Iran bears full responsibility for this deadly disaster. But it was America that created the conditions for it, and more disasters to come.
David Rothkopf is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment, host of “Deep State Radio,” and CEO of The Rothkopf Group, an advisory firm providing services in the areas of technology, education, and culture to public and private clients from around the world, including the United Arab Emirates. He is also the author of Running the World: The Inside Story of the National Security Council and the Architects of American Power.
Then again, having great “influence” in the Middle East is often an illusory prize that comes at a very high cost.
In short, Trump has for the first time in our history aligned the U.S. with our enemies and against everything we should stand for and that is in our interest.
Trump and Bolton both hate the international system, but the similarities end there. Trump likes tough talk—but only talk. Bolton wanted a lot more than talk.
While the economic problems on the horizon are bad—see your 401(k) for more on this—they are hardly the only serious problems bubbling up at the moment.
It was supposed to be a dead letter after Mueller Time. Instead, it’s getting closer.
New Democrat ideas are past their sell-by date and old labels are meaningless. Time to listen to voters.
His ideas are dumb and destructive.
It’s been bad since Day 1, of course. But in recent weeks, the lawlessness has gotten far more egregious and dangerous. What force can stop it?
The president is all in, but legislators are taking a closer look at a special friendship with the U.S. that’s no long truly special, or, for that matter, a friendship.