The Multiple Facets of the Russia Problem

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by Paul R. Pillar Two different issues—Russian interference in the U.S. election of 2016 and overall U.S. policy toward Russia—too often have been conflated. Donald Trump’s questioning of the interference and his submission to Russian President Vladimir Putin have tainted… Continue Reading  

Dystrumpia: Donald Trump’s Dark Future Now

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by Joe Cirincione There is a growing concern that Donald Trump is wrecking the core instruments of domestic tranquility and global security. “I don’t think we are fully grappling with the possibility that we could be on the cusp of… Continue Reading  

U.S. News Media Can’t Talk About Adelson Foreign Policy

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by Eli Clifton Over the past month, two mainstream news outlets have done in-depth reporting on the grip that Sheldon Adelson, President Donald Trump’s and the GOP’s biggest donor, holds over U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. LobeLog has… Continue Reading  

Follow the Money: Three Billionaires Paved Way for Trump’s Iran Deal Withdrawal

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by Eli Clifton President Donald Trump has just fulfilled a campaign pledge to tear up the Obama administration’s signature foreign policy achievement, a multilateral agreement constraining Iran’s nuclear enrichment (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA). In doing so, the… Continue Reading  

Trump’s New War Cabinet

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by Shahed Ghoreishi On Thursday, President Trump moved one step closer to completing his preferred cabinet. General H.R. McMaster, whom Trump called boring, was replaced as national security advisor by ultra-hawk John Bolton. This is the same John Bolton who… Continue Reading