Taking Russia’s Stark Warning on North Korea Seriously

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by Tim Shorrock As the US media obsesses about Russia’s involvement in the U.S. elections, it is ignoring nearly everything else about the Putin government’s role in the world. But recent warnings from Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that the… Continue Reading  

North Korea Tests Its Third ICBM: What’s Next?

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by Tim Shorrock After 74 days of silence, North Korea test-fired its third and most successful intercontinental ballistic missile to date on Tuesday night, triggering another frenzied response from the US media and the usual bluster from Washington hawks pining… Continue Reading  

The New York Attack, Trump’s Outbursts, and Misconceptions About Terrorism

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by Paul R. Pillar Donald Trump’s tweets in response to the terrorist attack along a bike path in Manhattan demonstrated some of what we already knew all too well about the president, but they also reflected more widely shared and… Continue Reading  

Nikki Haley: Neocon Heartthrob

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by Jim Lobe With the eviction of Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka from the inner precincts of the White House and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson besieged and taking fire from virtually all sides, neoconservatives – even the NeverTrumpers among… Continue Reading  

Foreign Aid Reform: Opportunity or Threat?

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by Diana Ohlbaum It would be difficult, inside or outside the Beltway, to find someone who doesn’t think that U.S. foreign assistance needs to be reformed. The people most familiar with the current system generally view aid as a valuable… Continue Reading