Trump’s New Blame Game

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by John Feffer As a candidate, Donald Trump rallied voters against a variety of enemies. He vilified Mexicans. He stereotyped Muslims. And he went after the Chinese for “raping” the United States. President Trump still wants to build that wall along the… Continue Reading  

AIPAC’s Military “Expert” Loves the MEK And GOP’s Islamophobic Fringe

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by Eli Clifton The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has committed over $20 million to defeating the Obama administration’s nuclear agreement between the P5+1 and Iran. But that doesn’t mean its campaign has gone smoothly. One of the top… Continue Reading  

How the US Contributed to Yemen’s Crisis

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by Stephen Zunes As a Saudi-led military coalition continues to pound rebel targets in Yemen, the country is plunging into a humanitarian crisis. Civilian casualties are mounting. With U.S. logistical support, the Saudis are attempting to re-instate the country’s exiled… Continue Reading  

The CIA Reorganization and the Middle East

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by Emile Nakhleh As Director John Brennan proceeds with his unprecedented reorganization of the Central Intelligence Agency into 10 “mission centers,” sustaining deep expertise among analysts will be a key challenge facing the Agency’s senior leadership. An unintended consequence of… Continue Reading  

Is Drone Warfare Fraying at the Edges?

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by Pratap Chatterjee The U.S. drone war across much of the Greater Middle East and parts of Africa is in crisis and not because civilians are dying or the target list for that war or the right to wage it… Continue Reading