the political landscape scratching their heads—and in some cases fuming. An opponent of Trump ... Read More

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