Michael J. Brenner

Michael Brenner is Professor Emeritus of International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. [Texas, United States]

Turkey and the United States: At Loggerheads

Unlike Trump, Erdogan does know what he wants – but, like Trump, he can’t get there.

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The Trump in All of Us

Trump’s White House resembles rowdy free play in the schoolyard under a substitute teacher. The world is at risk.

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US/Middle East: Power Politics or Amateur Hour?

Assessing the interests and weaknesses of the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Iran in the Middle East.

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Narcissism and Trump: The Long Story

With the White House in his pocket, Trump believes he is able to command whatever it is he wants.

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Americans’ Moby Dick: The 21st Century Edition

The “War On Terror” is entering its 16th year. But why does it have such a hold over Americans’ lives, culture and politics?

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Trump’s New “The Apprentice” Mega Show

At this point, the U.S. President-elect would do a better job filling his administration if he made the selection a reality show.

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Trump Vs. the US: Four Months That Changed the World

How Donald Trump got to the White House via the courts – and the amazing things that happened next.

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Silicon Valley: A Close-Up

Is Silicon Valley the 21st century American equivalent of the inferno/purgatory? Or of paradise?

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Capo Trump’s Farewell to the American People

A preview copy of the failed Republican Presidential candidate’s November 9, 2016 speech, from the pages of Vanity Affairs magazine.

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Destiny Lost? Trump and a US Off Its Moorings

Does criticizing and downplaying other nations help Americans feel better about themselves?

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