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Chaos Theory: Trouble with Trump’s Foreign Policy
Chaos Theory: Trouble with Trump’s Foreign Policy

Trump appeared to revel in chaos on the campaign trail, but chaos theory does not hold when it comes to foreign policy. Consider some of the consequences—and these are the shortest of short-term consequences—of Trump’s early foreign policy decisions and pronouncements.

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Abe Lincoln: Just Warrior

At the advent of the US entry into WWII, the character of Abraham Lincoln’s wartime presidency had much to commend to a nation newly entered into conflict. It has much to commend to us now, as well.

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Goodbye NAFTA?

Given that America is (by far) Canada’s top trading partner, the prospective renegotiation of NAFTA is now by necessity Canada’s top foreign affairs priority.

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LBJ’s Australian Bromance 

The recent unpleasant telephone call between the USA president and Australian premier over refugees contrasts with the bromance between LBJ and Harold Holt.

Army of Psychologists Needed after Liberation in Mosul
Army of Psychologists Needed after Liberation in Mosul

The reconstruction team going into Mosul after liberation will need an army of psychologists who can treat the tens of thousands of people who have been traumatized.

Should Have Seen it Coming: Nationalism’s Canary in the Coal Mine

It began in India. The wave of nationalism that has swept recent elections throughout the world first manifested in India’s…

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Politics, Motives and Prisoners

I believe Obama’s motives in trying to close Gitmo were to improve America’s image abroad. It’s sad that, even after eight years in office, he never gave those who opposed the closure of Gitmo the same benefit of the doubt.

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O Captain, My Captain

In a bipartisan vote, the Senate yesterday confirmed a captain of industry to steer our nation’s ship of state, Rex Tillerson, former Chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil. The decision was a wise one.

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We Must Prioritize the Persecuted

Prioritizing the most persecuted in refugee admissions is not only the right thing to do. It’s something we already do. Religious minorities, particularly Yezidis and Christians in Iraq and Syria, deserve the same priority status that is currently accorded to other groups facing unique dangers, including religious minorities in Iran and elsewhere, and Iraqis who assisted U.S. forces.

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