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State Department Struggles to Practice Diplomacy in First Year of Trump Presidency

By Jason Coreas February, 9th 2018 A year after both President Trump, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took their oaths of office, America’s foreign policy apparatus is experiencing a period of disarray and gridlock unparalleled in American history. Numerous […]

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The New Normal: Trump’s Theater of the Absurd

By Robert J. Guttman February 7, 2018 “They were like death. And un-American. Un-American. Somebody said ‘treasonous’. I mean, yeah, I guess, why not? ‘treasonous’, I mean, yeah, I guess,” snidely remarked our 45th president about Democratic senators who did […]

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White House and United Nations Welcome Kazakh President

By Ben Briand February 2nd, 2018 “I’m pleased to welcome President Nazarbayev who has done a tremendous job in Kazakhstan. Having you at the White House is an honor. Thank you for visiting with us. . . .And today, our […]

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Europeans React With Caution or Silence Regarding Trump’s SOTU Speech, China and Iran Hit Back

By Axel Krause Paris January 31, 2018 For millions of Europeans the speech was a lot of first-class showmanship, but among policy wonks deeply interested in trans-Atlantic relations, they noted that much of his discussion of the US economy had […]

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Kazakhstan: Heading UN Security Council By Offering New Initiatives

(Photograph courtesy of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the UN) By Joseph Robertson January 26, 2018 “In January, 2018 our country will preside for the first time in the United Nations Security Council. As part of […]

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