Europe & Central Asia
Trump’s ‘America Third’ Foreign Policy

Trump’s ‘America Third’ Foreign Policy

If there’s a single consistent aspect to Donald Trump’s strategic vision, it’s this: U.S. foreign policy should always be governed by the simple principle of "America First," with this country’s vital interests placed above those of all others. "We will always put...

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War or Peace in the Trump Era

War or Peace in the Trump Era

Former Secretary of Defense William Perry has long been warning that nuclear war is more likely now than during the Cold War. Now we face the added uncertainty of Donald Trump taking our already militarized government to new heights with increased military spending...

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Channeling FDR in the UK

Channeling FDR in the UK

In 1942, Franklin Roosevelt advanced what may have been the most politically daring policy proposal of his entire presidency. FDR called for the equivalent of a maximum wage. No individual American after paying taxes, Roosevelt declared, should have an income over...

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Is Europe Headed for a ‘Lexit’?

Is Europe Headed for a ‘Lexit’?

When European Union President Jean-Claude Juncker addressed the European Parliament in Strasbourg this past September, he told them the organization was facing an "existential crisis." In part, he blamed "national governments so weakened by the forces of populism"...

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The Russian Honeypot

The Russian Honeypot

[I wrote this article about Russian efforts to cultivate Donald Trump as an asset last week for a Korean newspaper where it was published on Sunday. Little did I know that news would break this week of allegations that Russia has a file of damaging information it can...

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Foreign Meddling in Our Vote? Remember How This Feels.

Foreign Meddling in Our Vote? Remember How This Feels.

Even in an election year as shot through with conspiracy theories as this one, it would have been hard to imagine a bigger bombshell than Russia intervening to help Donald Trump. But that’s exactly what the CIA believes happened, or so unnamed “officials brief on the...

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