In Syria: Forget Manhood, It’s Time to Withdraw

by Gordon Adams It’s manhood time again. In 2013, then-President Barack Obama stepped back from an airstrike in Syria. Five years later, Donald Trump decided that U.S. troops were done in Syria and should come home. And the foreign policy… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Velvet Coup

by Gordon Adams The Brett Kavanaugh battle is just the tip of the iceberg. I am watching my country going through a slow motion disintegration into civil war, conflict, and the rise of authoritarianism. It’s a velvet coup d’état that… Continue Reading  

What If the US Left the World Scene?

by Gordon Adams A summit between Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is on, off, then on again. There is a pattern here, perhaps the only certain pattern in the eccentric Trump tenure at the White House.… Continue Reading  

Twelve Demands for the US: An Unreasonable Proposal?

by Gordon Adams The myopia of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s list of demands for Iran, should it want a future deal with the US, was typical. Basically, give up and give in, with a subtle hint of regime change… Continue Reading  

Beyond Hegemony and a Liberal International Order

by Gordon Adams America’s place in the world is experiencing an historic turning point. All the mumbo-jumbo about being the “exceptional” and “indispensable” nation, the natural “leader” of something called the “West,” the guarantor of some kind of international system… Continue Reading