The Art of the Back-Pedal

It is a hallmark of right-wing populists to make a preposterous policy and then be forced…

Facing the Consequences of Trump’s Decision to Abandon the Kurds

The sad tragedy of US President Donald Trump’s precipitous decision to suddenly abandon the Kurds of…

Iran’s Regime Survives on a Well-Maintained Myth

The Islamic Republic of Iran is a fundamentally ideological regime with the teleological goal of establishing…

Western Dominance Is a Historical Aberration

The TED website describes Kishore Mahbubani, a career diplomat from Singapore, as someone who “re-envisions global…

Facebook’s Flawed Business Model for Free Expression

Though under increasing pressure from critics in Washington and direct threats from some presidential candidates intent…

Russia Turns Trump’s Middle East Blunder to Its Advantage

The Americans call the five-day halt to Turkey’s military incursion into northern Syria a ceasefire, while…

Aleksandr Dugin’s Ideology Echoes Through the Alt-Right

Francis Fukuyama famously proclaimed the triumph of liberal democracy in his 1992 seminal classic, “The End…

Admiral McRaven Champions Impeachment

William H. McRaven, a retired Navy SEAL admiral and former head of US Special Operations Command…

What Will the Release of “El Chapito” Guzman Mean for Mexico’s Security?

The Mexican city of Culiacan, in Sinaloa state, has come into the spotlight in recent days…

Peter Handke’s Nobel Win: The Banality of Hypocrisy

Nobel Prizes are not what they used to be. This is particularly true when it comes…

Hillary Clinton’s Imaginary Russian Assets

For many Americans — both Republican and Democrat — the drama of 2016 consisted of deciding…

Qatar’s Links to Terrorism: The War of Narratives

As Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates continue their blockade of Qatar, the pair often…

Facts Speak Louder Than Words

The impeachment narrative is going well at the moment. The Democrats in the House of Representatives are…

Joe Biden Goes Double Negative

In the latest debate between candidates for the Democratic presidential primary, former Vice President Joe Biden,…

It’s Time to Bury the Myth of Trump the Dealmaker

Donald Trump loves to talk about ending the endless US wars that he inherited as president.…

White Supremacists Are No Longer Hiding in the Shadows

Democracy is on the decline. In 2018, the Freedom in the World report published by Freedom House recorded…

Mercenaries in the Desert: The Kremlin’s Libya Game

Since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Libya has been consumed by a destructive domestic…

The Cultural Marxism Conspiracy Thrives in Bolsonaro’s Brazil

“Cultural Marxism” is a right-wing conspiracy theory that accuses the Frankfurt School — comprised of thinkers like…

Italy Evicts Steve Bannon’s Gladiators

Poor Steve Bannon. He has tried very hard, but the Cosmos seems to have lost patience…

Iraq’s Governance Crisis Reaches a Boiling Point

“The Youth in Iraq have a mad stare of despair on their faces. They have seen…