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Category: Foreign Policy

The Neo-Nazi Peaceniks

by Trip Brennan | May 12, 2017 | Foreign Policy, Politics

Prior to the 2016 presidential election, I would bet that most people shared my mental image of the modern-day neo-Nazi movement: a hodgepodge of tatted-up skinheads, gun-toting militiamen, hooded Ku Klux Klan members, and miscellaneous bloodthirsty Turner Diaries cosplayers. While those people still exist, an offshoot of the movement—which calls itself the alternative right, or […]

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The Russian Connections

by Hannah Gais | Mar 21, 2017 | Election 2016, Foreign Policy, Politics

The House Permanent Select Intelligence Committee’s Monday hearing on Russian electoral interference was a five-hour Q&A session featuring FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Admiral Michael Rogers. There will likely be more hearings in months to come, but this one didn’t provide many titillating details. (Or, to put it another way, no, the piss […]

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The Russians Have Won the Arms Race

by Scott Ritter | Mar 20, 2017 | Foreign Policy, Politics

On October 26, 2016, amid the hubbub of a rancorous American presidential election that dominated the headlines, an event took place in Russia that escaped the attention of those not otherwise involved in monitoring the esoteric world of strategic weapons research and development. This event, a test of a ballistic missile carrying a payload known […]

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Donald and the Ayatollahs

by Lou Dubose | Mar 14, 2017 | Foreign Policy, Politics

“My number-one priority is to dismantle the disastrous deal with Iran,” presidential candidate Donald Trump told the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee last March. “And let me tell you, this deal is catastrophic for America, for Israel, and for the whole Middle East.” Earlier in the campaign, Trump had been more nuanced about the Obama […]

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More Evidence Suggests Radiation Caused Illness in U.S. War Zones

by Barbara Koeppel | Mar 13, 2017 | Foreign Policy, Politics

Although the United States and its allies call their newest weapons conventional, which means non-nuclear, the truth is more complicated. Scientists I interviewed here in the United States, and in Canada, Europe, and Lebanon describe this latest generation of weapons as radioactive and chemically poisonous. While not nuclear, they leave high levels of radioactive uranium […]

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