Trump’s Biggest Donor Pushed for Jerusalem Embassy Move

by Eli Clifton On Wednesday, President Donald Trump may announce U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital while continuing to keep the U.S. embassy in in Tel Aviv. The move goes toward fulfilling his campaign promise, during a speech to… Continue Reading  

Can Trump and Putin Restart Relations in Hamburg?

by Robert E. Hunter When Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin meet in Hamburg on the margins of the July 7-8 G20 summit, they need to begin a US-Russian strategic dialogue, like that between Washington and Moscow in all but the worst periods… Continue Reading  

The Nixonization of Donald Trump

by John Feffer The comparisons are multiplying. There was Trump’s appeal to the “silent majority” during the presidential election, his later adoption of the “mad man” theory in his foreign policy, his possible taping of conversations, his arm-twisting of top… Continue Reading  

Bannon’s Ouster from NSC Certainly Can’t Hurt

by Jim Lobe Although it’s too soon to assess the import of the removal of Trump’s top strategic advisor, Steve Bannon, from the Principals Committee of the National Security Council (NSC), it’s certainly not bad news. Indeed, it’s probably very… Continue Reading  

Trump and Russia: Shortest Reset Ever

by John Feffer It has all the hallmarks of a compelling thriller. A U.S. president willing to put his reputation on the line in the interests of peace and prosperity prepares to reach out to Russia. The Kremlin shows some… Continue Reading