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    Washington Should Step Back in Korea: Is Donald Trump or Kim Jong-Un More Dangerous?
    Aug14

    Washington Should Step Back in Korea: Is Donald Trump or Kim Jong-Un More Dangerous?

    Doug Bandow President Donald Trump has put all of Asia and much of the world on edge. All week he’s gone mano-a-mano with Kim Jong-un, blustering like the frightened head of an international micro-state instead of the representative of the world’s most important and powerful nation. Who imagined that people around the globe would be...

    America’s Ukraine Hypocrisy
    Aug08

    America’s Ukraine Hypocrisy

    Ted Galen Carpenter There is an abundance of outrage in the United States about Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Multiple investigations are taking place, and Moscow’s conduct was a major justification for the sanctions legislation that Congress just passed. Some furious political figures and members of the...

    Vice President Pence Would Fight Russia over Montenegro, Georgia, Kosovo: Where Is President Trump?
    Aug07

    Vice President Pence Would Fight Russia over Montenegro, Georgia, Kosovo: Where Is President Trump?

    Doug Bandow President Donald Trump promised a different kind of administration. But many of those around him remain dedicated to the status quo. Even after President Trump spoke for the forgotten Americans who were tired of subsidizing European states which refused to spend more on defense, Vice President Mike Pence traveled to Eastern Europe...

    Interfering in Democratic Elections: Russia against the U.S., but U.S. Against the World
    Aug02

    Interfering in Democratic Elections: Russia against the U.S., but U.S. Against the World

    Doug Bandow The Cold War finally and dramatically ended almost 30 years ago when the Berlin Wall fell, soon followed by the disintegration of the Soviet Union. But despite the election of Donald Trump, the U.S. and Russia have descended into what increasingly looks like a Little Cold War with Moscow’s decision to expel 755 U.S. diplomats....

    Washington’s Addictive Foreign-Policy Drug
    Aug01

    Washington’s Addictive Foreign-Policy Drug

    Ted Galen Carpenter Congress has overwhelmingly passed legislation imposing new economic sanctions on North Korea, Russia and Iran. There was some speculation that President Trump might veto the measure, both because of concerns that it would prevent an improvement in America’s troubled relations with Moscow and because of stringent...

    The Case against U.S. Overseas Military Bases
    Jul25

    The Case against U.S. Overseas Military Bases

    John Glaser Over the last several decades, the digital revolution has fundamentally transformed business best practices. The changes have been slow to penetrate the public sector, however, which remains tied to traditional thinking and practices. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is trying to review all aspects of the State Department to get...

    Ukraine in NATO? America Should Reject a Bad Idea That Only Grows Worse with Age
    Jul17

    Ukraine in NATO? America Should Reject a Bad Idea That Only Grows Worse with Age

    Doug Bandow The government of Ukraine reaffirmed its desire to join NATO. The alliance said the door is open for Kiev. It’s an idea that only grows worse with age. Earlier this week Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Kiev, proclaiming that “Ukraine has clearly defined its political future and...

    When Trump Met Putin: Is Reconciliation in the Air?
    Jul11

    When Trump Met Putin: Is Reconciliation in the Air?

    Doug Bandow The long awaited meeting between America’s and Russia’s presidents finally occurred at the G-20 summit. They got along great, said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, connecting “very quickly,” and talked for more than two hours. Even First Lady Melania Trump couldn’t drag her husband away after the first hour. It...

    Donald Trump Meets Vladimir Putin: Time for U.S. To Normalize Relations with Russia
    Jul10

    Donald Trump Meets Vladimir Putin: Time for U.S. To Normalize Relations with Russia

    Doug Bandow Perhaps the most important policy initiative suggested by candidate Donald Trump was improving relations with the Russian Federation. His proposal horrified the Blob, the collection of Washington elites who typically dominate U.S. foreign policy irrespective of administration. But the idea made eminent sense: no vital interests...

    If Russia Wants the Syria Mess, Let Them Have It
    Jun23

    If Russia Wants the Syria Mess, Let Them Have It

    Ted Galen Carpenter Relations between Moscow and Washington continue to deteriorate over a variety of issues. Contrary to the expectations of Americans who favor a more conciliatory policy toward Russia (and contrary to the fears of those who believe that a confrontational stance is necessary), the frigid bilateral relationship during Barack...

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