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Celebrity Assassination

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In foreign policy
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On January 19, 2020
Douglas London, a retired Senior CIA Operations Officer, has a disturbing – but not in a terribly surprising way – piece at Just Security. The gist is that Trump is obsessed with taking down “celebrity” targets, and in ways that undermine American national security objectives. At CIA, I saw this play out more than once. […]
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The True Infinity War

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In General
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On December 16, 2019
Much of our discussion of foreign policy in this country is broken. That’s for many reasons. One of them is that Americans see themselves as a fundamentally good country, which is utterly laughable the more you know about the nation’s interactions with the rest of the world, really through its entire history but especially since […]
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I don’t really have any penetrating insight on this matter. He’s done it before. He’ll do it again. Because he’s not just unqualified for his job, he’s anti-qualified. When he comes in contact with qualified officials, there’s an explosion and a firing. A “beautiful” and “talented” dog got injured. A robot had been on standby […]
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Exit from Hegemony

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In self-congratulation
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On September 3, 2019
So, um, yeah. I’ve been pretty AWOL for… a while. Among other things, Alex Cooley and I got the reviews back from Oxford University Press for our book. Because it really needs to come out before the 2020 election, we spent a good chunk of the summer crashing on redrafting. We managed to get it […]
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