The Syrian Timebomb is Ticking More Loudly

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by Robert E. Hunter The conflict in Syria could soon take on dimensions that no one outside of that country really wants and with consequences that will have destructive effects far beyond the local issues at stake, notably intensifying US-Russian… Continue Reading  

Gorka’s Plan to Defeat Terrorism: Buy Guns, Read Islamophobes

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by Eli Clifton Newly appointed Deputy Assistant to the President Sebastian Gorka has a track record of advising the military and national security elite, including, according to his biographies, the U.S. Special Operations community, the National Intelligence Council, the FBI,… Continue Reading  

Trump and May: A New Special Relationship?

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by Robert E. Hunter “Special relationship” is used so often to describe Anglo-American ties that it has long since become a cliché. But it still has force, reflecting not just tangible interests but the intangibles of culture, history, and shared… Continue Reading  

The Hangover (British Version)

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by John Feffer It’s the morning after. The British have woken up, dazed and woozy. They’re not exactly sure what happened a few days ago. But one thing is clear: Their political environment is a shambles. Some things are mysteriously… Continue Reading  

Brexit and the Transnational Triumph of Ignorance

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by Paul R. Pillar Some explanations for the outcome of the British vote to leave the European Union are specific to Britain. This includes the divisions within the governing Conservative Party over EU membership (divisions that led Prime Minister David… Continue Reading