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Ten Reasons Why Elliott Abrams Would Make a Dreadful Deputy Secretary of State
Donald Trump will soon announce his pick for deputy Secretary of State. The leading contender appears to be Elliott Abrams, despite Abrams having been an outspoken advocate of the #NeverTrump crowd and calling Trump unfit for the office. Abrams, a neocon hawk, would be one more disastrous addition...
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Trump’s Middle Finger to Muslims, and Law
If there ever was a time to ask What Would Jesus Do, this is it. But Jesus’s head would explode, and not from the belt of a suicide bomber. From some of his own Christian worshippers-turned-jihadists. In the wake of President Trump’s executive order banning refugees and potentially hundreds of...
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Demonization of Putin as "Personally" Behind Clinton Hack Is Old Propaganda Technique
The leaked allegations supposedly from the CIA that Russian President Vladimir Putin “personally” directed how hacked emails from the Clinton campaign should be used should be treated with a good deal of skepticism. I have already said that the allegations of effective Russian interference in the...
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End of an Empire? A View of Clinton's Loss and Trump's Triumph from Haiti
Seen from outside the U.S., this descent into fascism is not surprising
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In Latin America, The Empire Strikes Back
A decade ago left-wing governments, defying Washington and global corporations, took power in Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Venezuela, Uruguay, Bolivia and Ecuador. It seemed as if the tide in Latin America was turning. The interference by Washington and exploitation by international corporations...
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US Diplomacy and Interventionism in the Age of Endless War
Is the United States on the verge of enshrining humanitarian intervention as a bedrock principle of foreign policy?
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The Brazilian Coup and Washington’s “Rollback” in Latin America
It is clear that the executive branch of the U.S. government favors the coup underway in Brazil, even though they have been careful to avoid any explicit endorsement of it. Exhibit A was the meeting between Tom Shannon, the 3 rd ranking U.S. State Department official and the one who is almost...
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Oil World in Chaos and the Desperate Plight of the Petro-States
With a busted business model, oil economies head for the unknown
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Venezuela Accuses US of Plotting Coup, Declares State of Emergency
'Washington is activating measures at the request of Venezuela's fascist right, who are emboldened by the coup in Brazil,' said the nation's president.
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Economic Policy Could Determine the Political Results in Venezuela
The opposition in Venezuela has stepped up its campaign to remove President Nicolás Maduro from office, having announced — in accordance with its numerous divisions — that it would pursue a three-pronged strategy: a constitutional amendment to shorten the president's term of office; a recall...
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