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SHARE Tuesday, May 12, 2020 From Overstretch to Collapse
In less than three decades, a mere blink of the eye in historical terms, the United States has gone from the world's sole superpower to a massive foundering wreck that is helpless before the coronavirus and intent on blaming the rest of the world for its own shortcomings.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, January 20, 2020 Bernie Sanders Walks Straight Into the Russia-gate Trap
Sanders thinks he can win by playing by the rules. But he can't because the rules are stacked against him. He'd know that if his outlook was more radical. His problem is not that he's too much of a socialist. Rather, it's that he's not enough.
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 16, 2020 Who's To Blame for Flight 752?
Iran fouled up big-time for sure. But context is crucial. Just as the 1988 downing of Iran Air Flight 655 wouldn't have occurred if the captain of the Vincennes hadn't been so aggressive, the downing of Flight 752 wouldn't have occurred if the United States hadn't been so hellbent on confrontation.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 8, 2020 Who Created the Persian Gulf Tinderbox?
Joe Biden's statement that "President Trump just tossed a stick of dynamite into a tinderbox" by assassinating Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani was not inaccurate. But it skirts an all-important question: who created the tinderbox in the first place?
SHARE Tuesday, September 24, 2019 The Plan to Trip Up Trump
Daniel Lazare analyzes the Justice Department's recent report about former FBI Director James Comey.
SHARE Saturday, December 29, 2018 Democrats and Neocons Are the Biggest Losers of Trump's Syria Withdrawal
The question now is whether another resurgence is in the works in Afghanistan, where the Taliban continue to advance; in northern Iraq, where Islamic State appears to be regrouping; and even in Saudi Arabia, where the country continues to destabilize under a vicious and isolated crown prince.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, December 21, 2018 The Great Saudi Muddle
Two U.S. Senate resolutions last week have resulted in a ball of confusion, one that tries to distance the U.S, from a murderous Saudi prince while at the same time demanding closer relations with the government he heads.
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, April 20, 2018 War Fever...
There is a fever that seizes this land from time to time and it is the fever of war, a condition that this time seems immune to all known cures, starting with reason, as Daniel Lazare explores.
SHARE Saturday, March 31, 2018 The Bolton Appointment: How Scared Should We Be?
Donald Trump's appointment of war hawk John Bolton is a cause for concern, Daniel Lazare writes, but what is perhaps an even bigger concern is that both major U.S. political parties are dominated by war hawks.
(16 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 24, 2018 The Mueller Indictments: The Day the Music Died
The FBI's Russia indictments last week have whipped Democrats and the mainstream media into a frenzy but the "scandal" may be collapsing under its own weight, writes Daniel Lazare.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, February 16, 2018 NYT's "Really Weird" Russiagate Story
The Russiagate narrative has taken a turn toward the surreal with a report in the New York Times alleging that U.S. spies paid a "shadowy Russian" $100,000 for dirt on the president, explains Daniel Lazare.
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, December 8, 2017 When Washington Cheered the Jihadists
Official Washington helped unleash hell on Syria and across the Mideast behind the naïve belief that jihadist proxies could be used to transform the region for the better, explains Daniel Lazare.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, September 15, 2017 How North Korea Outmaneuvered U.S.
Like U.S. presidents before him, Donald Trump blustered about North Korea, but the seemingly isolated nation has somehow survived and may now be coming out on top, as Daniel Lazare explains.
(5 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 10, 2017 The Dangerous Decline of U.S. Hegemony
The bigger picture behind Official Washington's hysteria over Russia, Syria and North Korea is the image of a decaying but dangerous American hegemon resisting the start of a new multipolar order, explains Daniel Lazare.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 24, 2017 Israel's Alarm over Syrian Debacle
Meddling by the U.S. and its allies was supposed to topple the Assad regime in Syria and give Israel a freer hand, but instead has brought Iran and other adversaries to Israel's border, a risky moment, says Daniel Lazare.