With no knowledge or desire of doing so, Trump may have created a precedent that will encourage allies alarmed by his raving incompetence to fill the gap between Security Council action and complete inaction.
Dissent has obtained an exclusive draft of a new Trump administration executive order, titled Protecting the Nation from Various Thingies Owned by Foreign Terrorists.
The violence following the removal of Mohamed Morsi continues to spiral out of control, and is in many respects too senseless to be analyzed. Difficult as it is to understand current Egyptian politics and predict where the country might go next, the following observations are intended to shed some light on that very complex and confused landscape.
Any reasonable person should object to Morsi’s November 22 constitutional declaration: it neuters the judiciary at a time when the president holds exclusive legislative and executive authority and, in an article that recalls constitutions written in the finest Soviet style, …
Consider for a moment the responses of two presidents to recent conflict in Gaza. One brokered the ceasefire of October 24 that both Hamas and Israel violated, and after the execution of Ahmed Jabari worked assiduously to mobilize regional leaders …
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