Damir Marusic
Damir Marusic is Executive Editor of The American Interest.
all talk no action
Why Hasn’t Trump Condemned Erdogan’s Provocation?

The President fashions himself a Jacksonian. Will he allow the Turkish attack on American citizens to go unanswered?

Loose Lips
Two Possibilities on the Intelligence-Sharing Screw Up

Was the President grossly careless in the handling of highly compartmentalized intelligence? Or did he make a conscious decision?

Russian Counter-Spin
The Kremlin Is Not a Victim of Hackers

To think such a thing is possible is to profoundly misunderstand the symbiotic relationship between Russian hackers and the Kremlin’s security services.

Is the Comey Firing Proof of a Smoking Gun?

Given what we know right now, probably not. But that in no way diminishes the consequences Donal Trump’s decision will have, both within the United States and beyond our borders.

Of Moscow Meetings
When Rex Met Sergey

Behind all the talk of tension and impasses, one can see the outlines of Donald Trump’s transactional diplomacy taking shape.

news analysis
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Trump Turns Up the Heat on North Korea

With a carrier group en route to the Korean peninsula, Pyongyang should be nervous after the Syria strikes.

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Dinner with Don Corleone
What the Syria Strikes Mean

A strong message was sent to Xi and Putin—in that order.

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Managed Democracy
Russia’s Protests Fizzle?

With Alexei Navalny behind bars, government threats issued, and the internet lightly censored, very few people turned out to the Russian streets this past weekend.

Pipeline Politics
Israel Plans a Pipeline to Europe

It’s an audacious project. But will it work?

Pretenders to the Throne
The Kremlin Intrigue Behind the Anti-Corruption Protests

The story is more about a power struggle than about people power.

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