Category: Foreign Policy

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

Kristina Lunz: Feminist foreign policy

Imperative for a more secure and just world

Ilhan Omar: “It Is About Time”

Interview on a variety of topics

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John Feffer: What’s Behind Bolton’s Attacks on the ‘Troika of Tyranny’?

Bolton’s broadsides against Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela hint at ambitions for much more dangerous geopolitical conflict — and nothing short of a new Cold War

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John Feffer: After Trump

Centrist liberalism is dead, and Trump is a disaster. But progressives can use what he’s done to remake America and its place in the world

Allegra Harpootlian: School Shooters and Drones

Linking Gun Violence at Home to America’s Wars Abroad

Calvin Cheung-Miaw: Trumpism’s Global Strategy

It twists, it turns, it bounces in unexpected directions. How do we make sense of Trump’s foreign policy? Is there a logic behind it or just a series of improvised presidential whims? In the past two years, we’ve seen a confusing mix of policy initiatives: threats of nuclear genocide against North Korea followed by a Read more…

Nicolas J.S. Davies: The Hidden Structure of U.S. Empire

This self-reinforcing vicious circle endangers us all, not least those of us who live at the heart of this corrupt and ultimately self-destructive empire

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Marjorie Cohn: Notorious CIA-Backed Units Will Remain in Afghanistan

Politicians and pundits alike have roundly criticized Donald Trump for stating he will pull our troops out of Syria and cut US forces in Afghanistan by half. James Mattis immediately resigned as secretary of defense, writing in a letter to Trump, “you have the right to have a Secretary of Defense whose views are better Read more…

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