Trump’s Trade War Isn’t Really About China

Campaigners from Global Justice Now, War on Want and the Trade Justice Movement demonstrate outside the Department for International Trade in Westminster (Global Justice Now via Flickr)

by John Feffer By slapping tariffs on Chinese imports, Donald Trump has once again proven to be the Disrupter-in-Chief. This week alone, he’s brought John Bolton in as national security advisor over the objections of every sane person in the universe, threatened to go… Continue Reading  

Tribal Beliefs and American Political Parties

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by Paul R. Pillar The Donald Trump phenomenon and the suddenly frantic efforts within the Republican Party to try to stop Trump have led some observers to believe American politics are at a major inflection point, one where a familiar… Continue Reading  

Defeating ISIS by Talking to It?

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by Graham E. Fuller I can’t believe that I’ve been outflanked on the Progressive Left by Fareed Zakaria! Hints of negotiation with ISIS! I’ve got a lot of respect for Zakaria—he generally works within the outer limits of the establishment… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Zarif on Nuclear Talks: “There is a need for change”

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by Jasmin Ramsey Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif speaking to CNN’s Fareed Zakaria during an interview in New York last week: ZAKARIA:  Tell me first, do you still continue to hold that optimism on the basis of the – the… Continue Reading  

Gen. Dempsey says Israeli attack on “rational” Iran would be “destabilizing”

Update: Both clips have been added to this post after the jump. According to a Bloomberg Businessweek report, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, made the following statements about Iran during an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria: – “It’s… Continue Reading