Category: Opinion

Mikhail Gorbachev: A New Nuclear Arms Race Has Begun 0

Mikhail Gorbachev: A New Nuclear Arms Race Has Begun

By Mikhail Gorbachev – nytimes Over 30 years ago, President Ronald Reagan and I signed in Washington the United States-Soviet Treaty on the elimination of intermediate- and shorter-range missiles. For the first time in history, two classes of...

What’s happening now in America isn’t normal — and we shouldn’t accept it as such 0

What’s happening now in America isn’t normal — and we shouldn’t accept it as such

Max Boot – washingtonpost When, shortly after the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre, I wrote a columntaking President Trump to task for encouraging right-wing extremism with his violent rhetoric, I expected to get a lot of blowback...

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If Mattis Goes, Trump Will Miss Him

Eli Lake – Bloomberg It took nearly two years, but President Donald Trump has finally said something unflattering about Secretary of Defense James Mattis. Rumors of the president’s unhappiness with Mattis date back several months,...

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The West Hates Peace in Syria

Federico PIERACCINI- strategic-culture   On the 17th of September, an important meeting was held in Sochi between Erdogan and Putin to discuss Syria, in particular Idlib. A few hours after the agreement between the two leaders was...

China is replacing the US in a new global order, whether the world likes it or not 0

China is replacing the US in a new global order, whether the world likes it or not

Ho Kwon Ping –  Ho Kwon Ping says a new global order, with China as the dominant player in Asia, is coming into force. To every Chinese person with a keen sense of history,...

Why Israel Demolishes: Khan Al-Ahmar as Representation of Greater Genocide 0

Why Israel Demolishes: Khan Al-Ahmar as Representation of Greater Genocide

Ramzy Baroud  Like vultures, Israeli soldiers descended on Khan Al-Ahmar, on September 14, recreating a menacing scene with which the residents of this small Palestinian village, located East of Jerusalem, are all-too familiar. The strategic...

New Report Brings Clarity to U.S. Arms Manufacturing Role in Global Conflicts 0

New Report Brings Clarity to U.S. Arms Manufacturing Role in Global Conflicts

by Valerie Vande Panne – commondreams Most Americans want peace—in the world, in their country, and in their own homes and communities. Even the most committed Trump supporter might want peace in Latin America and...

Suffering Venezuelans Need the U.S. to Stay Hands-Off 0

Suffering Venezuelans Need the U.S. to Stay Hands-Off

James Stavridis – bloomberg When I served as commander of U.S. Southern Command, my first four-star assignment, I visited every country and territory in Latin America — except Venezuela. By the end of the first...

A Senior White House Official Defines the Trump Doctrine: ‘We’re America, Bitch’ 0

A Senior White House Official Defines the Trump Doctrine: ‘We’re America, Bitch’

Jeffrey Goldberg – theatlantic.com Many of Donald Trump’s critics find it difficult to ascribe to a president they consider to be both subliterate and historically insensate a foreign-policy doctrine that approaches coherence. A Trump Doctrine...

What Trump Gets Right About Europe 0

What Trump Gets Right About Europe

By Jochen Bittner – nytimes.com HAMBURG, Germany — Most people can agree that international affairs should not be conducted by tweet — especially when the tweeter in question is Donald Trump. Among other reasons, it’s easy...

Trump’s Approach to Kim Is Amoral. Also, It May Work. 0

Trump’s Approach to Kim Is Amoral. Also, It May Work.

Leonid Bershidsky – bloomberg.com Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un didn’t agree on anything of global importance, and the grandiose photo opportunity that took place in Singapore probably benefited Kim more than it did Trump. But the...

Plans to ban photos of Israeli soldiers will stain the country’s reputation even further 0

Plans to ban photos of Israeli soldiers will stain the country’s reputation even further

James Rodgers – theconversation.com That evening, the sun sank swiftly. The tank which blocked our way was briefly silhouetted by the last sharp rays, before it disappeared into the gloom. It was still there, but...

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Donald Trump’s New World Order

How the President, Israel, and the Gulf states plan to fight Iran—and leave the Palestinians and the Obama years behind. By Adam Entous On the afternoon of December 14, 2016, Ron Dermer, Israel’s Ambassador...

Qatar crisis creates ‘new’ Gulf with no winners 0

Qatar crisis creates ‘new’ Gulf with no winners

DOHA (AFP) –  The year-old acrimonious dispute between Qatar and its neighbours is forging a “new” Gulf, potentially transforming what was a stable region of the Arab world, experts warn. It has shattered old alliances...

Has Trump actually spoken directly to Kim Jong Un? South Korea says he should. 0

Has Trump actually spoken directly to Kim Jong Un? South Korea says he should.

Adam Taylor – washingtonpost Since the beginning of the year, President Trump has refused to answer questions about whether he had spoken directly to North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. At the same time, however, he has...