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Donald Trump and the Triumph of Anti-Politics

In this fairy tale from 2050, the invisible monster of climate change continues to ravage the land.
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Can Trump Actually Cut (Good) Deals on Diplomacy?

From North Korea to Russia to the Middle East, there's no shortage of deal-making needed. But beware the fine print of anything with Trump's insignia.
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A Bipartisan Vote to Put the Brakes on War

By putting such a sinister face on it, Trump might have finally inspired lawmakers to rein in America’s post-9/11 war machine.
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Why I’m (Reluctantly) Sitting Out ‘Wonder Woman’

As a Palestinian, I can't set aside my identity for two hours and root for an actor who spoke up for violence against people like me.
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How to Honor Otto Warmbier

How should the United States respond to the detention and subsequent death of an American student who visited North Korea?

Is America’s Violent Century Coming to an End?

Quite the contrary: the United States, Dower argues, may have refined its techniques, but it has done nothing to minimize the brutality.

‘RussiaGate’ Alone Isn’t Going to Put Progressives Back in Power

Progressives have to devise a comprehensive alternative that responds to both the challenge of Russia and the failures of liberalism.
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All Signs Point to a Coming Conflict with Iran

Behind all of Trump's boneheaded policies in the Middle East is an unmistakable urge for confrontation with Iran.
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Remembering a Priest, a Diplomat, and a Voice for Palestine

Father Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann was a man who spoke truth to power and expected others to do the same.
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Is It Possible to Undo 2016?

Bureaucracy may constrain the worst of Trump and Brexit, but returning to the status quo won't fix anything.
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How Can South Korea Help Prevent a U.S. Attack on North Korea?

South Korea can take the lead in establishing better relations with North Korea.
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Russia’s Not the Country Benefitting Most from Trump

If Trump is a Manchurian candidate, on whose behalf is he working?
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Who Will Take America's Place in Asia?

With a divided U.S., the way is clear for China to become the dominant power in Asia. But don't sign up for a crash course in Mandarin quite yet.
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When Trump’s Push Comes to Shove in Europe

In one video clip, a glimpse of the Trump team's plan to divide Europe, cozy up to right-wing dictatorships, and rally the extreme right.
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Trump’s Apology Tour

With plummeting ratings back home, Donald Trump is looking overseas for support. He's going to have to apologize first, though.
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The Nixonization of Donald Trump

In the aftermath of Watergate, the country turned to the left. Are progressives positioned to capitalize on Trump's stumbles today?
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How to Reinvent the European Left

Europeans want to upend politics as usual and the far right is still rising. If the left doesn’t come up with an unusual politics of its own, it will be upended as well.

The Godfather Approach to Trade

Trump wants to "renegotiate" trade deals like NAFTA. But there's no evidence he wants to fix their corrosive impact on labor protections or environmental standards.
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100 Days of Unprecedented Incompetence

Are Trump's stumbles a brilliant ploy to "deconstruct the state," a political performance, or actual incompetence?
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The Hunger President

As famine descends on a huge swath of the globe, the White House is rolling back aid, ramping up conflict, and risking more climate chaos.
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Trump To Duterte: ‘You’re Just Like Me’

The Huffington Post | June 1, 2017

Winning By A Bye

Outlook India | May 15, 2017

Trump Rattles Saber Against North Korea

Rising Up with Sonali | April 14, 2017

Filipino Immigrants Are Caught Between Trump And Duterte

Rising Up with Sonali | March 14, 2017

A Defensive Wall Against an Illiberal Regime

Counterpunch | February 27, 2017

America is “Hard-wired” to Globalism

Global Research | January 27, 2017

Chilling Vision Of A Barbaric New World Order

The Morning Star | January 25, 2017

Hillary Clinton and the Neocons

Fair Observer | November 5, 2016

The Double Standards of America's Exceptionalism

Sputnik International | October 27, 2016

Cape Ann Forum to host John Feffer

Wicked Local Manchester | September 15, 2016

The Right Way to Defeat Terrorism

MWC News | July 24, 2016

Mohammed Ali and US gun violence

The Guardian Australia | June 22, 2016