Trump’s Necessary Encounters with Kim and Putin

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by Robert E. Hunter By the middle of next month, President Donald Trump will have defied both protocol and US elite opinion by meeting with leaders of two countries who, to put it mildly, do not wish the United States… Continue Reading  

Beneath America’s Turbulent Relationship with Its Most Hated Ally

Rex Tillerson and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in Islamabad (Wikimedia Commons)

by Abrahim Shah Relations between the United States and its erstwhile ally Pakistan can best be characterized as turbulent. Ever since Pakistan decided to entrench itself in the American camp during the Cold War, Pakistan and America have gone back… Continue Reading  

Trump’s New Blame Game

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by John Feffer As a candidate, Donald Trump rallied voters against a variety of enemies. He vilified Mexicans. He stereotyped Muslims. And he went after the Chinese for “raping” the United States. President Trump still wants to build that wall along the… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Military-First Doctrine

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by John Feffer The storm inside the Republican Party has reached Category Four. At the end of August, as Hurricane Harvey tore through Texas and Hurricane Irma was poised to devastate Florida, the hard right was experiencing its own high… Continue Reading  

Donald Trump’s Road to Debacle in the Greater Middle East

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by Alfred W. McCoy The superhighway to disaster is already being paved. From Donald Trump’s first days in office, news of the damage to America’s international stature has come hard and fast. As if guided by some malign design, the new… Continue Reading