A Nasty US-China Fight is Inevitable. But It Needn’t be Terminal
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A Nasty US-China Fight is Inevitable. But It Needn’t be Terminal

Since late February, three nor’easter storms in two weeks have pummelled the northeastern United States while the cold spell known as “the Beast from the East” froze much of Europe, dumping heavy snow and causing massive disruption and chaos. Following in their wake is likely to be a geopolitical storm of equally large proportions –…

Saudi Crown Prince Boasted That Jared Kushner was “In His Pocket”
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Saudi Crown Prince Boasted That Jared Kushner was “In His Pocket”

Until he was stripped of his top-secret security clearance in February, presidential adviser Jared Kushner was known around the White House as one of the most voracious readers of the President’s Daily Brief, a highly classified rundown of the latest intelligence intended only for the president and his closest advisers. Kushner, who had been tasked…

Hawks Resurgent in Washington
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Hawks Resurgent in Washington

One of the most discouraging aspects of the musical chairs being played among the members of the White House inner circle is that every change reflects an inexorable move to the right in foreign policy, which means that the interventionists are back without anyone at the White House level remaining to say “no.” President Donald…

Has Russia Had Enough?
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Has Russia Had Enough?

This morning I watched a briefing the Russian Foreign Ministry provided for the diplomatic community where international toxic substances experts presented information concerning the alleged nerve agent used in the alleged attack on Skripal and his daughter. This information has been known for some time, and none of it has been reported in the Western…