Russiaburger: The Trump-Russia Scandal Unwrapped

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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

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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  

Trump and the PISS Industry

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by David Isenberg Given his reputation as an allegedly successful businessman before being elected president, it should come as no surprise that Donald Trump favors greater use of the private sector. Thus, those favoring privatizing and outsourcing activities previously done… Continue Reading  

Is Trump Headed for a War with China?

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by Rajan Menon Forget those “bad hombres down there” in Mexico that U.S. troops might take out. Ignore the way National Security Adviser Michael Flynn put Iran “on notice” and the new president insisted, that, when it comes to that… Continue Reading  

The Impulsive Approach to Managing Alliances

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by Paul R. Pillar Donald Trump has gone so far beyond the bounds of what once was considered presidential, or decorous (without even getting into what is, from a policy point of view, wise or prudent) that criticisms that were… Continue Reading