Trump’s Undeclared State of Emergency

by John Feffer Trump’s public appeal to China last week to help with uncovering dirt on the Biden family was both a brazen flouting of the law and (it pains me to say) an astute political tactic. “China should start… Continue Reading  

Please, Mr. President, We Don’t Want to Win Anymore

by Derek Davison We’re going to win. We’re going to win so much. We’re going to win at trade, we’re going to win at the border. We’re going to win so much, you’re going to be so sick and tired… Continue Reading  

Iran and the Middle East Amid Shifting Alliances

by Emile Nakhleh As of this writing, President Trump seems to be using more severe sanctions as a response to the September 14 attack on two Saudi oil facilities, which he blames on Iran. It’s difficult to predict whether, in… Continue Reading  

The Threat of Bolton Has Receded–But Not the Threat of War

by John Feffer John Bolton tried his best. The national security adviser entered the Trump administration as a predictable warmonger with an unslakable thirst for power. He streamlined the national security apparatus to maximize his access to the president. At… Continue Reading  

Making Targets Out of U.S. Military Personnel

by Paul R. Pillar  Although President Trump is wisely resisting starting a new war in the Middle East, the dead-end nature of his failed “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran has put him on the spot to do something, after last… Continue Reading