Category: Foreign Policy

Elise Swain: Joe Biden’s Silence on Ending the Drone Wars

With scant comments about U.S. assassination programs, there are indications that Biden would keep the drone wars around

Norman Solomon: Hey Joe, Where You Going With That Pentagon in Your Hands?

Biden’s pick for Secretary of Defense, Michèle Flourno,y should be understood as a scenario for the president-elect to stick his middle fingers in the eyes of Americans who are fed up with endless war and ongoing militarism

Walden Bello: What Will a Biden Presidency Bring to the Asia Pacific?

Biden may tone down Trump’s trade war and bring back some limited human rights advocacy, but there may be more continuity than either administration admits

Evelyn Leopold: Biden Is Facing a Showdown on Iran Sanctions

Trump imposed a phantom “snapback” on Iran sanctions

Richard Falk: A Comic Display of Geopolitical Subservience: Mike Pompeo’s Visit to Israel

Pompeo’s gratuitous remark is a gesture of solidarity with the Netanyahu government, and irresponsibly treats the BDS Campaign as antisemitic

Medea Benjamin: Ten Foreign Policy Fiascos Biden Can Fix on Day One

Donald Trump loves executive orders as a tool of dictatorial power, avoiding the need to work through Congress. But that works both ways, making it relatively easy for President Biden to reverse many of Trump’s most disastrous decisions

Cassandra Stimpson: A Washington Echo Chamber for a New Cold War

A Rising China Lifts All Boats (Submarines, Aircraft Carriers, and Surface Ships), Not to Speak of Fighter Planes, in the Military-Industrial Complex

Vijay Prashad: Why Biden Will Keep the U.S.-Imposed Cold War Rolling

On foreign policy, Biden will appear to be different from Trump, but the broad outlines of their policy will be identical

Stephen Zunes: Most Dem Voters Are to the Left of Biden on Foreign Policy. Can He Be Moved?

Virtually every change in U.S. foreign policy over the last several decades came not from the initiative of enlightened Democratic leaders, but from pressure by opponents of war and supporters of human rights

Phyllis Bennis: Who will (or Should) Run Biden’s Foreign Policy?

Interview on who should run the State and Defense Departments for President-Elect Biden?

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