Bacevich and Mearsheimer on Year One of the Trump Administration

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by Derek Davison  Last year, to mark the end of the Obama administration, LobeLog spoke with foreign policy analysts Andrew Bacevich, of Boston University’s Pardee School of Global Studies, and John Mearsheimer, of the University of Chicago. The resulting interview… Continue Reading  

A Second Korean War?

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by Rajan Menon Most people intuitively get it. An American preventive strike to wipe out North Korea’s nuclear bombs and ballistic missiles, or a commando raid launched with the same goal in mind, is likely to initiate a chain of… Continue Reading  

Dealing with Hawaii’s False Alarm

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by Robert E. Hunter The false alarm of a nuclear attack on Hawaii this past Sunday has been dismissed as human error. In response, the Trump administration has sought to insulate the Pentagon and the military commands. The deputy White… Continue Reading  

Trump’s National Security Strategy and the Middle East: A Bridge to Nowhere

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by Emile Nakhleh President Trump’s new National Security Strategy and the negative reaction his announcement on Jerusalem has generated in the UN Security Council and General Assembly do not bode well for America’s relations with friendly Arab countries and the… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Muddled Iran Policy Is Headed For Failure

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by Ryan Costello Not surprisingly, Trump’s National Security Strategy is full of hostile bluster and rhetoric with shockingly little substance – just like the President himself. On Iran, one of the primary international targets of Trump’s hostility, the document only… Continue Reading