Category: Foreign Policy

Michael Hudson: U.S. Economic Warfare and Likely Foreign Defenses

The rules of international law and order put in place toward the end of World War II are being broken by U.S. foreign policy escalating its confrontation with countries that refrain from giving its companies control of their economic surpluses

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Noam Chomsky: Trump Is Trying to Exploit Tension With Iran for 2020

Interview on Iran’s military deterrence strategy and the actions taken by U.S. leaders who cannot countenance what the State Department describes as Iran’s “successful defiance”

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John Feffer: Trump’s Bluster Diplomacy

Don’t expect Trump to do a North Korean-style pivot in his relations with Iran

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Patrick Cockburn: I’ve seen for myself how sanctions only hurt the poor

Sanctions will fail against Assad, just as they failed against Saddam Hussein 20 years ago, but they will do terrible damage to ordinary people

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Noam Chomsky: Trump Is Consolidating Far-Right Power Globally

Trump’s foreign policy is a deadly farce that is consolidating the global alliance of right-wing leaders

Mel Gurtov: The Trump way of war

Notice how similar are the Trump administration’s interactions with Iran and North Korea? The pattern in both cases is dangerous, ill-informed, and bound to fail

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Juan Cole: Trump cites “Proportionality” in Iran pullback

Though he has often violated it

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Kevin Zeese: US Foreign Policy Exposed

Will the US continue to try to dominate the world using economic, cyber and military weapons, further isolating itself and wasting resources that are needed to meet human needs and protect the planet, or will the US become a partner in good faith with other great powers?

Nick Licata: Trump Likes Authoritarians – They Get Things Done

Donald Trump’s admiration for authoritarian government leaders, who obstruct or dismantle democratic institutions in their state, has been consistent since taking office

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John Feffer: Bolton in Wonderland

The only upside to Bolton’s dangerous aggression toward Iran is that it may put him too far out in front of Trump

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