Trump Appointee Claimed China Might Cancel July 4

by Eli Clifton The Trump transition team’s announcement that Kathleen Troia “KT” McFarland will serve as deputy national security advisor has received far less attention than the appointment of her boss, Ret. Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, as national security advisor.… Continue Reading  

Climate Change and the Priority of the Irreversible

by Paul R. Pillar Anti-Trump street demonstrations since the election have had an aimless quality.  It is hard to see anything they accomplish besides expressing frustration and letting off steam.  The lack of focus is one indication that many of… Continue Reading  

The Difficult Domestic Politics of Climate Change

by Paul R. Pillar Going into the first televised joint appearance (commonly called a debate) of the two major party presidential nominees, the 2016 election campaign has given disturbingly little attention to the looming long-term catastrophe represented by climate change.… Continue Reading  

Drone Music

by John Feffer If foreign policy had a soundtrack, it would be the opposite of easy listening. Really, could anyone listen to a symphony of war and peace all the way through? In the first movement — devoted to death… Continue Reading  

Fear of a Hot Planet

by John Feffer An extreme weather event hits Norway. Finally shocked into doing something radical about climate change, Norwegian citizens propel the Green Party into government, where it declares an immediate suspension of oil and gas production. The new prime… Continue Reading