Will Trump and Putin See Eye-to-Eye on Libya?

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by Giorgio Cafiero and Daniel Wagner As a result of Russia’s decisive military intervention in the Syrian crisis, the Kremlin is now pursuing an increasingly influential role across the Arab world. It is now eyeing Libya as well. Although Russia… Continue Reading  

Can Europe Resist the Trump Tide?

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by John Feffer Norbert Hofer is a nasty piece of work. On the surface, he seems like a bland, soft-spoken, conventionally handsome Central European engineer-turned-politician who emphasizes the conventional conservative values of family and nation. But during the recent prolonged… Continue Reading  

What Can Europe Teach Us about Trump?

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by John Feffer Donald Trump might seem like a uniquely American phenomenon. The shape-shifting billionaire huckster reinvented himself first as a TV personality and then as a maverick populist politician. He rode to power on patriotic slogans – Make America… Continue Reading  

Congress’ DIY Approach to Saudi Arabia

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by Diana Ohlbaum If there were a “basket of deplorables” for foreign countries, Saudi Arabia would surely be in it. The Saudi government holds one of the world’s worst records on religious freedom and women’s rights, and harbors one of… Continue Reading  

Conflict between Kurds and Syrian Refugees in Turkey?

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by Robert Olson An estimated 2.5 million Syrian refugees live in Turkey. They are scattered all over Turkey including Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Antalya, and along the southern coast. There are also 600,000-700,000 in refugee camps. Increasingly, these refugees from Syria… Continue Reading