US Politics

Trump Doctrine: The Foreign Policy of Personal Preference

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Trump Doctrine is a foreign policy based not on any vision of the United States' role in the world, but rather on the commander-in-chief's vision of various world leaders.

US Elections: Leadership without Direction vs. Direction without Leadership

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Here’s hoping that Joe Biden’s “return to normalcy” won’t drag US foreign policy back into antiquated strategic thinking that desperately needs an overhaul.

Qualified Immunity is an American Travesty

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By providing a handy loophole for ignoring constitutional protections, the legal concept of qualified immunity does far more harm than good.

The Growing Importance of Universal Basic Income

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The COVID-19 pandemic has given us a first glimpse of universal basic income (UBI) in action. It won’t be the last time.

Inside a Bernie Sanders Presidency

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What would the first term of a Sanders presidency look like?

Trump’s New Wall? Mexico’s Southern Border

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Mexico has missed a golden opportunity to stand up to US bullying and provide a much-needed lesson on the continent’s deepening economic interdependence.

UN Ambassadors: Weak and Getting Weaker

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The Trump administration has made one of the most thankless jobs in US politics even worse.

The Story of Medicare

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Tracking the unlikely history of a policy that has now become a core pillar of US politics and society.

Goldman Sachs Entangled in the 1MDB Dragnet

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1MDB investigators have set their sights on one of the largest banks in the United States.

Fallout Mounts for Saudi Arabia in Wake of Khashoggi Murder

Defense Secretary Ash Carter hosts an enhanced honor cordon to welcome Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s defense minister, to the Pentagon, June 16, 2016. DoD photo by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz, modified,

The diplomatic consequences are mounting for Saudi Arabia after the apparent assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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