Blogs: Paul Pillar

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Shaking the Foundations of Loyalty

Paul Pillar

Republican members are trying to divert investigative attention away from the important questions of what’s been going on with Russia to the leaks that underlay some of the press reporting on the subject.  Leaks are a bad way to run a democracy, but that is no excuse to divert attention from the substantive issue at hand.  Moreover, part of what makes leaks bad is a context in which lines of accountability are clear because loyalties going all the way to the top are clear.  That, unfortunately, is not currently true.

This is not a spy novel or a movie.  It is reality.  And it is really bad. 

Image: Russian Basilica in Moscow, Russia. Creative Commons/Good Free Photos

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Ukraine Buffeted from East and West

Paul Pillar

Republican members are trying to divert investigative attention away from the important questions of what’s been going on with Russia to the leaks that underlay some of the press reporting on the subject.  Leaks are a bad way to run a democracy, but that is no excuse to divert attention from the substantive issue at hand.  Moreover, part of what makes leaks bad is a context in which lines of accountability are clear because loyalties going all the way to the top are clear.  That, unfortunately, is not currently true.

This is not a spy novel or a movie.  It is reality.  And it is really bad. 

Image: Russian Basilica in Moscow, Russia. Creative Commons/Good Free Photos

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