Pompeo’s Blind Revisionism in the Middle East

Mike Pompeo arrives in Bahrain (State Department via Flickr)

by Laila Ujayli In Cairo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asked his audience to accept the (false) “truth” that “America is a force for good in the Middle East” because ignoring it results in “bad choices.” However, the reverse is… Continue Reading  

Is Donald Trump an Asteroid?

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by Tom Engelhardt Sixty-six million years ago, so the scientists tell us, an asteroid slammed into this planet. Landing on what’s now Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, it gouged out a crater 150 kilometers wide and put so much soot and sulfur… Continue Reading  

Trump: Lurching towards a New Foreign Policy?

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Donald Trump (Wikimedia Commons)

by Graham Fuller If the rise of strong new powers like China poses a challenge to the older US-dominated geopolitical order, what about about the converse? The challenge to the international order created by a declining and erratic great power… Continue Reading  

Peak Trump

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by John Feffer As he nears the end of his second year in office, Donald Trump has reached the high point of his influence and power.

U.S. Troop Withdrawals Threaten Greater Gulf Assertiveness

Mohammad bin Salman and Donald Trump

by James M. Dorsey As far as Gulf leaders are concerned, President Donald J. Trump demonstrated with his announced US troop withdrawals from Syria and Afghanistan [reports of the latter have been disputed by the Trump administration] that his insistence that the… Continue Reading