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US Congress moves to challenge Trump over weapons sale to Saudi

A bipartisan move to block US President Donald Trump from circumventing a long-standing precedent that allows lawmakers to review major weapons sales is underway. Two senators – Republican Todd Young and Democrat Chris Murphy – both of whom sit on the Foreign...
The Misadventures of ‘Tariff Man’

The Misadventures of ‘Tariff Man’

For Donald Trump, tariffs are a substitute for diplomacy, just as harassment in his personal life is a substitute for normal human interaction

US “Emergency” Arms Sales to Mideast Nations Under Fire

UNITED NATIONS, May 29 2019 (IPS) – When the UN Security Council met last week to discuss the deaths and devastation caused to civilians in ongoing military conflicts and civil wars, the killings in Yemen and the air attacks on hospitals, schools, mosques, and...
The Rising Tide of the Populist Right

The Rising Tide of the Populist Right

The rise of the populist right is like climate change — a profound transformation of the political landscape, not just a temporary oscillation in the political temperature.

The Global Game of Thrones

The Global Game of Thrones

At a time of declining faith in democracy, the institution of royalty is looking surprisingly resilient.

A Farewell to Arms Control?

A Farewell to Arms Control?

With Trump and Bolton at the helm, the international arms control regime is effectively dead. But could that spark a new movement for disarmament?