Category Archives: foreign policy

Trump Administration Cites Segregation-Era Ruling To Defend Its Travel Ban

Published by HUFFINGTON POST POLITICS 05/08/2017 06:57 pm ET | Updated 2 hours ago In 1971, the Supreme Court decided that courts shouldn’t investigate the motivations of officials who closed public pools rather than integrate them. By Nick Baumann, Julia … Continue reading

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Tillerson says goodbye to human rights diplomacy

The Brookings Institute Ted Piccone  Friday, May 5, 2017 ORDER FROM CHAOS With some nice words about values as an enduring guide to U.S. foreign policy, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson this week made crystal clear that when it comes to … Continue reading

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Trump and Duterte to hang out

Apparently, they are best friends:  During their “very friendly conversation,” the administration said in a late-night statement, Mr. Trump invited Mr. Duterte, an authoritarian leader accused of ordering extrajudicial killings of drug suspects in the Philippines, to visit him at … Continue reading

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MOAB: The Bomb to End all Bombings?

This piece was originally posted by The Islamic Monthly on April 14, 2017. Find the original here. Reprinted with permission. By Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini, Co-Founder/Executive Director, International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) When history looks back to this era, this will be … Continue reading

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Donald Trump Playing Poker with the Future of the Planet Earth

From my friend John: Understanding the other side is not to be expected from a global power unless it has to, for strategic purposes. [Rather than openly weigh the pros and cons], it is much easier to keep your “subjects” … Continue reading

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