Iran’s Destabilization Is Not in U.S. Interest

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by Shahed Ghoreishi “I will never apologize for the United States—I don’t care what the facts are.” No, this is not President Trump. It’s August 2, 1988, and then-Vice President George H.W. Bush was giving his official take on events… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Necessary Encounters with Kim and Putin

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by Robert E. Hunter By the middle of next month, President Donald Trump will have defied both protocol and US elite opinion by meeting with leaders of two countries who, to put it mildly, do not wish the United States… Continue Reading  

From “New World Order” to “No World Order”

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by John Feffer George H.W. Bush made a bold pronouncement on September 11, 1990. Even though Iraq had recently invaded Kuwait and the collapse of the Soviet Union was still more than a year away, Bush proclaimed the imminent dawn… Continue Reading  

Those Missile Strikes Were Old News

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by Thomas W. Lippman Military analysts and political commentators have deluged their readers over the past week with their views about the U.S. missile strike on Syria ordered by President Donald Trump. Some of the assessments were more useful than… Continue Reading  

A Real Reset with Russia or Just a Roll of the Dice?

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by Robert E. Hunter Eight years ago, newly minted Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presented Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with a “reset button” for US-Russian relations. Unfortunately, the word the US chose in Russian for “reset” actually meant “overload.”… Continue Reading