A Political and Literary Forum
Could Trump's repudiation of the Iran Deal be the beginning of the end of U.S. hegemony abroad?
Aslı U. Bâli, Aziz Rana
The West thinks of Putin as an aberration among recent Russian rulers, but he stands in line with them. Understanding that continuity is vital to preventing the U.S.–Russian relationship from deteriorating further.
Thomas Graham, Rajan Menon
As Trump tweets us closer to war, a look back at North Korean nationalism may provide an out.
Odd Arne Westad
On becoming the collateral damage of American warmongering.
Victoria-Lola M. Leon Guerrero
Since its origins, the United States has grappled with the role of the military in a democracy. Given Trump's latest moves, do the people still decide who will be killed in their name?
Russiagate is causing more stress than glee for Putin, who always thought Hillary would win.
Our defense budget is like an annual gift card for military adventures. Increasing it now is a terrible idea.
Benjamin H. Friedman
Trump's populism, like that of Reagan before him, can be resisted through grassroots protest.
On the legal and ethical scope of surveillance.
For too long we have acquiesced to Islamophobic government policies. The cost of our silence is now clear.
Amna Akbar, Jeanne Theoharis
Calling the nations subjected to the ban Muslim is sloppy, misguided, and dangerous.
Elizabeth Shakman Hurd
A reckless foreign policy could bring ruin at home and abroad.
Vital reading on politics, literature, and more in your inbox
Bram Wispelwey, Michelle Morse
Robin Dembroff, Dee Payton
Noam Chomsky, David Barsamian
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