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I’ve got a newish, short piece up at the website for Exit from Hegemony. As is my wont, I’m cross-posting it here. In The National Interest, Richard Javad Heydarian writes that: For the first time in its history, Manila is seeking Russian assistance to upgrade its defensive capabilities and, potentially, even develop its energy resources in the South China Sea. […]
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We need a formal name for the notion that, over time, Trump’s behavior tends toward being indistinguishable from that of someone working on behalf of Moscow. It seems like more than a corollary or variant of Poe’s law. But I’m not sure whom to attribute it to. That’s the conclusion that a friend of mine […]
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If Carter Page’s career weren’t devoted to self-enrichment via deals with oligarchs and kleptocrats, I might feel some sympathy for him. After all, it seems like his every appearance in the media comes in the context of evidence for his lack of mental acuity. And, lo and behold, The Guardian reports that Page failed his dissertation defense […]
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Carter Page’s Dissertation

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On November 8, 2017
No, I’m absolutely not, as a friend recently called it, pulling a “Gorka” on Page. The abysmal quality of Gorka’s dissertation was directly relevant to his claims of expertise and his position at the White House. Besides, he used it as a cudgel against his detractors. Page may have called himself a scholar in his […]
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