Foreign Policy

Defining “Self-Defense” Down

President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are justifying the targeted killing of the commander of Iran’s Quds Force,…

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Hillary’s Weird Takedown of Tulsi Gabbard

Hillary Clinton stumbled back into the public spotlight last week by suggesting that Russia is “grooming” Tulsi Gabbard as a…

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Trump’s Syria Cut-and-Run Is an Act of Unimaginable Weakness

On Sunday, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper appeared on Face the Nation and did his best to rationalize President Trump’s…

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Dances With Dictators: We Used To Stand For Something

Kim Jong Un may be the most brutal, homicidal head of state in the world. According to a 2014 United…

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Only The Best Deals: How Trump Got Pantsed By Mexico

The idea that Donald Trump successfully used the threat of tariffs to force Mexico to agree to an immigration deal…

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Trump’s Weak “Tough on Russia” Counterpunch

Donald Trump’s “nobody’s been tougher on Russia” routine is not just a lie, it’s a weak rhetorical counterpunch against the…

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The Religious Lunacy Behind Trump’s Jerusalem Decision

The most ardent support for the Trump administration’s plan to relocate the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to…

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Trump Turns Niger Tragedy Into A Political Circus

Over the last few weeks, Donald Trump has managed to turn the tragic story of the death of four American…

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Trump’s Foreign Policy Is A Disaster

For all the dysfunction at home, it is Donald Trump’s ad-hoc, chaotic foreign policy that stands to do the most…

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Trump Hands Putin An Easy Victory On Russian Election Interference

In the run-up to President Trump’s first (yes, first, even though Trump has previously claimed to have met and bonded…

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