“Our” Deep State

Peter Van Buren In this article, Peter uses his 24-year State Department experience to examine the “Deep State” meme  based on his background and using his satirical literary style. Andrew Bacevich, with a military background, rounds out the same theme in this article. The “Deep State” meme has been kicking around for several decades as…

Friends and Enemies? Does US Foreign Policy Know the Difference? Do Citizens Know the Difference?

b. traven We hold Saudi Arabia and Turkey close to our breast while both play a double game in funding, and encouraging transit of arms and fighters for ISIS and other extremist groups in Iraq and Syria. The result?  Mayhem continues and Europe is overwhelmed with desperate refugees fleeing the chaos. At the same time…