Category: Foreign Policy

Dave Lindorff: Trump Disses Troops but Correctly Labels 2 of America’s Costliest Wars Unjustified or ‘Stupid’

They deserve to be honored for doing their duty or for going beyond the call of duty for what they at least thought was right, and Trump should be tossed out of the White House and his role as Commander in Chief for mocking them and dishonoring them.

Medea Benjamin: Biden Urged to Adopt a Good Neighbor Policy Toward Latin America

Progressive groups see the need to push a new administration to make a positive contribution to the well-being of people throughout the hemisphere

Conn Hallinan: China & the US: 21st Century’s “Great Game”

The U.S. has dominated the Pacific Ocean—sometimes called an “American lake”—since the end of World War II. Suddenly Americans have a competitor, although it is a rivalry that routinely gets overblown.

Steve Ellner: The Juan Guaidó Strategy Has Proven to be a Fiasco

Now What will Washington Do?

Vijay Prashad: How the U.S. Failed at Its Foreign Policy Toward Venezuela

Trump wants a war, but not an open war; the U.S. military knows that it might be able to flatten Caracas, but it would not be able to win a war against the Venezuelan people

Houssem Chammam: At a time of a global crises, the United States is weaponizing its humanitarian aid

These policies condemn many of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people to a bleak and violent future; the type of mistakes that often find their way back to the United States

Medea Benjamin: U.S. Cold War China Policy Will Isolate the U.S, Not China

Tensions between the United States and China are rising as the U.S. election nears, with tit-for-tat consulate closures, new U.S. sanctions and no less than three U.S. aircraft carrier strike groups prowling the seas around China

Juan Cole: Iran’s Khamenei: Not going to help Trump get Reelected by Negotiating

Khamenei said that even if Iran met all of Washington’s demands, that would just encourage the insatiable American elite to start making new demands

John Feffer: Okinawa: Will the Pandemic Transform U.S. Military Bases?

An outbreak of COVID-19 among U.S. service personnel on Okinawa may help anti-base protesters stop construction of the replacement facility at Henoko

Medea Benjamin: King Joe and the Round Table: Biden’s America in a Multipolar World

If Biden is elected, it will be up to peace-loving Americans to demand a foreign policy that takes illegal military “options,” brutal sanctions and a new arms race off the table and replaces them with a new commitment to the rule of law and “Round Table” diplomacy

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