Domestic Politics Distort Relations with Russia

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by Robert E. Hunter Additional sanctions on Russia, followed by Moscow’s drastic cutting of the US government’s presence in the Russian Federation, take the “Russia issue” to a new level of intensity and risk of Cold War II. Most blame… Continue Reading  

Slouching Toward Mar-a-Lago

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by Andrew J. Bacevich Like it or not, the president of the United States embodies America itself. The individual inhabiting the White House has become the preeminent symbol of who we are and what we represent as a nation and… Continue Reading  

A Fairy Tale from 2050

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by John Feffer Once upon a time, long, long ago, I testified before the great assembly of our land. When I describe this event to children today, it really does sound to them like a fairy tale. Once upon a… Continue Reading  

National (In)security: What a Trump Presidency Really Means for Americans at the Edge

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By Rajan Menon Donald Trump’s supporters believe that his election will end business as usual in Washington. The self-glorifying Trump agrees and indeed his has, so far, been the most unorthodox presidency of our era, if not any era. It’s… Continue Reading  

AIPAC 2017: Haley Shines, but Whither the Two-State Solution?

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by Mitchell Plitnick Every year, anyone who works on United States policy toward Israel, Palestine, or the broader Middle East watches the annual policy conference of the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) very closely. At that conference, we expect not… Continue Reading