Who’s Afraid of John Bolton?

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by William D. Hartung The appointment of uber-hawk John Bolton as Donald Trump’s national security advisor has understandably sparked concerns among groups on the center-left who rightly fear that it raises the prospects for war against Iran, North Korea, or… Continue Reading  

The Security Hole in the White House

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by Paul R. Pillar As anyone who has not been in a sensory deprivation tank for the past two years knows, quite a big deal was made of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary… Continue Reading  

Contrasting Leadership Styles in the Saudi-Iran Conflict

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by Seyed Hossein Mousavian Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) is steadily consolidating power in Riyadh and positioning himself to become the most powerful ruler in Saudi history. His rise has been accompanied with a ratcheting up of hostilities… Continue Reading  

Regulating Hostile Intervention in Elections

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by Larry Garber The intelligence community has conclusively established that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. elections, but little has yet been done legislatively to prevent similar active measures in future elections. The lack of action reflects an understandable desire… Continue Reading  

UAE Ambassador: Trump Least Qualified to be President

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by Eli Clifton United Arab Emirates Ambassador to the U.S. Yousef Al-Otaiba was sharply critical of Donald Trump, even suggesting that he would seek “early retirement” if Trump won the election, according to a series of hacked emails allegedly sent… Continue Reading