North Korea: A Cyberwar of All against All

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

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?

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

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

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