Compared to Asia and Europe, the United States is a transportation embarrassment
The wall addresses a core psychological insecurity. Trump supporters — and many others — feel as if their own privileges are evaporating.
The forever war in the Middle East is far from over.
There is indeed a new global order. It’s called climate change
(Tomdispatch.com) – The mid-term elections are over, and the Democrats have regained the House, but the rest of American political reality remains intact. Meanwhile, the campaigns barely touched on the most important issues of our time: war, climate change, and the fracturing of the international community. So, let’s consider these larger issues from a different […]
It takes climate change and renewable energy seriously
(Foreign Policy in Focus) – Saudi Arabia’s apparent assassination of Jamal Khashoggi might have taken inspiration from Russia and North Korea — or Israel and the United States. Russia, North Korea, and Saudi Arabia are the latest members of a select international club. Assassins Without Borders has roots that go back, in the modern era […]
(Tomdispatch.com) – During a lifetime of make-believe, Donald Trump has never pretended to be a conventional politician. When he finally decided to make a serious bid for office, he built his presidential aspirations on the flimsiest of foundations: a wild conspiracy theory about Barack Obama’s birthplace. His leadership bona fides were equally laughable, having presided […]
(Foreign Policy in Focus) – Critics like that anonymous op-ed writer have no problem with how Trump’s actually hurting people. They just want the leader doing it to look more presidential. The recent anonymous op-ed in The New York Times about the resistance to Trump within his own administration was supposed to reassure the American […]