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The possibilities for catastrophic miscalculation are skyrocketing in the Middle East, and this administration is proving singularly prone to miscalculation.
The U.S. hasn't agreed to resettle any of its own torture victims, much less offered any other form of accountability.
With development assistance slashed, the face of U.S. diplomacy in the region will more often be wearing a uniform.
Father Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann was a man who spoke truth to power and expected others to do the same.
The more immediate danger is that as America's soft power crumbles, the White House will lean harder on hard power — with predictably grim results.
Bureaucracy may constrain the worst of Trump and Brexit, but real fixes have to come from the bottom-up.
In one video clip, a glimpse of the Trump team's plan to divide Europe, cozy up to right-wing dictatorships, and rally the extreme right.
The "war on terror" has killed millions of innocent people. You don't have to be a "bad Muslim" to oppose that.
The Obama administration could have done more to stop climate change. The Trump administration couldn't have done less.
In 45 countries, U.S. military bases prop up undemocratic regimes of all sorts, while often interfering with local campaigns for democracy.