Blogs: Paul Pillar

Haley's Dishonest Speech About the Iran Nuclear Agreement

A President Without Purpose

Paul Pillar

Because Trump is not enjoying the duties of president, he is unlikely to run for a second term in 2020, if he lasts that long.  He already is the oldest person ever to be inaugurated as U.S. president.  He does not want to go out as a loser—the ultimate Trumpian pejorative.  He is smart enough to realize that four years will be enough time for the divide between faux-populist rhetoric and non-populist performance to become apparent even to the Rust Belters who put him over the top in 2016. 

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The Safe Haven Notion

Paul Pillar

Because Trump is not enjoying the duties of president, he is unlikely to run for a second term in 2020, if he lasts that long.  He already is the oldest person ever to be inaugurated as U.S. president.  He does not want to go out as a loser—the ultimate Trumpian pejorative.  He is smart enough to realize that four years will be enough time for the divide between faux-populist rhetoric and non-populist performance to become apparent even to the Rust Belters who put him over the top in 2016. 

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Iranians and Their iPhones, and the Futility of Sanctions

Paul Pillar

Because Trump is not enjoying the duties of president, he is unlikely to run for a second term in 2020, if he lasts that long.  He already is the oldest person ever to be inaugurated as U.S. president.  He does not want to go out as a loser—the ultimate Trumpian pejorative.  He is smart enough to realize that four years will be enough time for the divide between faux-populist rhetoric and non-populist performance to become apparent even to the Rust Belters who put him over the top in 2016. 

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Netanyahu's Priorities and U.S. Responses

Paul Pillar

Because Trump is not enjoying the duties of president, he is unlikely to run for a second term in 2020, if he lasts that long.  He already is the oldest person ever to be inaugurated as U.S. president.  He does not want to go out as a loser—the ultimate Trumpian pejorative.  He is smart enough to realize that four years will be enough time for the divide between faux-populist rhetoric and non-populist performance to become apparent even to the Rust Belters who put him over the top in 2016. 

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