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Archives: February 2017

Is Trump a bigger danger to the US or Europe?

By Joschka Fischer | (Project Syndicate) | - - BERLIN – Little more than a month after US President Donald Trump’s inauguration, it has become clear that nothing good will come of…

Photo of the Day: Gaza (the Old Town), 1862

The New York Public Library | Francis Frith | - - The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. "Gaza (the…

Top 5 Hypocrisies of Trump Friday

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | - - On Friday, Trump was making news again, after having appeared to be subdued (or muzzled?) by his staff midweek. But he addressed the…

Trump v. Islam

By John Feffer | (Foreign Policy in Focus) | - - Trump the businessman is at war with Trump the ideologue over the question of Islam. Donald Trump rode to power on…

Iranian Drummer Woman, 1842

British Museum | - - "Portrait of a young woman; single-page painting mounted on album folio. A woman beats a drum slung over her shoulder. She wears an orange blouse, a green…

All of Putin’s / Trump’s Men

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | - - The NYT has broken the story that several Trump associates are under investigation by the FBI for their contacts with Russian intelligence and…

Image of the Day: Persian Lady in Green, 1600

British Museum | Safavid Painting | - - Painting: Portrait of a Lady in Green, Iran, 1600 British Museum Description: Recto Painting. Portrait of a lady in green. Ascribed to Riza-yi Abbasi.…

Taking Iraq’s Oil

By Edward Hunt | (Foreign Policy in Focus | Originally published in Lobelog. Trump wants Iraq's oil, and he's not interested in sharing. The leaders of the United States have provided many…

Trump’s Statue against Liberty

By Daniel Martin Varisco | ( MENA Tidningen ) | - - In 1886, slightly more than a century after the birth of the United States of America, the government of France…

Here we go Again: Trump Admin Threatens Iran

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | - - National Security Advisor Mike Flynn came out on Wednesday to make a brief statement putting Iran "on notice." Flynn complained about Iran's ballistic…

Why Trump’s Muslim ban is bad for business

By Shainaz Firfiray | (The Conversation) | - - Donald Trump’s executive order to restrict immigration from seven countries has sparked widespread criticism from several quarters, including the business world. Not only…