North Korea: A Cyberwar of All against All

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by John Feffer The political theorist Thomas Hobbes warned in the 17th century that without the modern state and its sovereign control of territory, humanity would slip back into a state of nature in which violence was uncontrolled and ever-present.… Continue Reading  

Trump and Russia: Shortest Reset Ever

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by John Feffer It has all the hallmarks of a compelling thriller. A U.S. president willing to put his reputation on the line in the interests of peace and prosperity prepares to reach out to Russia. The Kremlin shows some… Continue Reading  

Trump: An Opportunity for Russia?

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by Hannah Gais On Monday, news of president-elect Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin’s first telephone chat set the political world ablaze for a few hours or so. The two emphasized “mutual respect and non-interference in each other’s domestic… Continue Reading  

Syria: Time to Reassess American Strategic View of the Middle East

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by Emile Nakhleh Could the unrelenting Russian-Syrian air strikes against the people of Aleppo have been avoided on such a horrendous scale? The Obama administration’s changed view of the Middle East and downplaying of the significance of the region in American… Continue Reading  

Foreign Conduct as a Response to U.S. Policy

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by Paul R. Pillar Psychologists have observed that most of us favor a self-serving way of explaining the good and bad conduct of others with whom we interact. While we are quite comfortable with attributing some of the good to… Continue Reading