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Austere “shock therapy” after the Cold War only shocked the East into reaction. In the West, the corporate political center ultimately did the same.
Unlike the West, modern China has seldom used brute force to access resources or expand markets -- except, notably, in the South China Sea.
But the bipartisan condemnation of his sporadic complaints betrays a fear that a more competent leader could finally wind them down.
When it comes to Ukraine, Trump has been manipulated as deftly as a mindless marionette. It’s going to cost him.
Lower courts are slowly but steadily eroding the legal basis for some of the most reactionary war on terror policies.
Companies willingly censor or condemn free speech to retain market share in authoritarian countries. Just ask Daryl Morey.
From the U.S. to the U.K. to Turkey, it is a hallmark of right-wing populists to make a preposterous policy and then be forced to retreat.
In countries like Peru, extractive industries contract police to suppress Indigenous protesters and detain international observers — including me.
This moment should spark a conversation about the place of national security whistleblowing in a democratic society.
Trump's not bringing the troops home. He's been haphazardly deploying more troops, drones, and dollars abroad, while waging a shadow foreign policy for his own benefit.