Trump’s Nuclear Dreams

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by Rebecca Gordon Preventing a nuclear war between the United States and North Korea may be the most pressing challenge facing the world right now. Our childish, ignorant, and incompetent president is shoving all of us — especially the people… Continue Reading  

Former Israeli Security Advisor: US Should Stick with Iran Deal

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by Mitchell Plitnick From 2009-2011, Uzi Arad was national security adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Now he is contradicting his former boss by speaking publicly in support of the nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 (the US,… Continue Reading  

In America’s Wars, Failure Is the New Success

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by Tom Engelhardt It was bloody and brutal, a true generational struggle, but give them credit. In the end, they won when so many lost. James Comey was axed. Sean Spicer went down in a heap of ashes. Anthony Scaramucci crashed… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Love Affair With the Saudis

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by William Hartung At this point, it’s no great surprise when Donald Trump walks away from past statements in service to some impulse of the moment. Nowhere, however, has such a shift been more extreme or its potential consequences more… Continue Reading  

America and Qatar’s Latest Defense Deal

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by Giorgio Cafiero and Theodore Karasik The Qatar crisis has quickly become one of the Trump administration’s most sensitive dilemmas in the Middle East. Since America’s close Sunni Arab allies—Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)—took… Continue Reading