The World According to Trump

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by Alfred W. McCoy As 2017 ended with billionaires toasting their tax cuts and energy executives cheering their unfettered access to federal lands as well as coastal waters, there was one sector of the American elite that did not share in… Continue Reading  

Hiroshima and History

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by Alexis Dudden The nearly impossible will soon take place. On May 27, President Barack Obama will visit Hiroshima. “This (visit) is something that we think is important to do,” National Security Adviser Susan Rice explained on CNN the other day.… Continue Reading  

Time for Maturity in the White House Attitude to Iran

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by Peter Jenkins The article “The Obama Doctrine” in the April issue of The Atlantic lays bare a striking contrast in the White House’s attitude to two states that pose a challenge to US interests: Iran and China.

AIPAC: Bibi’s Voice or His Victim?

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by Marsha B. Cohen The once-mighty American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has had the illusion of its formidable political influence shattered by none other than the prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu. Long regarded as the second most powerful lobby… Continue Reading  

The US Fight Against Islamic State: Avoiding “Mission Creep”

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by Wayne White Hyping the Islamic State (ISIS or IS) threat risks generating flawed policies. The White House probably is a source of frustration, as its critics claim, but others seem too eager to commit US combat troops. Meanwhile, the… Continue Reading