Category: American Presidency

Diplomacy in the Trump Era

Diplomacy in the Trump era is likely to be misunderstood and unsatisfying to the usual constituencies. It will be a diplomacy that emphasizes negotiations, unbounded by ideological conceptions of good and evil, but responsive to the requirements of U.S. national … Continue reading

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Kurdistan After the Independence Referendum: Trump Must Act

The bottom line is that, for both moral and practical reasons, the United States simply cannot allow Baghdad, Ankara, and Tehran to crush the Kurds. And even if the three partitioning countries succeed, they should recognize that Kurdish aspirations will … Continue reading

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Trump’s Withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord

On Thursday, June 1, President Trump announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord… Continue reading

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Trump Should Say “You’re Fired” to Mueller After Revelation of Comey’s Vengeful Special Counsel Ruse

The incoherent questioning of James Comey by Senator John McCain (R-AZ) is symptomatic of why President Donald Trump is at a severe disadvantage as the special counsel’s investigation of Russia-gate goes forward. The Republicans have walked into a trap… Continue reading

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Remembering Nancy Reagan

Nancy Reagan did sacrifice herself for Ronald Reagan, but it was willing and loving. She devoted herself to his career and his legacy, but also set the tone for the modern First Lady. She was pretty, dignified but also modern in her views and charitable works. She took a more direct interest in his well being after the assassination attempt and she worried more, but also loved more and cried more when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Continue reading

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