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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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Do Bullies Always Win?

Trump's bullying worked with Canada, has half-worked with Iran and North Korea, but has had nothing but malign impact on Israeli-Palestinian relations.
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North Korea: Nukes vs. War?

Is denuclearization of North Korea part of the solution — or part of the problem?
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#MeToo Goes Global

The U.S. isn't the only country where women are lining up to burn down the (frat) house.
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There’s a New Crash Coming

Skyrocketing debt, Wall Street deregulation, a fraying social safety net, and a diminished dollar could soon leave the United States looking like Greece.
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How the Next Presidential Candidate Can Defeat Trump

It's never too early to come up with an agenda for 2020.
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The GOP Wants Trumpism, Just Without Trump

Critics like that anonymous op-ed writer have no problem with how Trump's actually hurting people. They just want the leader doing it to look more presidential.
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Who Was the Real Maverick: McCain or Trump?

John McCain was a politician, not a maverick — he played ball, and sometimes compromised. Trump is the true maverick: He's batshit crazy and there's no dealing with him.
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What Trump Means by the 'Deep State'

Sure, federal agencies have acted illegally — when the president tells them to. Trump's war on the "Deep State" is entirely about impunity for himself.
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The Best of All Possible Worlds?

The powerlessness of positive thinking in the age of Trump.
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Wait, You're Sanctioning Us?!

It's time for the world to blacklist Trump, his associates, and his businesses.

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Peter Certo

Peter Certo

Editorial Manager, Editor-in-Chief

Foreign Policy in Focus, OtherWords

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John Feffer

Project Director and Associate Fellow

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In the News

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

Winning By A Bye

Outlook India | May 15, 2017