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This week on Rational Security, the panel discusses Trump, Iran, and Russian trolls.

Rational Security on The E.R.: The “Decertified” Edition

Trump deems Iran in violation of the “worst deal ever.”

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly speaks during a White House briefing Oct. 19 in Washington, D.C. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

This Whole Gold Star Mess

Trump does not appear to understand military service

President Donald Trump holds a press conference with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in the White House Rose Garden on Oct. 16. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Republicans Have Stockholm Syndrome, and It’s Getting Worse

The GOP has stopped resisting President Trump and started accelerating his race to the bottom.

Then Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin kisses a baby outside St. Petersburg on May 29, 2010. (Alexey Druzhinin/AFP/Getty Images)

Western Sanctions Are Shrinking Russia’s Population

Vladimir Putin is fond of claiming that demographics are destiny – which may be why he’s so angry about his country’s financial straitjacket.

U.S. special forces work with Iraqi troops near Mosul on Feb. 23, 2017. (Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images)

No Plans to Withdraw U.S. Troops Even After ISIS Defeat

A 'tactical campaign masquerading as strategy' needs to find one now.

Policemen escort a handcuffed man on Oct. 12, 2005 in Meishan of Sichuan Province, southwest China. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)

China Is Getting Better at Undermining Global Human Rights

It doesn’t help that the Trump administration doesn’t seem to mind.

Pence listens while Trump speaks in New York in September 2017. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Amid Chaos in Trump White House, Diplomats Turn to Pence

Diplomat in Trump’s Washington? Step into the vice president’s office.

Iraqi forces drive towards Kurdish Peshmerga positions on Oct. 15 on the southern outskirts of Kirkuk. (Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images)

America Is in Denial About Iraq

The war in Iraq won’t end as long as the United States avoids deciding what it wants there.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un looks on during the launch of a Hwasong-12 missile. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Armageddon by Accident

Trump and Kim’s brinkmanship raises the danger of an accidental conflict on the Korean Peninsula.

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally on June 21 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Trump spoke about renegotiating NAFTA and building a border wall that would produce solar power during the rally.  (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Can Congress Block Trump if He Pulls Out of NAFTA?

The president claims the decision is his to make. Lawmakers and legal scholars aren’t so sure.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a meeting of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang on Oct. 7. (AFP photo/KCNA via KNS/Getty Images)

Trump Should Focus on Deterring North Korea

Negotiations and the use of force both hold little promise.

Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya poses during a Nov. 8, 2016, interview in Moscow.

Here’s the Memo the Kremlin-Linked Lawyer Took to the Meeting With Donald Trump Jr.

No dirt on Clinton, a passing mention of adoptions, and a lot on Bill Browder and the Magnitsky Act.

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