(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 […]
Complicit, Sidelined, Compromised: The American Elite is not Going to Save You From Trump
(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 […]
Republican Party Wants Trumpism, Just Without Trump
(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 […]
Are Conservatives United Enough to get up an Iran War?
Washington, DC (Foreign Policy in Focus) – Division in the ranks of the conservative movement is a critical sign that a war with Iran isn’t inevitable. Tucker Carlson has impeccable conservative credentials. He started out as a low-level staffer at the Heritage Foundation and now he hosts a popular show on Fox News. In between […]
Trump & Dirty, Rotten Russian Money: Will it be his Downfall?
Washington, DC (Foreign Policy in Focus) – Russian money saved Trump when his projects were on the verge of collapse. Will it now be the cause of his political demise? Marty Byrde has a problem. His partner at the financial services firm has been skimming off the top of the money-laundering service they’re providing a […]
Is Trump finishing the Job that Bin Laden Began?
Washington, D.C. (Tomdispatch.com) – As presidencies approach their midpoints, pundits begin the inevitable search for that elusive creature: the doctrine. It’s often a quixotic quest, since presidents rarely boil down their foreign-policy visions — if they even have them — to some pithy essence. Then there’s Donald Trump. Conjuring up the current president’s foreign-policy doctrine […]
World to 22 mn Refugees: Only 200K of You can be Helped
Donald Trump is at the forefront of this scandalously cruel approach to refugees. But he’s not alone.
Racism as Foreign Policy: Trump and the White Savior Industrial Complex
The Trump movement uses racism and immigration to turn the Roseanne Barrs of the world from eco-feminists to Trump supporters
The Bolton Administration Has Already Begun
His next target? The North Korea talks