Pompeo Declines to Distance Himself From Anti-Muslim Hate Groups

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by Eli Clifton During his confirmation hearings in the Senate today, CIA Director and Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo declined to distance himself from anti-Muslim advocates Frank Gaffney and Brigitte Gabriel. He also refused to explicitly reverse his stated… Continue Reading  

The Bolton-Pompeo Package

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by Paul R. Pillar This week John Bolton assumes the job of national security advisor. Given that a key function of that position is to ensure that the bureaucracy provides the relevant options and most accurate information to the president… Continue Reading  

The Dolls of Militarism

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by Danny Sjursen Sometimes I get sick of saying it, but just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse… Donald Trump’s continual cabinet reshuffling — otherwise the stuff of reality-TV drama — has become genuinely frightening. Like so many… Continue Reading  

Inauspicious Anniversaries and Lessons Unlearned

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by Emile Nakhleh This year, American policymakers and regimes across the Middle East face three inauspicious anniversaries, which continue to bedevil this country and the region. In the seventeen years since 9/11, the fifteen years since the invasion of Iraq,… Continue Reading  

Bolton-Led Group Partnered With Racist, Anti-Semitic Website

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by Eli Clifton President Donald Trump’s incoming national security adviser, John Bolton, is best known for his one-size-fits-all policy prescriptions for geopolitical challenges facing the U.S. in hotspots such as Iraq, Iran, and North Korea: preventive war. But Bolton has… Continue Reading