The New New Cold War

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by John Feffer When an epoch ends, as the Cold War did between 1989 and 1991, it takes some time to come up with a name for the new order. For some years, the world lived in a “post-Cold War”… Continue Reading  

Russiagate or Deep State?

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by John Feffer When it comes to the Russiagate scandal, progressives usually take one of two positions. They either dismiss the scandal as a lot of hooey, a “nothingburger,” just a way for warmongers and the “Deep State” to revive… Continue Reading  

Russiaburger: The Trump-Russia Scandal Unwrapped

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by John Feffer The discussion of the Russia file these days sounds like the review of a fast-food restaurant. Echoing that infamous catchphrase of Wendy’s that became a political meme in the 1984 presidential elections — Where’s the Beef? —… Continue Reading  

Implications of a Siberian Candidate

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by Paul R. Pillar The dribbling out of revelations, many of which contradict previous denials, about dealings with Russia by Donald Trump, his family, and his associates, has increased the plausibility of the more sinister possible explanations of what this… Continue Reading  

A Syria Deal Trump Should Make with Putin

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by Paul R. Pillar Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appears to be trying to follow the sound advice of Ted Galen Carpenter in letting Russia take primary responsibility for handling the tar baby known as Syria. Tillerson reportedly told United… Continue Reading