Trump’s Undeclared State of Emergency

Oct 11, 2019

Donald Trump’s public appeal to China last week to help with uncovering dirt on the Biden family was both a brazen flouting of the law and (it pains me to say) an astute political tactic. “China should start an investigation into the Bidens, because what happened in China is just about as bad...

Which Country Has Meddled with the Most Elections?

Jun 13, 2019

Even though most Americans might find it hard to believe, the US was not the first country to have an election meddled with by an intrusive foreign power. In the US, reactions to the Mueller report have been all-American beyond belief. Let's face it, when it comes to election meddling, it’s...

The Logic of Arms Control Has Changed

May 03, 2019

The United States built an arsenal of nuclear weapons to preserve and extend its global dominance. But now, in a perverse development, nukes threaten that dominance. My first trip to Washington, DC, to do something other than protest on the streets was to interview for a Herbert Scoville Jr....

Why We Should Call It the “War for Terror”

Dec 07, 2018

Throughout history, the US has defined itself by its capacity to make war and its ability to convince itself that it was doing so in the name of democracy and progress. This is the first of a two-part series. The numbers are in, though they are provisional and incomplete. Brown University’s...

If Iran Changes Course, America Will Open Its Arms

Nov 20, 2018

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Matthew Kroenig, deputy director of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. It has been more than six months since US President Donald Trump withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA),...

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