Philip Giraldi

Ph.D., Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest.

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May 28, 2020
Trump the Peace Candidate? This President Abhors International Treaties

Trump and his advisers are opposed to any international bodies on principle, most particularly if they are not completely supportive of U.S. policies

May 21, 2020
Leading Neocon Directs Pentagon Middle East Planning

One aspect of the American heavy footprint that is little noted is the ruin of many formerly functioning countries that it brings with it.

May 14, 2020
Toothless Congress Fails to Limit Presidential War Powers

The American people is stuck with a president who believes that he has the authority to use military force as he sees fit

May 7, 2020
Trump Against the Government: Officials Conflicted Over Lying for the President

Once upon a time there was a consensus among U.S. politicians that there were two areas where there should be a unified approach to policy…

April 30, 2020
America the Victim: Are Enemies Lining Up for Revenge in the Wake of the Coronavirus?

It is important to note that no Americans have been killed or injured as a result of recent Iranian, Russian, or Chinese and North Korean actions.

April 23, 2020
Monitoring the Public After Coronavirus

Taking Trump’s exhortations literally could mean that the admittedly dystopian political equilibrium in the U.S. is about to spin out of control.

April 16, 2020
The Russians Get Blamed Again, but Who Is Really Subverting American Democracy?

If anyone is looking for Russiagate 2, this is how it begins. Blame China, and if that does not seem to be working, look for Putin’s perfidious hand.

April 9, 2020
Coronavirus Devastates Italy: Is It the Result of Globalism and Free Trade?

The experience of Italy is illustrative of how globalism and free trade can be exploited to create a new reality.

April 2, 2020
Another Expensive War, Another Intelligence Failure?

An already heavily indebted federal government will now go even deeper down a fiscal hole, possibly beyond the point of any real recovery.

March 26, 2020
Whither Coronavirus? When Will It End and What Will Happen Along the Way

Based on his wartime status, Trump and his cabinet are poised to exploit Civil War and Korean War legislation to assume powers over the economy.