President Trump wont, of course, be starting from scratch in his urge to further elevate the military in foreign and domestic affairs. Hes building on a process thats already well under way, explains William D. Hartung.
Turkish President uses every lever of power to cover up the pervasive corruption consuming the nation and overshadowing the remarkable socio-political progress and economic growth that he made during his first nine years in power, observes Alon Ben-Meir.
Not until I was swept up in the jubilant, peaceful, purposeful crowd on the Mall on January 20 did I discover how empowering it is to share political opinions with hundreds of thousands of complete strangers and be a bit player in participatory democracy, says Clara Bingham.
Sooner or later, both he and his supporters will learn the bitter truth of the limits of US geopolitical power, and therefore the limits of Trump’s world power. What then? Will Trump explode and commit dangerous acts? Asks Immanuel Wallerstein.
What we are witnessing in the wake of the Trump presidency is the assertion of the populist conservative agenda, in the US and Europe, which aspires to undo the multiethnic, multiracial, and multi-religious character of contemporary American society, writes Louay Safi.