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The Other Palestine: How Long Can Occupation Be the Answer?

The Other Palestine: How Long Can Occupation Be the Answer?

Ordinary Palestinians say they understand Israel's security goals. But they feel these policies are applied with irrational, random vengeance against the innocent. After President Donald Trump's announcement on December 6, 2017, that the US embassy in Israel would be moved to Jerusalem, images...

What Does the Future Hold for Trumponomics?

What Does the Future Hold for Trumponomics?

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to the economist and resident fellow of the American Enterprise Institute, Desmond Lachman.  With President Donald Trump having completed his first year in the Oval Office, the discussion on what his administration managed to achieve when...

The Case that Trump Is, Well, Evil

The Case that Trump Is, Well, Evil

Donald Trump isn’t just incompetent, and his agenda isn’t just bad: it’s evil. Evil is a popular topic in Hollywood, from The Evil Dead franchise to Dr. Evil in the Austin Powers movies. But evil makes only the occasional cameo in the US policy realm. In the early 1990s, the topic of...

Government Shutdown and Partisanship in America

Government Shutdown and Partisanship in America

It’s happened again: For lack of a budget, the US government has been forced to shut down. Government shutdowns have become an unfortunate by-product of American democracy. This one, which began at midnight, January 20 — ironically the one year anniversary of President Trump’s...

There Are No “Shithole Countries”

There Are No “Shithole Countries”

Donald Trump does not understand that the value of a human being is not linked to their country of origin. President Donald Trump’s reported reference to “shithole countries” in a White House meeting with congressional leaders shocked and angered many in the US and around the world. His...

North Korea Is Walking Back War

North Korea Is Walking Back War

Pundits seem more concerned about the North driving a "wedge" between the US and the South than about preventing nuclear war. In talks this week at the DMZ, South Korea welcomed the participation of North Korea in the upcoming Winter Olympics. The two countries also discussed restarting reunions...

What If Oprah Does Run?

What If Oprah Does Run?

The fungibility of power, converting fame and gravitas into a nomination and 270 electoral votes, remains an open question. The latest tremor in what has become the earthquake of American presidential politics comes in the form of billionaire media titan Oprah Winfrey's rumored exploration of a...

Welcome to the Birthplace of Trumpism

Welcome to the Birthplace of Trumpism

Eastern Europe led the way with the kind of right-wing "populism" that now occupies the White House. He was a rich businessman, an outspoken outsider with a love of conspiracy theories. And he was a populist running for president. In 1990, when Donald Trump was still beyond the furthest...

Israel, Palestine and the Greatest Deal Ever

Israel, Palestine and the Greatest Deal Ever

In order to get the Israelis and the Saudis on the same page in a united front against the Iranians, the Palestine question needs to be resolved. For Donald Trump, it was a carefully constructed and nuanced announcement: “I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the...

Trump Makes Space for Russia in the Middle East

Trump Makes Space for Russia in the Middle East

Trump's effort to project American interests in the Middle East has been a disaster — to Russia's benefit. Russia’s strategy in the Middle East is infinitely more perceptive and successful than the incoherent American effort. President Vladimir Putin’s recent visit is a good example of...

Europe Feels the Trump Effect

Europe Feels the Trump Effect

Trump’s election has had the unexpected effect of fostering greater initiative from the EU, forcing Europe into taking on a bigger role on the global stage. The day after Donald Trump’s election as US president, a shocked Frank-Walter Steinmeier, then Germany’s foreign minister and now...

If the Trump Revolution Is Possible, So Is a Progressive One

If the Trump Revolution Is Possible, So Is a Progressive One

The increased tempo of the GOP's snatch and grab in recent days suggests that they're feeling a certain desperation. Don’t kid yourself: 2016 was a revolutionary year in the United States. Yes, I know, the United States is a deeply conservative country. Americans don’t engage in periodic...

Will the US Travel Ban Put Off Foreign Students?

Will the US Travel Ban Put Off Foreign Students?

America has reason to worry that the travel ban will affect the number of foreign students applying to US universities. America has always been a favorable destination for international students from across the world, specifically those from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)...

Trump Botches Jerusalem Opportunity

Trump Botches Jerusalem Opportunity

America’s self-styled master dealmaker didn't leverage recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital to advance the peace process. Instead, he set it back. There is a good deal less than meets the eye in President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move...

Donald Trump: Our UnFounding Father

Donald Trump: Our UnFounding Father

Donald Trump isn’t an aberration. He's the zeitgeist. Don’t look away. I mean it! Keep on staring just like you’ve been doing, just like we’ve all been doing since he rode down that escalator into the presidential race in June 2015 and, while you have your eyes on him, I’ll tell you...

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