The US Quits on Human Rights

by Mitchell Plitnick In a move that seemed very likely when Donald Trump was elected president and was cemented when he appointed Nikki Haley as ambassador to the United Nations, the United States withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights… Continue Reading  

The End of US National Interest

by John H. Johns and Trita Parsi It was not even a month ago that Donald Trump signaled that he wanted to get U.S. troops out of Syria. “I want to get out. I want to bring our troops back home,” he… Continue Reading  

Trump’s New War Cabinet

by Shahed Ghoreishi On Thursday, President Trump moved one step closer to completing his preferred cabinet. General H.R. McMaster, whom Trump called boring, was replaced as national security advisor by ultra-hawk John Bolton. This is the same John Bolton who… Continue Reading  

The Most Important Hearings of the Young Century

by Lawrence Wilkerson On MSNBC’s “All In” on March 13, I discussed how the removal of Rex Tillerson from the position of secretary of state was the final triumph of largely Republican efforts—but with complicit Democrats as well—to consolidate the… Continue Reading  

Will EU Blacklist All of Hezbollah?

by Eldar Mamedov When President Donald Trump threatened not to waive sanctions on the nuclear deal with Iran (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA) unless the agreement´s supposed flaws were “fixed,” he also issued a number of demands… Continue Reading