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  

Trump’s Unileaderism

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by John Feffer In the wake of the disastrous G7 meeting in Canada and the successful summit in Singapore, it’s hard to know what to call U.S. foreign policy these days. It’s not just unilateralism, where Washington acts alone and… Continue Reading  

“Iron Rules” for Trump in Choosing his Foreign Policy Team

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by Robert E. Hunter The appointments that President-elect Donald Trump is making in foreign policy and national security will be among the most important decisions of his entire presidency. “Personnel is policy” is not just a slogan; it’s a fact.… Continue Reading  

Kirk Fundraiser Hosted By Activist Who Compared Obama To False Messiah

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by Eli Clifton Last week, Politico published an audio recording of Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) accusing President Barack Obama of orchestrating the prosecution of Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) for bribery last year as retaliation for Menendez’s opposition to the White… Continue Reading  

From Cairo to Goldberg

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by James J. Zogby Earlier this month “The Atlantic” magazine featured a cover story, “The Obama Doctrine”, written by Jeffery Goldberg. Based on the author’s many hours of interviews with President Obama, it represents an attempt to find a coherent… Continue Reading