Trump and the PISS Industry

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?

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

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  

Apocalypse When?

by Tom Engelhardt For six centuries or more, history was, above all, the story of the great game of empires. From the time the first wooden ships mounted with cannons left Europe’s shores, they began to compete for global power… Continue Reading  

The Unthinkable Targets

by Thomas W. Lippman Riyadh, Saudi Arabia—An anonymous posting on an extremist website has exposed a new area of concern about the security of Americans and other westerners throughout the Middle East—their children’s schools. Diplomatic and military installations have been… Continue Reading