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Trump Is Signaling an Unprecedented Right Turn on Foreign Policy

From his feud with Bob Corker to his plans to renege on the Iran deal, Trump's mood swings mean a dangerous new era of foreign policy.
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Germany and the Rise of a ‘Fascist International’

Germany funds foundations for its political parties. If the far right gets one, we're one step closer to globalizing the alt-right.
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Regions from Catalonia to Kurdistan are Clamoring for Their Own States

But what good is being a state anymore?

How to Successfully Engage North Korea On Human Rights

Despite a generally abysmal human rights record, North Korea has shown improvement in one specific area: disability rights.
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Muslim Nations Are Rallying to Protect the Rohingya. What About the Rest of Us?

If only Muslims reach out to help the Rohingya, the international community will suffer another blow to its reputation.
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The President Is a Ponzi Scheme

Here and abroad, Trump's wealthy backers understand that his populist rhetoric is a masquerade.
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The War on Terror Has Targeted Muslims Almost Exclusively

The war on terror was supposed to be about making our country safer. As a Muslim American, I don’t feel safer at all.
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Hurricane Donald Hits the Republican Party

If Trump succeeds in ramping up military spending and gutting everything else, we’ll be left with a bunch of nukes and an underfunded state — and no one but China to keep us afloat.
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How Bush’s ‘New World Order’ Became Trump’s ‘No World Order’

Successive U.S. military interventions upended the very international system the U.S. once pledged to uphold. Now the world faces the twin challenges of ISIS and Trump.
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The Racism Heard Round the World

When the neo-fascist National Front is more willing to condemn neo-Nazis than Trump, we have a problem.
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If You Think North Korea Is Too Crazy for Negotiations, Think Again

Some in the Trump administration are eyeing regime change in North Korea. They're missing what's really going on over there.
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Please Don’t Bring Muslims Into Charlottesville

From Barcelona to Charlottesville, there’s an obvious double standard in how Trump treats terrorism. But let’s be careful how we talk about it.
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Disarmament Shouldn't be a Precondition for Negotiations with North Korea

It’s going to take a while for this trust-building exercise to have any kind of impact, John Feffer says on Intercepted.
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I’m a Jewish American Who Wanted to Visit Israel. I Got as Far as the Airport.

A new Israeli law bans travel by anyone who supports a nonviolent boycott for Palestinian rights — including Jews who break with the government's right-wing line.
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Increasing Isolation Won't Change North Korea's Behavior

When are we going to try something different?
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In Guam, the Gravest Threat Isn’t North Korea—It’s the United States

The United States is using this Pacific colony as its own private firing range.
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Trump: The Anti-Gorbachev

Like Mikhail Gorbachev, Trump helms a fading empire. But while the former Soviet leader supported democratization in his wake, Trump's sowing the seeds of autocracy all over the globe.
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What Makes a 'Good Jew'?

Progressive Jewish groups are rising to criticize the Israeli occupation and fight fundamentalism in both Israel and the West.
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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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Trump To Duterte: ‘You’re Just Like Me’

The Huffington Post | June 1, 2017

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Filipino Immigrants Are Caught Between Trump And Duterte

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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