Damir Marusic
Damir Marusic is Executive Editor of The American Interest.
Parsing the President
The “New” Afghanistan Strategy

It’s a lot like the old Afghanistan strategy, but with Trumpian characteristics.

Identity Politics Unleashed
Charlottesville and Our Crisis of Political Legitimacy

The Republic is in bad shape—not because of Charlottesville, but because of how our politics are playing out in its aftermath.

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Report: Ukraine Sold Rocket Technology to North Korea

The story is less who made the sale, but that the sale happened at all.

How Obama’s Weakness Encouraged Russian Election Meddling

From the mysterious death of Mikhail Lesin in Washington DC to the assault on an American in front of our embassy in Moscow, President Obama was very careful in calibrating his responses to Russian provocations throughout 2016. Too careful.

Junior's Russia Meetings
All The Dots, Connected

A look at the networks connecting the various Russians attending Donald Trump, Jr.’s notorious meeting shows us just what the Russian state is—and what it wants.

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Bad Tsar/Good Boyars
The Paradoxes of Trump’s Russia Strategy

Donald Trump’s cabinet has managed to construct a pretty sound approach to Russia—perhaps despite the Commander in Chief.

G20 Wrapup
Climate Politics and the English Language

George Orwell rolls over in his grave.

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No Puppet
How To Read the Trump-Putin Meeting

Is outreach to Russia a wise move? Probably not. But President Trump is going in stronger than most give him credit for.

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let's talk about issues
Are Democrats Waking Up to Russia Insanity?

After Georgia, it’s good to see a prominent member of the Democratic Party waking up to just how much they have been hurting themselves by fixating on the Russia collusion issue.

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Alliances and Allies
Trump’s Transactionality on Display in Brussels

It’s time our allies, and our foreign policy establishment, engage with our President’s worldview on its own terms.

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