Bacevich and Mearsheimer on Year One of the Trump Administration

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by Derek Davison  Last year, to mark the end of the Obama administration, LobeLog spoke with foreign policy analysts Andrew Bacevich, of Boston University’s Pardee School of Global Studies, and John Mearsheimer, of the University of Chicago. The resulting interview… Continue Reading  

Rare Glimpse into Inner Workings of American Empire in Middle East

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by Edward Hunt In recent testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, four former U.S. diplomats provided remarkably candid commentary on recent U.S. involvement in the Middle East, revealing a number of the most closely guarded secrets of U.S. diplomacy. The four… Continue Reading  

Postures and Gestures Rather than Results

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by Paul R. Pillar Last week an op-ed appeared in The New York Times under the byline of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with the title “I Am Proud of Our Diplomacy.” The piece did not seem to get much… Continue Reading  

From Asia to the Mideast, Trump Is Isolating the U.S.

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by Donald Kirk President Donald Trump is plunging deeper and deeper into the cold depths of foreign policy issues from the Middle East to Asia.

Neoconservative Delusions on Azerbaijan

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by Eldar Mamedov If there is one feature for which neoconservatives are well known, it is their reckless disregard for reality, no matter how many times and how badly their policies have backfired–especially in the Middle East. This feature was… Continue Reading