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from The Great Debate:

Betrayal is at the heart of U.S. politics

April 19, 2016

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump points to a supporter as he leaves a campaign event in an airplane hanger in Rome, New York April 12, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Donald Trump points to a supporter as he leaves a campaign event in Rome, New York, April 12, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

from The Great Debate:

Why America could (probably) survive a President Trump

March 9, 2016

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump smiles as protestors hold up a sign reading "No Place for Hate in Maine" during a campaign rally in Portland, Maine March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Joel Page TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTS96PL

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump smiles as protestors hold up a sign reading "No Place for Hate in Maine" during a campaign rally in Portland, Maine March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Joel Page

from The Great Debate:

Why Republicans hate the Republican Party so much

March 8, 2016

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a campaign rally in Warren, Michigan, March 4, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Warren, Michigan, March 4, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

from The Great Debate:

The psychological underpinnings of 2016, the year America went nuts

February 17, 2016

A supporter of Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump takes a photograph as she attends a Trump campaign rally at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire, February 8, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

A Donald Trump supporter at a Trump campaign rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, February 8, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

from The Great Debate:

The real contest in Iowa

February 1, 2016

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa January 31, 2015. REUTER/Jim Bourg

Senator Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa, January 31, 2015. REUTER/Jim Bourg

from The Great Debate:

Why Donald Trump’s hostile takeover bid for the Republican Party is a loser

August 6, 2015

Potential Republican 2016 presidential candidate Trump speaks at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Conference in Nashua

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Conference in Nashua, New Hampshire, April 18, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

from The Great Debate:

Is Burma the next Mexico?

December 6, 2011

By Federico Varese
The opinions expressed are his own.

Hillary Clinton had many "hard issues" to tackle during her recent visit to Myanmar. Yet there was no mention of one of the most, if not the most, difficult issue Burma faces: their lucrative drug trade.

from The Great Debate:

Why is Obama giving Libya to the Russians?

July 19, 2011

By John Bolton
The opinions expressed are his own.

With President Obama’s Libya policy staggering from one embarrassment to another, last week he and Secretary of State Clinton outdid themselves. They publicly welcomed Russia’s effort to insert itself as a mediator, an act of such strategic myopia that it must leave even Moscow’s leadership speechless.

from Pakistan: Now or Never?:

The “sound and fury” of U.S.-Pakistan ties

March 17, 2011

rayjmonddavisphotoWith the release of CIA contractor Raymond Davis, the United States and Pakistan have put behind them one of the more public rows of their up-and-down relationship.  It was probably not the worst row -- remember the furore over a raid by U.S. ground troops in Angor Adda in Waziristan in 2008, itself preceded  by a deluge of leaks to the U.S. media about the alleged duplicity of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency in its dealings on Afghanistan.

from Pakistan: Now or Never?:

U.S.-Pakistan relations better than they look

March 3, 2011

raymond davisGiven the high-decibel volume of the row over Raymond Davis, the CIA contractor who shot dead two Pakistanis in Lahore in January, it would be tempting to assume that overall relations between Pakistan and the United States are the worst they have been in years.