Donald Trump’s Art of the Iran Deal

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The U.S. Republican presidential candidate is outspokenly hostile towards the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Yet his erratic promises to renegotiate, or cancel, the deal reveal an ignorance of diplomacy.


Global Trouble

American philosopher Judith Butler discusses American vulgarity, Middle East upheaval, and other forms of the global crisis.


The Meaning of Trump

Donald Trump’s anti-establishment campaign confounded the Republican Party, foreign policy experts, and the news media. His mobilization of an angry electorate has reshaped the contours of American politics for years to come.



The End of American Exceptionalism?

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The world will mostly laugh when the conversation turns to how the United States wants to promote its style of democracy around the world. The democratic practices taking place these days in the U.S. generate no respect at all.



Understanding Conservatives

Donald Trump's vituperative, outsider presidential campaign rallied voters anxious about the economy, national security, and culture. But establishment Republicans shouldn't be surprised by the tumult in the Grand Old Party.


Hillary the Hawk

Despite Hillary Clinton's reputation as a liberal, the record suggests her presidency would push America toward a more militaristic approach to the Middle East.


American Poverty

The great middle class is in decline, despite major growth in the U.S. and global economy. One presidential candidate's solution: democratic socialism.


Viva Latino Voters!

America's Latino population, once a political sleeping giant, is poised to play a pivotal role in the 2016 American elections. And thanks to the anti-immigrant policies and rhetoric of Republican politicians, the Democratic Party could be the big winner.


Dangerous Fantasy in Republican Debate

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A leading member of the Arab-American community, James Zogby takes on Donald Trump, the Republican Party, and the xenophobia U.S. conservatives have helped spawn in the country.