Pence Goes Over the Water’s Edge

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by Paul R. Pillar As recently as a generation or two ago, the mainstream of American politics observed an important limit whereby domestic politics did not operate beyond the nation’s boundaries. This did not mean that there weren’t sharp differences… Continue Reading  

How Islamophobes and “Alternative Facts” Shaped Trump’s Muslim Ban

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by Eli Clifton The White House’s temporary ban on visitors from seven Muslim majority countries threw the Trump administration into its first constitutional conflict over the weekend when multiple federal judges blocked parts of the executive order. Media attention has… Continue Reading  

Pew Survey: Global Views of Obama Remain Positive

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by Derek Davison Barack Obama has destroyed America’s image all over the world. By turning away from the wildly successful foreign policy of his predecessor, George W. Bush, Obama has undermined American power, weakened America’s stature, and caused the United… Continue Reading  

Under Obama US More Popular Abroad

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by Jim Lobe The Republican/neocon narrative that the United States has steadily lost its standing in the eyes of the world since Obama succeeded George W. Bush has been rather strongly undermined by the findings of a major new survey… Continue Reading  

NATO Ambivalence and Stashing Weapons in Eastern Europe

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by Paul R. Pillar The U.S. Department of Defense reportedly has plans to place tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, and other heavy weapons in the Baltic countries and elsewhere in Eastern Europe. It is easy to see what this is about.… Continue Reading