Trump Transformed Paranoia Politics Into a Genuine Electoral Force

Trump Transformed Paranoia Politics Into a Genuine Electoral Force

The world, according to Donald Trump, is very dark indeed. The American economy has tanked. Mexico has sent a horde of criminals over the border to steal jobs and rape women. The Islamic State, cofounded by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, is taking over the globe....
Russia’s DNC Hack is Just the Tip of the Tundra

Russia’s DNC Hack is Just the Tip of the Tundra

The email trove that WikiLeaks released on the eve of the Democratic National Convention has all the hallmarks of a dirty tricks campaign. The messages reveal, among other things, that the Democratic National Committee tried its best to tilt the electoral playing...
Should South Korea Get the Bomb?

Should South Korea Get the Bomb?

In 2012, a year before he died, the distinguished political scientist Kenneth Waltz wrote an article in Foreign Affairs arguing that everyone should stop worrying about Iran getting a nuclear weapon. He didn’t think that Iran was likely to voluntarily abandon its...
Darkness at High Noon in Korea

Darkness at High Noon in Korea

As the world focuses on the war in Syria, the refugee crisis in Europe, and the primary slugfest in the United States, the two Koreas are heading toward a catastrophe in the Far East. Although relations on the Korean peninsula have been deteriorating for the better...
6 Reasons Not to Reboot the Cold War

6 Reasons Not to Reboot the Cold War

The Pentagon budget the Obama administration unveiled this week calls for quadrupling spending on efforts to counter Russia. The money would move more troops, tanks, and artillery into position near the Russia border. This last Obama budget would also fund another...
The Candidate Our Foreign Policy Deserves

The Candidate Our Foreign Policy Deserves

It’s often said that, in democracies, we get the leaders that we deserve. In the current slugfest masquerading as a presidential race, it looks as though we’re getting the leader that our foreign policy deserves. The results of the first round of the 2016 presidential...
Iran and the Diplomatic Jackpot

Iran and the Diplomatic Jackpot

In 1748, as part of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, France regained Cape Breton from Great Britain. The island, off the coast of Nova Scotia, had passed back and forth between the two countries over the years, and previous treaties had been as binding as toilet paper....

The U.S. Is Fueling South Asia’s Nuclear Arms Race

In early October, the world was reminded of the ongoing deterioration of Afghanistan when U.S. warplanes eviscerated a civilian hospital. For one brief moment, attention returned to the disasters that so often strike the lands of terror and combat, especially in the...
Why Does Senator Schumer Oppose the Iran Nuclear Deal?

Why Does Senator Schumer Oppose the Iran Nuclear Deal?

[youtube id=”7wVjOzp_s2M” align=”left” mode=”normal” autoplay=”no”] Last week, President Obama delivered his Iran nuclear deal speech at American University.  Obama took the moment to further connect his legacy to that...
Supporters of Diplomacy over War Must Speak Up

Supporters of Diplomacy over War Must Speak Up

  Members of Congress are fleeing Washington’s steam bath for their August recess, making this a key time for constituents to raise their voices on crucial issues. Right now, the biggest thing lawmakers must decide is whether they’ll join the 54 percent of voters...
Israel’s Nuclear Weapons a Major Factor in Mideast Arms Race

Israel’s Nuclear Weapons a Major Factor in Mideast Arms Race

Israel is making a concerted effort to forestall a resolution that would subject its nuclear facilities to inspection from the International Atomic Energy Agency. The resolution has been put forth by Egypt, and will be voted on in mid-September. New Internationalism...