Foreign Policy in Focus

Apocalyptic Christianity in the State Department?

Welcome back, Gog and Magog. I can’t say that I’ve missed you.

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There's a Specific Ideology That Unites Trump With the World's Other Majoritarians

Washington and New Delhi are having a mutual lovefest these days.

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The U.S. Has Treated Poor Countries Like Sh*tholes for Decades

The United States has never invaded Norway. It has never bombed Oslo. It has never rounded up Norwegians and thrown them in Guantanamo.

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Trump and the Neocons Are Exploiting an Iran Protest Movement They Know Nothing About

The last time Iranians went out onto the streets in large numbers, they were protesting what they thought was a stolen election.

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If the Trump Revolution Is Possible, So Is a Progressive One

Yes, I know, the United States is a deeply conservative country. Americans don’t engage in periodic attempts to overthrow the system. There is no viable political party that threatens the status quo. When protesters gather in Washington, they have no intention of storming Congress, the White House or the Federal Reserve.

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Lawmakers Are Scrambling to Prevent Trump from Launching a Nuclear War

Former National Security Council Director Peter Feaver recently told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that “even a single nuclear detonation” could “trigger an escalatory spiral that would lead to civilization-threatening outcomes.”

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Trump's Most Reckless Decision Yet

Despite heavy competition, Trump’s latest Iran move ranks near the top of the list of the most reckless actions of this ever-so-reckless presidency. The president announced recently that he was refusing to certify Iran’s compliance with the landmark nuclear agreement it reached with the U.S. and several other world powers during the Obama administration.

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‘RussiaGate’ Alone Isn’t Going to Put Progressives Back in Power

Donald Trump’s approval ratings remain dismal, yet the Democrats are 0 for 4 in congressional elections in 2017.

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There are Fascinating Analogies Between Early Trump and Nixon, But Trump is No Nixon - for Better and Worse

The comparisons are multiplying. There was Trump’s appeal to the “silent majority” during the presidential election, his later adoption of the “mad man” theory in his foreign policy, his possible taping of conversations, his arm-twisting of top officials, and his all-around involvement in the scandals enveloping his administration.

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There’s No Strategy Behind Trump’s Wars - Only Brute Force

These are awesome days for headline writers. So many global settings, such an abundance of weapons, such a wealth of choices!

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