Eight Big Questions on War and Peace for Mike Pompeo

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Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee took place on Thursday. The International Crisis Group’s Stephen Pomper suggested eight questions that committee members should have asked of Pompeo. Several of these questions were… Continue Reading  

The Muddled Travel Ban

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by Paul R. Pillar The Trump administration’s travel ban is in its third version, and it still does not respond convincingly to the ostensible need it was supposed to address. The supposed purpose itself is unclear. The latest version introduces… Continue Reading  

The Anti-Corruption Revolution

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by John Feffer During rush week, aspiring frat boys endure all manner of indignities. They all want to join the exclusive club, and they’re willing to pay the steep initiation fee of risk and embarrassment. One day, they too will… Continue Reading  

Commerce Department Boosts Arms Sales Deliveries to Record High

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by Colby Goodman U.S. arms sales deliveries jumped to more than $25 billion in FY 2015, increasing the total value of U.S. arms deliveries by at least $5 billion over recent years, according to latest data from several U.S. government… Continue Reading  

Oil Uncertainty Threatens Iraq’s Ability to Rebuild

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Persian Gulf (Nov. 11, 2005) Ð An overall view of the Khawr Al Arnaya Oil Terminal (KAAOT). The terminal, located off the coast of Iraq, is one of two major platforms that export the majority of the country's oil. Coalition forces have been training Iraqi personnel in force protection and search and seizure operations in effort to turn over the oil terminals in the area to Iraq.  U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Randall Damm (RELEASED)

by Derek Davison The global oil market is undeniably in flux. Crude oil prices, after dropping at the start of this year to levels not seen in more than a decade, have climbed nearly $20 per barrel, back into the… Continue Reading