Diplomacy With China is Not That Easy

December 21, 2016

President Trump’s China policy cannot be based on deal making alone. Despite all the anti-Chinese remarks he made, Donald Trump was a surprising hero among Chinese nationalists during the presidential campaign. The former reality TV star drew his support from Chinese netizens either privately...

Avoiding the Unthinkable in India and Pakistan

December 18, 2016

As Donald Trump ascends to the White House, he’s wading into the most dangerous conflict on the globe. US President-Elect Donald Trump’s off the cuff, chaotic approach to foreign policy had at least one thing going for it, even though it was more the feel of a blind pig rooting for acorns...

An Open Letter to the Muslim World

Leaders of the Muslim world must act on the tragedy of Aleppo. Dear leaders, Perhaps by now you will have seen or heard the heartbreaking news coming out of Aleppo, Syria. News of missiles raining down from the sky onto the city; of those who have been driven from their...

Donald Trump’s Bomb Squad

December 16, 2016

One or two bomb throwers can blow up the international community. Donald Trump is appointing a whole cabinet of them. Shortly after the November election, a friend sent me a photo via Facebook. It was a sandwich board outside a bookstore in Massachusetts. It read: “Post-apocalyptic fiction...

Trump’s Middle East: Back to the Future

December 16, 2016

Trump’s clearest indication yet of his policy approach toward the Middle East and North Africa was tucked into a recent thank-you speech in Cincinnati. In a little-noticed thank you speech in Cincinnati, a stop on his tour of battleground states that secured his electoral victory,...

Terrorists Strike at Heart of Turkey

December 12, 2016

At a time when multiple terrorist groups are targeting Turkey, a political solution with the Kurds might be the best option. Twin bombs in Istanbul may not have targeted Besiktas JK’s stadium, but they underscore the propaganda value of attacking a soccer match for both jihadist and...

How Can Turkey Stop the Cycle of Terrorism?

December 11, 2016

Erdogan’s government must seek a political resolution to the deepening conflict in Turkey, which has no end in sight. With the latest terrorist attack on Turkish soil—twin blasts close to the Besiktas football stadium in Istanbul that killed at least 38 people and injured many more—the...

Russia Meddled in US Election, Says CIA

December 11, 2016

In a secret assessment, the CIA reveals that Russia meddled in the US election to help Donald Trump win. “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.” Those were the words of Donald Trump in July as he urged Moscow to hack Hillary...

Can Europe Resist the Trump Tide?

December 08, 2016

Austria’s latest vote shows the European ideal isn't dead yet. But the far-right is rising quickly. Norbert Hofer is a nasty piece of work. On the surface, he seems like a bland, soft-spoken, conventionally handsome Central European engineer-turned-politician who emphasizes the conventional...

The Coming War on China

December 04, 2016

A major US military build-up is underway in the Asia Pacific, with the purpose of confronting China. John Pilger raises the alarm on an underreported and dangerous provocation. When I first went to Hiroshima in 1967, the shadow on the steps was still there. It was an almost perfect impression...

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