The Dictator and the Nihilist

by John Feffer Two major public figures lost their protected status last week. British authorities dragged Julian Assange, the co-founder of Wikileaks, out of the Ecuadorian consulate and into custody. Meanwhile, months of public protests finally dislodged Omar al-Bashir, the… Continue Reading  

Mueller, Russiagate, and the 2020 Elections

by John Feffer In horror movies, the monster can usually be dispatched in only one way. A werewolf requires a silver bullet. A vampire will only stay dead with a stake through the heart. The Blob shrivels in contact with… Continue Reading  

Trump and Russia: Shortest Reset Ever

by John Feffer It has all the hallmarks of a compelling thriller. A U.S. president willing to put his reputation on the line in the interests of peace and prosperity prepares to reach out to Russia. The Kremlin shows some… Continue Reading  

The Anti-Intelligence President-Elect

by Paul R. Pillar As serious as is the Russian interference, including hacking, related to the U.S. election, of even more concern is what the U.S. president-elect’s (along with some of his co-partisans’) comments on this matter foretell for how… Continue Reading  

Early Draft of Clinton Speech Mentioned Palestinian Rights

by Eli Clifton Yesterday, WikiLeaks released an email from Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta in which he urged Clinton’s speechwriters to tone down language that might “evoke how people feel about how Israel is treating the Palestinians” from a… Continue Reading