Those Missile Strikes Were Old News

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by Thomas W. Lippman Military analysts and political commentators have deluged their readers over the past week with their views about the U.S. missile strike on Syria ordered by President Donald Trump. Some of the assessments were more useful than… Continue Reading  

A Real Reset with Russia or Just a Roll of the Dice?

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by Robert E. Hunter Eight years ago, newly minted Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presented Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with a “reset button” for US-Russian relations. Unfortunately, the word the US chose in Russian for “reset” actually meant “overload.”… Continue Reading  

Trump v. Clinton: What’s a Good Neocon to Do?

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by Jim Lobe There have been some reports—most recently, in The Intercept—that neoconservatives, most of whom have indeed expressed a strong dislike for Donald Trump, are now moving to support Hillary Clinton. This assessment is based primarily (and exclusively in… Continue Reading  

Understanding Netanyahu’s Rejection of the Arab Peace Initiative

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by Mitchell Plitnick On Monday, just two weeks after saying that he accepted the “general idea” of the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative (API), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected it as a basis for talks with the Palestinians. This rejection… Continue Reading  

Trump Versus Clinton on Foreign Policy

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by Robert E. Hunter Following Hillary Clinton’s June 2 foreign policy speech in San Diego, California, the whole world knows what she thinks of Donald Trump’s becoming commander-in-chief next January. “[His ideas] are dangerously incoherent. They’re not even really ideas—just… Continue Reading