A Tale of Two Donalds: Rumsfeld and Trump

A Tale of Two Donalds: Rumsfeld and Trump

The damage Trump did to the U.S. domestically rivals the damage Bush Jr.’s team did to the international order, but both administrations demonstrated a flippant and arrogant dismissal of the rule of law. While Trump plotted to destroy the U.S. Constitution and expunge the checks and balances between the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the U.S. government, Rumsfeld and Cheney were eager to overthrow international law and established U.S. military protocol to achieve domination over the Middle East.

Biden’s Foggy Foreign Policy

Biden’s Foggy Foreign Policy

The attrition of the United States’ global hegemony is well underway, and with numerous and serious challenges at home—not least of which is a deeply divided populace roiling with White supremacist ideologies and domestic terrorists in the midst of a brutal pandemic—Biden cannot afford to take his eye off the domestic policy front, even as he and his administration struggle to cobble together a coherent foreign policy agenda.