Post-Election Foreign Policy Trouble

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by Paul R. Pillar On the day after the U.S. midterm elections, European politicians and analysts are bracing for disruption from Donald Trump that will be even greater than what he has perpetrated so far. Their concerns are well-founded, for… Continue Reading  

Will House Democrats End U.S. Involvement in Yemen War?

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by Giorgio Cafiero The success of congressional Democrats, who took back control of the House of Representatives in yesterday’s midterm elections, poses new challenges for the White House. It will no longer have a Republican-dominated Congress to work with throughout… Continue Reading  

Anonymous and Trumpism Without Trump

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by John Feffer The recent anonymous op-ed in The New York Times about the resistance to Trump within his own administration was supposed to reassure the American people. Don’t worry, the writer was saying: we the “steady state” are making… Continue Reading  

Did Sheldon Adelson Just Capture the GOP?

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by Eli Clifton Billionaire Sheldon Adelson, President Donald Trump’s biggest donor, just secured his role as the GOP’s top 2018 funder with a $25 million contribution to Senate Republicans midterm election efforts. In all likelihood, he also bought himself a… Continue Reading  

The Multiple Facets of the Russia Problem

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by Paul R. Pillar Two different issues—Russian interference in the U.S. election of 2016 and overall U.S. policy toward Russia—too often have been conflated. Donald Trump’s questioning of the interference and his submission to Russian President Vladimir Putin have tainted… Continue Reading