Trump’s Emergency: The Power of the Purse Is at Stake

by Gordon Adams The famous “wall” is no longer a partisan issue between Republicans and Democrats, between those supporting a wall and those who find the administration’s whole immigration policy, including the wall, tragically inhuman. This battle has moved from… Continue Reading  

The Wall

by John Feffer Geopolitics, like thermodynamics, has its laws of conservation. If a wall comes down in one place, you can bet that it will go up somewhere else.

It’s a Borderful World

by John Feffer Nation-states: what a quaint notion. As a means of organizing territory, they seem to be a brief transition period between large empires and an even larger, borderless world. Sure, nation-states might live on in the form of… Continue Reading  

Trump, Racism, and the Elections

by John Feffer In the week before the mid-term elections, Donald Trump returned to his bread-and-butter issue: immigration. He knows that the only thing that will turn out his base, and possibly swing some independents over to his side, is… Continue Reading  

Unhappy Iraq, Buffeted from Within and Without

by Paul R. Pillar Syria is getting most of the attention these days as a Middle Eastern cockpit of competition among outside powers, with one of the latest moves being the Trump administration’s indefinite extension of the U.S. military presence… Continue Reading