Trump, NATO, and the Future of European Security

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by Robert E. Hunter This year could be shaping up as an annus horribilis for transatlantic security. Of course, the year is still far from over, so some correctives are still possible. Most immediately in the news are comments by the… Continue Reading  

Bibi, the Failed Peace Process, and the Future of Linkage

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by Eli Clifton Just a few days before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sat down with President Obama in the Oval Office to discuss the long-stalled Israel-Palestinian peace process and Israel’s ask for $5 billion in annual military aid, the occupying… Continue Reading  

How the US Contributed to Yemen’s Crisis

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by Stephen Zunes As a Saudi-led military coalition continues to pound rebel targets in Yemen, the country is plunging into a humanitarian crisis. Civilian casualties are mounting. With U.S. logistical support, the Saudis are attempting to re-instate the country’s exiled… Continue Reading  

Your Money at War Everywhere

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by William D. Hartung President Obama and Senator John McCain, who have clashed on almost every conceivable issue, do agree on one thing: the Pentagon needs more money. Obama wants to raise the Pentagon’s budget for fiscal year 2016 by $35 billion… Continue Reading  

The US Fight Against Islamic State: Avoiding “Mission Creep”

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by Wayne White Hyping the Islamic State (ISIS or IS) threat risks generating flawed policies. The White House probably is a source of frustration, as its critics claim, but others seem too eager to commit US combat troops. Meanwhile, the… Continue Reading