The Misadventures of Tariff Man

by John Feffer Trump has two tools at his disposal as president. The first is his mouth: the insults and threats that he issues verbally or by Twitter. The second is the tariff. Trump has imposed trade restrictions left and… Continue Reading  

Governments Are Starving Yemenis Through Anti-Terror Legislation

by Christina Bennett The news coming out of Yemen these days paints a bleak picture – more than 10,000 conflict related deaths, an ongoing cholera epidemic and now the risk of famine for 14 million people. Even more shocking is the fact this… Continue Reading  

Will the Trump Administration Attack Iran?

by William D. Hartung In a move that set off alarm bells among those concerned about the potential consequences of the harsh turn in U.S.-Iranian relations, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported last week that unnamed “senior officials” of the Australian government were… Continue Reading  

Russiaburger: The Trump-Russia Scandal Unwrapped

by John Feffer The discussion of the Russia file these days sounds like the review of a fast-food restaurant. Echoing that infamous catchphrase of Wendy’s that became a political meme in the 1984 presidential elections — Where’s the Beef? —… Continue Reading  

Straining to be Anti-Iran

by Paul R. Pillar The Trump administration is bending over backward to be, and to sound, hostile and confrontational toward Iran.  This effort to flaunt a role for itself as a dedicated enemy of Iran has roots in the same… Continue Reading