ARUN GUPTA – Thwarting Donald Trumpâ€™s war on immigrants and dismantling the vast deportation machine is possible. It wonâ€™t be easy, but it has to be done.
MEL GURTOV – Whatever substantive agreements were reached took place between Trump and Kim alone, without any top advisers. And hereâ€™s where the trouble begins: the contrary claims that are bound to emerge about who promised what.
TRI-VALLEY CARES – On January 10th, the Huffington Post leaked a draft of the Trump Administrationâ€™s Nuclear Posture Review, a Pentagon document that dictates the overall strategy for United States nuclear forces. The leaked document, which is rumored to be the final draft, demonstrates an aggressive shift from the Obama posture review by mandating â€œmore usableâ€ low-yield nuclear weapons, doubling down on building new bomb plants, and lowering the threshold to resume nuclear weapons testing.
ALEXANDER MERCOURIS – One place where Donald Trumpâ€™s election victory has had an immediate effect is in the battlefield around Aleppo. Reports from the area of the battlefield speak of a total collapse of morale amongst the Al-Qaeda led Jihadi forces which have been attacking the city from the south west, as whatever lingering hopes there were of a Western military intervention following a victory by Hillary Clinton in the US Presidential election have turned to dust.
JENNY NIELSON – Nuclear weapons policyâ€”issues relating to deterrence and disarmamentâ€”has been discussed this summer in various fora and generated significant media and public interest. The diverging views on the value, role and risks of nuclear weapons, and the increasing polarization among those promoting nuclear deterrence postures and disarmament, have been evidenced in a number of recent developments.