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    The Russians Troll Trump
    May12

    The Russians Troll Trump

    It’s hard to imagine how Wednesday could have gone any worse for the Trump White House. But it did, because the Trump White House didn’t see any reason to cancel or reschedule or somehow modify the president’s promise to Russian President Vladimir Putin that he would receive Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in the Oval...

    Eurovision Will Be Extra Political This Year
    May09

    Eurovision Will Be Extra Political This Year

    When the Eurovision Song Contest starts today in Kiev, Ukraine, one country will be noticeably absent: Russia is sitting out the competition. The supposedly unifying contest has been the stage of tensions between the two countries for the past several years.Ukraine was last year’s winner, and therefore this year’s host country, but...

    In France, the Predictable Has Finally Happened
    May06

    In France, the Predictable Has Finally Happened

    French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron suffered a “massive, co-ordinated hacking” effort Friday night less than 48 hours before the election—an attack that drew immediate parallels to the cyberattacks that hit Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign last year, as well as to alleged electoral interference in other parts of Europe....

    The Scandals of Donald Trump: Presidential Edition
    May05

    The Scandals of Donald Trump: Presidential Edition

    Senators want to see the communications of several former aides to Donald Trump with Russians.The Senate Intelligence Committee, which is one of several bodies investigating Russian interference in the election, sent letters to Carter Page, Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, and Michael Flynn, among others, requesting their emails and records of other...

    Rex Tillerson Spells Out U.S. Foreign Policy
    May04

    Rex Tillerson Spells Out U.S. Foreign Policy

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson addressed the State Department on Wednesday, shedding light on various aspects of the Trump administration’s “America First” foreign-policy agenda. While President Trump has made clear his intent to prioritize American interests above those of foreign nations, the details of his foreign policy were...

    The Changing of the Global Economic Guard
    Apr29

    The Changing of the Global Economic Guard

    In January 2017 the global economy changed guard. The venue was Davos, the annual gathering of the world’s wealthiest recyclers of conventional wisdom—and consistently one of the last places to anticipate what is going to happen next. This time was different. The assembled hedge-fund tycoons, Silicon Valley data executives, management...

    Ro Khanna Wants to Give Working-Class Households $1 Trillion
    Apr28

    Ro Khanna Wants to Give Working-Class Households $1 Trillion

    Ro Khanna has a $1 trillion plan to fatten Americans’ wallets.The newly elected member of Congress, who represents Silicon Valley, has become a loud progressive voice on the Hill during his brief tenure there. The way he sees it, Democrats have failed by not offering families a radical plan to end wage stagnation and bring prosperity to the...

    Will Political Normality Return in 2017?
    Apr28

    Will Political Normality Return in 2017?

    If 2016 was the year that populist protest triumphed in Britain (Brexit) and the United States (Trump), 2017 is shaping up as the year that political normality reasserts itself. Three events in three different Western democracies confirm that some of the familiar laws of political gravity do still operate.The most spectacular of the events is...

    Russia’s Interference in the U.S. Election Was Just the Beginning
    Apr26

    Russia’s Interference in the U.S. Election Was Just the Beginning

    Mike Conaway, the Republican who replaced Devin Nunes as head of the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, has described his mission simply: “I just want to find out what happened,” he’s said. The more urgent question elsewhere in the world, however, isn’t confined to the past....

    Where Will Trump Flip-Flop on Foreign Policy Next?
    Apr14

    Where Will Trump Flip-Flop on Foreign Policy Next?

    Donald Trump is nothing if not flexible when it comes to his policy positions. He knows how to seize the limelight, as he did with a surprise strike on Syria, and has been moving along what has charitably been referred to as the “learning curve” on a host of other issues. No issue shows Trump’s willingness to transform more than NATO: “I...

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