Regions / Russia
In Trump, the Kremlin got what it wanted — an America paralyzed by an incompetent administration at odds with more than half the country’s population.
The world urgently needs a new generation of democratic internationalists — or there won’t be much of a world left when Trump's confederacy of oligarchs gets through with it.
This is what a non-imperial, truly internationalist foreign policy would look like.
"What we're seeing now is the reality that this global war on terror is indeed having global ramifications," Phyllis Bennis tells Democracy Now!
During the Cold War, the CIA did just the kind of meddling in foreign elections it’s accusing Russia of doing today — and more.
As long as major powers are delivering weapons to their allies in the region, diplomacy will be near impossible, Bennis told Kontext.
Nothing defines Trump’s predictability more than his aggressive, Islamophobic, and anti-diplomatic choices for his foreign policy team.
Trump has a heavy dose of anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim sentiment behind him, Phyllis Bennis tells the Real News Network.
A relentless, four-year onslaught by Donald Trump and his allies will have a terrible effect.
After a mere eight years in which diplomacy narrowly edged out militarism, the foreign policy elite rallying around Clinton has forgotten the lessons of the George W. Bush era.