The Donald in the Rearview Mirror

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by Andrew Bacevich Donald Trump’s tenure as the 45th U.S. president may last another few weeks, another year, or another 16 months.  However unsettling the prospect, the leaky vessel that is the S.S. Trump might even manage to stay afloat for… Continue Reading  

Doctrine and Trump’s Foreign Policy

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by Paul R. Pillar The urge within the commentariat to describe every president’s foreign policy in terms of some clearly defined doctrine is as strong as ever, but Donald Trump presents would-be doctrine-definers with perhaps their toughest challenge yet. This… Continue Reading  

North Korea Sanctions: Isolating the Isolated

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by John Feffer North Korea has prided itself over the years on remaining relatively detached from the international community. During the Cold War, for instance, it refused to become a cog in the Soviet trading system that would have relegated… Continue Reading  

Polls: Americans Want to Stay Engaged Internationally

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by Program for Public Consultation A new study from the University of Maryland’s Program for Public Consultation calls into question the widespread assumption that the American public wants to disengage from world affairs. Rather, the PPC study reveals that large… Continue Reading  

Foreign Policy in Trumpville

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by Phyllis Bennis For a foreign policy speech that was supposed to make Republican candidate Donald Trump look presidential, it took an awful lot of digging through a basketful of bumper-sticker slogans to get to a substantive point. And when… Continue Reading