Tag Archives: Foreign policy

Trump’s foreign policy

There is no “Trump Doctrine.” There is no “Trump Doctrine.” There is no “Trump Doctrine.” There is no “Trump Doctrine.” There is no “Trump Doctrine.” There is no “Trump Doctrine.” There is no “Trump Doctrine.” There is no “Trump Doctrine.” … Continue reading

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The Russia connections

David Corn insists we shouldn’t let disgraced national security advisor Michael Flynn fade away to a consulting or lobbying job or FOX News commentator. So what did they chat about? Did Flynn warn Kislyak not to mess with US democracy? … Continue reading

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Cuba and America: what Fidel Castro got wrong — and right

Gore Vidal in Empire: The black eyes were as quick as the wit; and the swift smile was both frank and agreeably murderous. “If you really want the Philippines,” said Hay, “you can have them. I’ve got too much time … Continue reading

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‘He’s there in a certain way’

Wallace Shawn or Tony Kushner could’ve written the following exchange this morning with Clinton plant George Stephanopoulos: TRUMP: I’m all in favor of NATO. I said NATO is obsolete. I was asked a question by one of your competitors and … Continue reading

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Sadism and the American foreign policy elite

If foreign policy hasn’t emerged as a subject this primary season other than as metonym for incoherence in Syria or insanity about forcing Mexico to pay for a wall it doesn’t want, it’s because no one has presented saner alternatives. … Continue reading

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Of geniuses, mandarins, and institutionalists

Patrick McGilligan – Young Orson Simon Callow, Clinton Heylin, David Thomson, and the Welles-approved Barbara Leaming have covered this ground, but what distinguishes this SS-20 of a tome is the attention on George Orson’s origins. Raised in Kenosha, Wisconsin by … Continue reading

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How Clinton is a better campaigner

Hillary Clinton didn’t “win” the foreign policy of Feb. 4’s Democratic debate. Unlike Bernie Sanders, she accepted the premise of Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow’s boneheaded questions about Syria and Afghanistan. Not one question, for example, on whether an American … Continue reading

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The realism trap

I suppose dumb libs may choose Donald Trump as a lesser evil because he’s not, to use a dreadful metaphor with some truth, “owned” by lobbyists. Nonsense. “The only reason that this idea of Trump-as-realist is even being entertained at … Continue reading

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‘The UK will follow our lead’

The death of outrage: A bombshell White House memo has revealed for the first time details of the ‘deal in blood’ forged by Tony Blair and George Bush over the Iraq War. The sensational leak shows that Blair had given … Continue reading

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Spouting the phrase ‘collateral damage’

The American airstrike on an Afghan hospital did not produce an edifying effect on the media’s coverage. Glenn Greenwald fumes: This obfuscation tactic is the standard one the U.S. and Israel both use whenever they blow up civilian structures and … Continue reading

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‘We insist that you settle your disputes with Kuwait nonviolently’

The late Christopher Hitchens wrote an account of the absurd, hilarious shadowplay in which the United States and Iraq entertained one another in the summer of 1990. This led eventually to Saddam Hussein’s decision to invade Kuwait. Months after rebuking … Continue reading

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Iranians: cautious optimism

“American journalists, who pride themselves on ‘neutrality” and “balance,’ should spend some time considering how much of a platform they give to Israelis and how little they give to Iranians,” Glenn Greenwald writes in a column assessing the Iran deal. … Continue reading

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