The Trump Effect: “America First” Loses Support

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by Derek Davison Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, candidate Donald Trump railed against what he argued were foreign and trade policies that favored other countries over America. His slogans—“America First,” “Make America Great Again,” and “Americanism not Globalism”—played to voters’… Continue Reading  

The Party of No, and now an Administration of No

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by Paul R. Pillar The abortive attempt to pass Paul Ryan’s bill for tax cuts and partial dismantling of the health care system vividly demonstrated the consequences of trying to govern according to what one is against, rather than what… Continue Reading  

Partisan Tribalism and Attitudes Toward Russia

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by Paul R. Pillar A poll conducted by YouGov shows that sentiment among Republicans toward Russian President Vladimir Putin has become significantly more positive (or at least significantly less negative) than it was just a couple of years ago.  This… Continue Reading  

Interview with Peter Jenkins: This American Rose Is Sick

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by Kourosh Ziabari The Iran nuclear deal, popularly known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, has been widely lauded as a historic understanding that untangled an apparently intractable dilemma spanning over more than a decade, and opened broad new… Continue Reading  

AIPAC Spent $14.5 Million on TV Ads during Iran Deal Debate

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by Eli Clifton In the aftermath of Senate Republicans’ failed efforts to derail the plan agreed on in July to limit Iran’s nuclear program, responsibility has fallen on AIPAC for its inability to persuade a meaningful number of Senate Democrats… Continue Reading