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Latest Work

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The Psychology of the Wall

Walls are cropping up all over the world. But as with guns, the sense of safety and security that comes from a wall is almost entirely illusory.
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Trump's at War with U.S. Intelligence — For Once, He's Right

Wars in Syria, Afghanistan, and North Korea have been costly and achieved little. It makes sense to cut losses and get out.
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Venezuela: No to Intervention, No to Maduro

The left has a proud tradition of both democracy and anti-imperialism. It’s critical to keep both traditions in mind when addressing the current crisis in Venezuela.
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Deal or No Deal: Britain’s Fearful Future

The case for a second Brexit vote.
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The Next US-North Korea Summit

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un are scheduled to meet again. Here are several reasons to be optimistic about next month’s summit.
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Trump Punts on Syria

The forever war in the Middle East is far from over.
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Will Trump Rule by Decree?

It’s a small leap from a “state of emergency” at the border to martial law throughout the country.
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John Bolton Says He Wants to Protect Africa from ‘Predatory’ Chinese Behavior. What About Washington’s?

Chinese investment may come with strings attached, but Africa deserves an alternative to U.S.-led neoliberalism and militarization.
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Are You Ready for an Epoch Fail?

Globalists Really Are Ruining Your Life
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The Importance of the Latest Netflix Dystopia

1983 is an alternative history that bears disturbing resemblance to contemporary politics.
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Review: Season 2 of Trump Presidency

Where’s the Wall? Where’s the deal with North Korea? Where’s that Rust Belt revival?
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‘Get Me Outta Here’: Trump Turns the G20 into the G19

On everything from climate to trade to the international order itself, the failure of the White House’s powers of persuasion were on full display at the G20.
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It’s a Borderful World

The latest batch of nationalist and authoritarian leaders are beefing up their borders, but the proliferation of globalization isn't stopping anytime soon.
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Is Korea’s Cold War About to End?

The media is missing the real story on the peninsula. If that gives Koreans space to lead, maybe that's not such a bad thing.
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Welcome to the Ultimate Escape Room

It’s hard not to feel that all of humanity deserves a Darwin award when you see the effects of recent superstorms, the vanishing of polar ice, and the heedless drilling for oil and gas everywhere.
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Trump’s Only Election Strategy Was Racism

Republicans can only win by racial gerrymandering and voter suppression. And Trump can only win by using fear and racism.
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North and South Korea Deconstruct Guard Towers at the Border

John Feffer discusses the North and South Korea border, U.S. arms control agreements, and Brazillian president Jair Bolsonaro.
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What’s Missing from Bernie Sanders’ ‘Progressive International’

To challenge fascists and weak-tea liberals, Sanders has called for a Progressive International… but it's not very international.
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Assassins Without Borders

Saudi Arabia's apparent assassination of Jamal Khashoggi might have taken inspiration from Russia and North Korea — or Israel and the United States.
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Why Is the Radical Right Still Winning?

What that Protestant Reformation can teach us about the durability of far-right movements — and the order they seek to replace.

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In the News

His View: Iran vs. North Korea: Obama got a better deal

Moscow-Pullman Daily News | July 19, 2018

Will North Korea and the US Find Trust?

Sputnik News | May 4, 2018

Najib Razak: A Kleptocrat Skilled at the Game

Asia Sentinel | April 6, 2018

US Soldiers "Waging Peace" in Exhbition

Vietnam News | March 19, 2018

Do Russiagate Skeptics Go Too Far?

The Real News Network | February 18, 2018

Do Russiagate Skeptics Go Too Far?

The Real News | February 17, 2018

No nation-building in Afghanistan? Easier said than done, experts say

The Greenfield (MA) Recorder | August 22, 2017

What If Summer Came To Westeros?

Tom Dispatch | July 18, 2017

Trump To Duterte: ‘You’re Just Like Me’

The Huffington Post | June 1, 2017