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Senate Passes a Dumb and Dangerous Bill

Published on December 3rd, 2016 | by Guest

by James J. Zogby This week, without debate or an actual vote, the US Senate stealthily passed a disturbing and dangerous piece of legislation introduced by Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Bob Casey (D-PA). Called “The ... Read More



Egypt and Saudi Arabia: Marriage on the Rocks?

Published on December 2nd, 2016 | by Giorgio Cafiero

by Cinzia Bianco and Giorgio Cafiero For several decades, the alliance between Egypt and Saudi Arabia has served as an anchor of a pro-Western geopolitical order in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Dating back ... Read More



Pakistan and the Gulf: Feathered Diplomacy

Published on December 2nd, 2016 | by Guest

by Alia P. Ahmed Every winter the ordeal resumes. Arab royals and their entourages arrive in the deserts of Pakistan, and set themselves upon a small and unassuming migratory bird. Releasing their falcons into the sky, ... Read More



Top Trump Adviser Has Shifting Views on Russia, Eurasia

Published on December 1st, 2016 | by Guest

by Joshua Kucera President-elect Donald Trump’s top national security adviser has expressed a variety of contradictory opinions about affairs in the former Soviet Union, making it difficult to assess what policies the next White House administration ... Read More



The Post-Truth President and U.S. Credibility

Published on December 1st, 2016 | by Guest

by Paul R. Pillar Just when we may have started to hope that the excesses of Donald Trump’s campaign will give way to a more sober and reasonable mode of behavior once in office, the president-elect ... Read More

US Foreign Policy


Trump the Predictable

Published on December 1st, 2016 | by John Feffer

by John Feffer Shortly after taking office in 1969, President Richard Nixon devised his “madman theory.” It was the height of the Vietnam War, and Nixon believed that he could end the conflict. It just required ... Read More



Trump, Sisi and a Nationalist World

Published on November 30th, 2016 | by Guest

by Rana Allam After a presidential campaign drenched in racism, fear-mongering, division, and ultra-nationalistic rhetoric, he won. His people woke up the morning after the election divided and driven by anger. Right away, his supporters began ... Read More

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