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Apologia de Profundis re Trumpus

Apologia de Profundis re Trumpus

To those visiting New York City for the first time in awhile, you may be wondering is this America? Yes it is, but we need you to be patient with us.

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Trump Hires Chinese Government Firm for Dubai Golf Club

Trump Hires Chinese Government Firm for Dubai Golf Club

The President's global conflict-of-interest problems just got a little bit bigger following revelations about the Trump International Golf Club Dubai.

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The U.S.’ Outreach To Regional Hegemons Is Both Right And Wrong

The U.S.’ Outreach To Regional Hegemons Is Both Right And Wrong

To successfully resolve regional crises, the U.S. must acknowledge and prioritize the core security interests of regional hegemons.

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Is Extremism the Sole Reason for the Collapsing Order of ‘Worldliness’?

Is Extremism the Sole Reason for the Collapsing Order of ‘Worldliness’?

The ramming of identity-politics-based extremism disparately sprouting around the globe has reawakened the totalitarian madness.

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A Trump Doctrine? Not Yet

A Trump Doctrine? Not Yet

There will be no more nation-building in Afghanistan under the "Trump doctrine". But will its policies allow a role for the Taliban in a future government?

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Muslims in the Crosshairs of Hate

Muslims in the Crosshairs of Hate

Human history is peppered with dreadful accounts of minority communities who were deliberately demonized before atrocities were committed against them.

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The Balkanization of American Society

The Balkanization of American Society

Societies that pull themselves to the extremes often have to ignore large swaths of reality to make the mental leap to self-abuse.

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North Korea: Push Comes to Shove

North Korea: Push Comes to Shove

North Korea’s July 4 launch of an ICBM pushes us to a full reckoning with our motives, values, and national existence. In columnist Charles Krauthammer’s words, for “25 years and five administrations, we have kicked the North Korean can down the road. We are now out of road.” North ...

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The Department of State’s Listening Survey Calls For A Mission

The Department of State’s Listening Survey Calls For A Mission

The State Department issued the report on an internal “listening survey” on July 5. The report is not public, but reports indicate that its first recommendation is to define a mission for the Department of State. It also addresses a host of other concerns, and current and past State ...

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“We Don’t Want The Smoking Gun To Be A Mushroom Cloud.”

“We Don’t Want The Smoking Gun To Be A Mushroom Cloud.”

Washington's Russiagate obsession risks isolation both from international partners and, infinitely more crucial, its own citizenry.

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Trump and the Russians: Collusion or Sowing Discord?

Trump and the Russians: Collusion or Sowing Discord?

Did the Russians really need Trump's collusion? And if not, could the appearances of collusion have been intended to foment chaos in U.S. politics?

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Obama, the Russian Hacking, and the Folks Who Write about Them

Obama, the Russian Hacking, and the Folks Who Write about Them

The key take-away from the pundit discussion regarding Obama and the Russian cyber attacks is that Obama did nothing in the face of Russian aggression. The critics rarely if ever say what he should have done; often neglect to mention what he did do; and completely ignore the reasons for not doing more.

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President Trump’s War Room on Russia, As If Russia Were Running It

President Trump’s War Room on Russia, As If Russia Were Running It

Trump is setting up a “war room” to counter the Russia probe. With talk about Russian government tactics for meddling in Western democratic processes, what would the Kremlin do in such a war room?

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Remembering My Mentor Zbigniew Brzezinski

Remembering My Mentor Zbigniew Brzezinski

When I first met Zbigniew Brzezinski, a giant of American foreign policy, I was a recent college graduate looking for a job.

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Qu Yuan, Zbigniew Brzezinski, & Why Strategy is Necessary for Survival

Qu Yuan, Zbigniew Brzezinski, & Why Strategy is Necessary for Survival

Both Qu Yuan and Zbigniew Brzezinski serve as lessons for the role effective foreign policy strategy can play in a state's survival.

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