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Freelance journalist and author of three books: The Frozen Republic (Harcourt, 1996); The Velvet Coup (Verso, 2001) and America's Undeclared War (Harcourt 2001).


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Robert Mueller, special counsel for FBI Russia probe Saturday, February 24, 2018 (16 comments)     

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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.

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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.

Prince Bandar bin Sultan, then Saudi ambassador to the United States, meeting with President George W. Bush in Crawford, Sunday, November 15, 2015 (7 comments)     

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How Saudi/Gulf Money Fuels Terror With the death toll in the Paris terror attacks still rising, French President Hollande is condemning an "act of war" by the Islamic State, but the underlying reality is that France's rich friends in the Persian Gulf are key accomplices in the mayhem, writes Daniel Lazare.

Donald Trump speaking with supporters at a campaign rally at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. October Saturday, January 14, 2017 (8 comments)     

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The Scheme to Take Down Trump The U.S. intelligence community's unprecedented assault on an incoming U.S. president -- now including spreading salacious rumors -- raises questions about how long Donald Trump can hold the White House, says Daniel Lazare.

King Salman greets the President and First Lady during a state visit to Saudi Arabia on Jan. 27, 2015. Saturday, May 2, 2015     

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Obama Climbing into Bed with Al-Qaeda President Obama is tolerating the smuggling of high-tech U.S. weapons to a Syrian rebel coalition led by an Al-Qaeda affiliate, as these Islamists -- supported by the Saudis and other U.S. allies -- mount a new offensive to topple the secular government in Damascus, as Daniel Lazare explains.

Replace Insecure https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/e0/ac/9a/e0ac9a66875ae34d10aeab12bca78423.jpg Monday, October 10, 2016 (25 comments)     

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Hillary Clinton: Candidate of War The U.S. political/media establishment only permits the propaganda version of the Syrian conflict -- and Hillary Clinton fully embraced it in her belligerent comments in the second presidential debate, writes Daniel Lazare.

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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.

Nikki Haley of South Carolina speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, M Saturday, February 4, 2017 (8 comments)     

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Steering Trump Back to Endless War President Trump's chaotic first two weeks have seen senior aides reverse his most promising plans for restoring realism to U.S. foreign policy, especially regarding Russia and the Mideast, reports Daniel Lazare.

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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.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, following his address to the UN General Assembly on Sept. 28, 2015. Monday, January 23, 2017 (7 comments)     

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America's Putin Derangement Syndrome The mainstream U.S. media blames Russian President Putin for pretty much everything -- from the Mideast mess to Europe's disorder to the U.S. elections -- but the reality is quite different, notes Daniel Lazare.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin Saturday, May 12, 2018 (30 comments)     

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Trump's Iran Debacle: What Will Germany and Russia Do? It falls to Germany to save the Iran nuclear deal and try to prevent a devastating new Middle East War, argues Daniel Lazare.

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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.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaking with supporters at a campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona, March 21, 20 Sunday, November 13, 2016 (11 comments)     

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How Electoral College Cheats Democracy A shadow over Donald Trump's "election" is the fact that Hillary Clinton appears headed toward a significant plurality of the national popular vote, a quirk from the archaic Electoral College, notes Daniel Lazare.

President Barack Obama walks through the Rose Garden to the Oval Office following an all-appointees summer event on the Monday, August 22, 2016 (2 comments)     

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US Hawks Advance a War Agenda in Syria The U.S. government, having illegally sent American troops into Syria, is now threatening to attack the Syrian military if it endangers those troops, an Orwellian twist that marks a dangerous escalation, explains Daniel Lazare.

President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, attends a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Dec. Monday, August 29, 2016 (2 comments)     

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Obama's Imperial Mideast Policy Unravels President Obama's Mideast policy is such a confusing mess that he is now supporting Turkey's invasion of northern Syria although it's primary target is not ISIS but another U.S. ally, the Kurds, explains Daniel Lazare.

President George W. Bush meeting with then-Saudi Ambassador Prince Bandar bin Sultan at the Bush Ranch in Crawford, Texa Thursday, October 6, 2016 (2 comments)     

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The Joint US-Saudi Guilt for 9/11 As guilty as Saudi Arabia may be over 9/11, the broader guilt is shared by generations of U.S. officials who coddled Saudi extremism and cooperated in building a jihadist movement for geo-political gain, writes Daniel Lazare.

U.S.-backed Syrian "moderate" rebels smile as they prepare to behead a 12-year-old boy (left), whose severed head is hel Thursday, July 21, 2016 (5 comments)     

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US-Backed Syrian "Moderates" Behead 12-Year-Old The grisly beheading of a 12-year-old boy by U.S.-backed Syrian rebels spotlights Washington's creepy excuses for arming "moderate" jihadists who are barely distinguishable from Al Qaeda and ISIS, reports Daniel Lazare.

New York Times building Friday, February 16, 2018 (1 comments)     

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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.

Saudi King Salman meets with President Barack Obama at Erga Palace during a state visit to Saudi Arabia on Jan. 27, 2015 Saturday, November 21, 2015 (2 comments)     

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The Saudi Connection to Terror While Official Washington devotes much sound and fury to demands for a wider war in Syria and the need to turn away Syrian refugees, Democrats and Republicans dodge the tougher question: how to confront Saudi Arabia about its covert funding for Islamic State and Al Qaeda terrorists, writes Daniel Lazare.

New York City Nuked Friday, April 20, 2018 (4 comments)     

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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.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Saturday, September 3, 2016 (5 comments)     

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Hillary Clinton's "Exceptionalist" Warpath Democrats and Hillary Clinton are delighting in attacking Donald Trump from the right, employing McCarthyistic tactics and embracing the imperialist notion of "American exceptionalism," says Daniel Lazare.

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How the Press Serves the Deep State Mainstream U.S. media is proud to be the Deep State's tip of the spear pinning President Trump to the wall over unproven allegations about Russia and his calls for detente, a rare point where he makes sense, notes Daniel Lazare.

King Salman of Saudi Arabia and his entourage arrive to greet President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at Ki Friday, October 16, 2015     

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The Reckless Guns of October With Official Washington's armchair warriors demanding confrontation with Russia over Syria, the prospects for the conflict spinning out of control rise by the day. Years from now, historians may shake their heads over the failure to compromise, cooperate and deescalate, as Daniel Lazare describes.

Kiev city hall Thursday, July 5, 2018 (3 comments)     

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Corporate Media's About-Face on Ukraine's Neo-Nazis U.S. corporate media spent years dismissing the role of neo-Nazis in Ukraine's 2014 coup but it is suddenly going through a conversion,

Samantha Power, Permanent Representative of the United States to the UN, addresses the Security Council meeting on Syria Friday, October 28, 2016     

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Only Making Matters Worse in Syria Washington's foreign policy establishment is determined to escalate U.S. military attacks in Syria even though that won't resolve the conflict and will only get more people killed, a dilemma addressed by Daniel Lazare.

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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.