Donald Trump Offers a Helping Hand to China and Russia

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 by Dilip Hiro In his State of the Union address, Donald Trump warned grimly of “rivals like China and Russia that challenge our interests, our economy, and our values.”  In response, he demanded that Congress give even more money to “our great military”… Continue Reading  

Are the Adelsons Behind Dark Money Targeting Ossoff in Georgia?

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by Eli Clifton On June 20, Georgia’s 6th District will hold a runoff election between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel for the congressional seat vacated by Tom Price when he left to serve as President Trump’s secretary of health… Continue Reading  

Straining to be Anti-Iran

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by Paul R. Pillar The Trump administration is bending over backward to be, and to sound, hostile and confrontational toward Iran.  This effort to flaunt a role for itself as a dedicated enemy of Iran has roots in the same… Continue Reading  

Restraining Trump: The Prometheus Strategy

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by Gary Sick When Zeus was displeased with Prometheus, he chained him to a rock where an eagle feasted each day on his liver. Prometheus was immortal, so his liver regenerated each day. But even mortals, however immune they may… Continue Reading  

Defining “Ransom” for the Anti-Iran Crowd

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by Derek Davison Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Obama administration had “secretly” sent $400 million to Iran in January, at the same time that the Iranian government agreed to release three American citizens whom it… Continue Reading