Donald Trump: Gunrunner for Hire

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by William Hartung American weapons makers have dominated the global arms trade for decades. In any given year, they’ve accounted for somewhere between one-third and more than one-half the value of all international weapons sales. It’s hard to imagine things getting much worse —… Continue Reading  

Killmonger’s World

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by John Feffer Donald Trump has now assembled a cabinet of Killmongers. Mike Pompeo, John Bolton, and Trump himself: these men have elevated violence to a supreme virtue at home and abroad. They are firm believers in armed domination. Erik… Continue Reading  

More Women Protest by Removing their Hijabs

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by Aida Ghajar The trial of Narges Hosseini, one of Iran’s “Revolution Women,” began on the morning of Saturday, February 24. Hosseini has been charged with “encouraging immorality or prostitution,” “failing to observe hijab” and “flagrant commitment of a forbidden act.”… Continue Reading  

Public Health as Foreign Policy: Trauma in the Arab World

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by Ryan Suto The current US presidential campaign debate on Middle East policy has focused disproportionately on the US response to the Islamic State (ISIS or IS). This series will focus instead on five alternative Middle East policy challenges facing… Continue Reading  

Terrorism in Colorado and Paris

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by Paul R. Pillar The lethal armed attack by a troublesome drifter against a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs brings to mind two insufficiently recognized patterns about political violence and specifically terrorism, and how such violence tends to get… Continue Reading