Mary Dejevsky: Where is the West as Endgame Looms in Syria?

It is high time that the US, and especially the UK, accepted that their war in Syria has been lost – or at least that their original objective, the removal of Bashar al-Assad has not been achieved. Are they prepared to pursue the fight now at the expense of Idlib’s 3 million civilians?

Lyle Jeremy Rubin: The Forever War’s Cheerleaders

It is one thing to welcome investigations into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election, and to push for electoral and anti-corruption reforms that might help prevent such interference in the future. It is quite another to allow some of the world’s most fervent jingoists to assume the vanguard of the anti-Trump opposition…

NEW REPORT: Global Zero Issues Rebuttal to Trump’s Nuclear Posture Review

Yesterday, Global Zero released a comprehensive alternative plan in response to the Trump administration’s Nuclear Posture Review issued earlier this year, which seeks to expand U.S. nuclear capabilities and loosen restrictions on their use.

Bloomberg: Russia, Turkey Tensions on Syria Persist as Putin Meets Erdogan

Russia and Turkey remained at odds over a threatened assault by Russian-backed government forces on the last major rebel bastion in Syria as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin prepared to meet in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

Graham Stack: Everything you know about Paul Manafort is wrong

It is a huge irony of U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller’s inquiry into alleged collusion between U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s 2016 election campaign and the Kremlin, that the biggest fish caught to date is charged with the doing the opposite of colluding with Russia…

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