Democracy, the “Great Debates,” and China

by Graham E. Fuller The “Great Debates” between candidates Clinton and Trump encapsulate what is wrong with the US political process. There’s been little substance; it’s all about personalities and sound-bytes and gotcha. Never mind the grand issues of our… Continue Reading  

Why Russia is Discrediting American Democracy

by Paul R. Pillar According to a front-page story in the Washington Post, U.S. agencies are investigating what they perceive as “a broad covert Russian operation in the United States to sow public distrust in the upcoming presidential election and… Continue Reading  

The Myth of Trump’s Alternative Worldview

by John Feffer Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has staked out a foreign policy position quite distinct from his opponent, Hillary Clinton. It is not, however, “isolationist” (contra Jeb Bush and many others) or “less aggressively militaristic” (economist Mark Weisbrot in… Continue Reading  

Possible Clinton Running Mate Praised Frank Gaffney, Warned of EMP Threat

by Eli Clifton Retired Admiral James Stavridis is currently being vetted as Hillary Clinton’s running mate, according to multiple media reports this week. Sources close to Clinton tell The New York Times that Stavridis may fit the bill because “the… Continue Reading  

Saudi Arabia’s Perspective on the U.S. Presidential Race

by Giorgio Cafiero and Joshua Hodge The Saudi leadership is coming to terms with the possibility of Donald Trump becoming America’s 45th president. From Riyadh’s perspective, a Trump presidency represents many risks stemming from countless unknown variables surrounding the Republican… Continue Reading