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Maria Sharapova on failing that drug test: ‘I felt trapped, tricked’

I had every opportunity to change professions, or to live the rest of my life on a holiday, but it never crossed my mind<p>Does she think Serena is as obsessed with her? 'There’s a level of intensity that comes out more ferociously against me'<p>Suddenly, no matter who I looked at, I found myself …

Tennis

China Learns How to Get Trump’s Ear: Through Jared Kushner

WASHINGTON — When President Trump welcomes President Xi Jinping of China to his palm-fringed Florida club for two days of meetings on Thursday, the studied informality of the gathering will bear the handiwork of two people: China’s ambassador to Washington and Mr. Trump’s son-in-law, Jared …

A Ticket to Hell

Donald Trump has spent his whole life overselling an overinflated vision of himself and his success.<p>He was the outer-borough boy whose father’s “boxlike office” was on Avenue Z in Brooklyn; he always dreamed of making it to Manhattan and breaking into the big league.<p>With a hustler’s spirit and some …

The Eight Power Centers Of The Trump Administration

From the Bannon Wing to the Bureaucrats<p>Whenever a new administration starts, top aides to the president battle for authority and power, and the …

Trump’s new national security adviser wrote a reading list for anyone involved in military affairs

Facing added scrutiny in the wake of his predecessor’s resignation, new National Security Council chief of staff H.R. McMaster will have to learn from Michael Flynn’s mistakes. Fortunately learning is one of his favorite hobbies.<p>In 2012, while commander of the US Army Maneuver Center of Excellence …

National Security

Why Do So Many Americans Fear Muslims? Decades Of Denial About America’s Role In The World.

There’s been lots attention-grabbing opposition to Trump’s “Muslim ban” executive order, from demonstrations to court orders. But polls make it clear public opinion is much more mixed. Standard phone polls show small majorities opposed, while web and automated polls find small majorities continue …

China expels 32 South Korea missionaries amid missile defense tension | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - China has expelled 32 South Korean Christian missionaries, a Korean government official said on Saturday, amid diplomatic tension between the two countries over the planned deployment of a U.S. missile defense system in the South.<p>FILE PHOTO: A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense …

No, Trump Did Not Back Down From China

Have you ever seen a boxer get knocked out in a fight before the bell even rang?<p>If you follow the rush-to-judgement analysis coming out of some …

China

FDR started the Long Peace. Under Trump, it may be coming to an end.

In his first days in office, President Trump has begun to reverse the domestic policies of the previous eight years. But with regard to the United States’ relations with the world, Trump seems far more radical. In word and deed, he appears to be walking away from the idea of America at the center …

Political Science

The new world order, 2017

One insistent question that will shape 2017 is whether we’re witnessing the gradual decay of the post-World War II international order, dominated by the economic and military power of the United States.<p>After the Soviet Union’s collapse in 1991, it became fashionable to talk of the United States as …

Geopolitics

What populist revolution? So far Donald Trump is supercharging the failed Republican policies of the past

Despite the campaign rhetoric, Trump’s regime looks more like crony capitalism mixed with reheated Reaganomics<p>Donald Trump’s threat to American democracy is both self-evident and real. But as more and more evidence accumulates, it’s equally clear that he’s less of a radical departure from the …