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The Arab Spring and the Western Winter

Ishac Diwan | (Project Syndicate) | - - BEIRUT – There are many striking parallels between the “Arab Spring” that began in 2010 and the United Kingdom’s Brexit referendum, the election of…
The Russian Job:  The Plot Thickens

The Russian Job: The Plot Thickens

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | - - An avalanche of news about the connection of key Trump political operatives to Vladimir Putin and the Russian Federation rolled down ominously on…
How Foreign Powers Could Try to Buy Trump

How Foreign Powers Could Try to Buy Trump

The Atlantic | (Video Report) | - - "Donald Trump is an unprecedentedly wealthy president, who owns or licenses his name to buildings, casinos, and luxury hotels around the world. An ethics…
It is Comey who should be Investigated

It is Comey who should be Investigated

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | - - FBI Director James Comey confirmed Monday that his agency has since last summer been investigating the circle of Donald J. Trump for their…