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    What Russia Really Wants (And Got) From Trump
    Mar09

    What Russia Really Wants (And Got) From Trump

    (Photo: Mike Maguire / Flickr) It has all the hallmarks of a compelling thriller. A U.S. president willing to put his reputation on the line in the interests of peace and prosperity prepares to reach out to Russia. The Kremlin shows some cautious interest. But before the president can propose anything substantial, his opponents do everything...

    What Putin Wants from Trump
    Jan13

    What Putin Wants from Trump

    (Image: Shutterstock / ) I wrote this article about Russian efforts to cultivate Donald Trump as an asset last week for a Korean newspaper where it was published on Sunday. Little did I know that news would break this week of allegations that Russia has a file of damaging information it can use to blackmail President-elect Trump. In that file is...

    Can Europe Resist the Trump Tide?
    Dec09

    Can Europe Resist the Trump Tide?

    (Photo: Apex Archive / Flickr) Norbert Hofer is a nasty piece of work. On the surface, he seems like a bland, soft-spoken, conventionally handsome Central European engineer-turned-politician who emphasizes the conventional conservative values of family and nation. But during the recent prolonged Austrian presidential election — first round in...

    Under Trump, the U.S. Will Become an Enemy of the International Community
    Nov15

    Under Trump, the U.S. Will Become an Enemy of the International Community

    Image courtesy of Shutterstock The election of Donald Trump is not only a surprise for many American citizens. It’s a shock to the international community. In fact, the shock might be so severe that it will be the death of the international community. What has happened in the United States is not unprecedented. But, as with most things to...

    Hillary Clinton: A Hawk in the Wings
    Nov02

    Hillary Clinton: A Hawk in the Wings

    (Photo: CSIS/flickr) When Barack Obama was running for office in 2008, he was determined to redirect U.S. military efforts away from the “bad war” in Iraq and toward the “good war” in Afghanistan. This commitment to extricate the U.S. military from the dismal aftermath of a botched exercise in regime change earned Obama the exaggerated...

    Understanding Why Colombians Voted Against Peace
    Oct06

    Understanding Why Colombians Voted Against Peace

    (Photo: AlCortés / Flickr) The Iran deal would have been dead in the water if it required two-thirds or even majority support in the Senate since every Republican — and a couple Democrats —opposed the initiative. It’s hard to know what a referendum would have produced. A majority of Americans wanted the Republican-controlled Congress to...

    Are We Near the End of NATO?
    Sep08

    Are We Near the End of NATO?

    (Photo: Drop of Light / Shutterstock.com) If the number of eager applicants on a waiting list determines the strength of a club, then the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is in fine fettle. At its most recent gathering in July, NATO welcomed its 29th member — Montenegro — which means that the alliance now outnumbers the European Union....

    Why a “Trumpxit” May Be Harder Than it Looks
    Aug17

    Why a “Trumpxit” May Be Harder Than it Looks

    (Photo: Gage Skidmore | Flickr) Here at Emergency Travel Services, we believe that it’s never too early to plan your vacation. Or your emigration. Based on the latest polls, most of you are confident that Donald Trump won’t be elected president in November. If the election were held today, according to statistician Nate Silver, Trump...

    Russia Hacks the World
    Jul28

    Russia Hacks the World

    (Image: Donkey Hotey / Flickr Commons) The email trove that WikiLeaks released on the eve of the Democratic National Convention has all the hallmarks of a dirty tricks campaign. The messages reveal, among other things, that the Democratic National Committee tried its best to tilt the electoral playing field in favor of Hillary Clinton. For anyone...

    Does the Brexit Vote Mark the End of Internationalism?
    Jun22

    Does the Brexit Vote Mark the End of Internationalism?

    (Photo: Flickr / Photo: portal gda) This week might represent the beginning of the end for international cooperation. All the treaties, alliances, and unions that have incrementally strengthened the ties between nations over the last several centuries have suddenly been revealed as a house of cards, which a wayward puff of air known as Brexit...

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