Syrian War: Your Move Again, President Trump

by Wayne White Donald Trump’s grasp of the Syrian War remains highly questionable. Just days before the Syrian chemical weapons (CW) strike on a rebel-held population center, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson implied that the ouster of Syrian President Bashar… Continue Reading  

Why Trump Likes the Military

by Paul R. Pillar Consider this major disconnect.  On one hand, President Trump presents a proposed budget that calls for a major increase in spending on the military, even while drastically slashing funding for huge parts of much else that the… Continue Reading  

The Best Way of Dealing with Iran: Capitalism

by James Spencer Like many previous US administrations over the past four decades, the Trump presidency’s Middle Eastern policy seems to be coalescing into the trusty “pro-Israel and anti-Iran” channel. That’s hardly surprising, given that it has been the comfortable… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Vision of a Militarized America

by William Hartung At over $600 billion a year and counting, the Pentagon already receives significantly more than its fair share of federal funds.  If President Donald Trump has his way, though, that will prove a sum for pikers and… Continue Reading  

Trump Administration Divides and Divided

by John Feffer The resistance to Donald Trump’s presidency has been strong, sustained, and multi-dimensional. The women’s march after the inauguration deluged DC in a sea of pink hats and generated companion protests in an extraordinary 670 cities around the… Continue Reading