Trump’s Unprincipled “Principled Realism” Benefits Trump, Not the World

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by Daniel Brumberg Standing before representatives of the entire world, US President Donald Trump insisted1 that he was “okay” with the scorning merriment that his September 25 UN speech provoked. The speech itself was no laughing matter, however. Indeed, despite its incoherent… Continue Reading  

Five Years after Sisi’s Coup: Soul Searching, Resistance, and Division

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by Daniel Brumberg August 14, 2018 marked the five-year anniversary of the blackest day in Egypt’s modern history. Egyptian security forces massacred over 800 civilians, mostly in Cairo’s Rabaa Square, as they were protesting the military coup of July 3, 2013.… Continue Reading  

Pompeo Digs a Deeper Hole for US Iran Policy

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by Daniel Brumberg The drama surrounding plans for a summit between North Korean President Kim Jong-Un and US President Donald Trump presages a crisis in US proliferation diplomacy. The Trump Administration has no coherent strategy that signals a feasible bottom… Continue Reading