Congress Should Help Rein In Trump’s New Pro-war National Security Advisor

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by Stephen Pomper President Trump’s announcement that John Bolton would become his third national security advisor hit foreign policy circles like a minor earthquake last week. Bolton had long been rumoured to be waiting in the wings to take over… Continue Reading  

Perry: Korean Peace Would Remove Rationale for US Military in Okinawa

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by Tim Shorrock A successful negotiation between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un would have enormous ramifications for the East Asia region, including removing the US rationale for stationing military forces in the Japanese prefecture of… Continue Reading  

The Most Important Hearings of the Young Century

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by Lawrence Wilkerson On MSNBC’s “All In” on March 13, I discussed how the removal of Rex Tillerson from the position of secretary of state was the final triumph of largely Republican efforts—but with complicit Democrats as well—to consolidate the… Continue Reading  

Mohammed Bin Salman: Brave Reformer or Reckless Autocrat?

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by William D. Hartung Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman—popularly referred to as MbS—will be in Washington next week to kick off a two-week U.S. public-relations tour designed to solidify his image as a reformer and seek investments in his… Continue Reading  

The US Needs A Post-Olympic Game Plan with North Korea

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by Daniel Jasper The recent signals from North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea or DPRK) that it is willing to talk to the United States about denuclearization have illuminated a major problem in Washington: the lack of a diplomatic… Continue Reading