Did Trump Just Add Another Count to His Bill of Impeachment?

by Mike Lofgren Practically hidden among the past week’s domestic news of floods, political rallies, and helicopter crashes was the revelation that the murdered half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un was a CIA asset, followed by President Donald… Continue Reading  

Misreading the 1953 Coup

 by Gregory Brew On May 8, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) invited U.S. Special Representative Brian Hook to an event commemorating one year of the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran. During the event, Hook briefly… Continue Reading  

America’s Self-Inflicted Wound

by Alfred W. McCoy We live in a time of change, when people are questioning old assumptions and seeking new directions. In the ongoing debate over health care, social justice, and border security, there is, however, one overlooked issue that… Continue Reading  

Trump’s War on Intelligence

by John Feffer In the TV show Designated Survivor, Kiefer Sutherland plays a neophyte president, Tom Kirkman, who tries to bring decency and common sense to the Oval Office after a terrorist attack has wiped out most of the U.S.… Continue Reading  

Khashoggi Case Is No Moral Issue for China or Russia

by Giorgio Cafiero Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS)’s exchanges with the Chinese and Russian leaders at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina were rich in geopolitical context. Keen to exploit tension between Riyadh and Washington, officials in Beijing… Continue Reading