Category: Foreign policy

Trump Should Side With Democracy, Not His ‘Friend’ in China

Trump Should Side With Democracy, Not His ‘Friend’ in China

Regardless of the fact that his fellow Republicans overwhelmingly support the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, Trump has made noises of threatening to veto the bill when it reaches his desk. His rationale is less than compelling.
With Yovanovitch, Trump Digs Himself a Deeper Hole

With Yovanovitch, Trump Digs Himself a Deeper Hole

It's impossible to know now. But Trump may just tweet himself into a corner where even a Republican Senate has no choice but to remove him from office.
Speaker Pelosi Should Receive a Presidential Medal of Freedom

Speaker Pelosi Should Receive a Presidential Medal of Freedom

Americans of all political pursuasions owe Speaker Pelosi a deep debt of gratitude to know that someone in authority is still willing to stand up for American interests.
Trump’s Treachery Now Has Americans Fired on in Retreat

Trump’s Treachery Now Has Americans Fired on in Retreat

Donald Trump's decision to back down in northern Syria now not only has cost our erstwhile allies, the Kurds, in their blood. Now Trump's cowardice may well result in American blood spilled, as well.
Trump’s Decision to Abandon Kurds May Not Be Impeachable, But it Helps Make the Case

Trump’s Decision to Abandon Kurds May Not Be Impeachable, But it Helps Make the Case

Some 11,000 Kurds have given their lives in the fight against ISIS. And now Donald Trump has sold them out, plain and simple. That is a political calculus all Americans can easily understand.
The Real Reason Behind Russia’s Struggling Economy

The Real Reason Behind Russia’s Struggling Economy

And no, it's not Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump, or the Communist Party.
Hong Kong, for Your Own Sake, Please Stop the Protests

Hong Kong, for Your Own Sake, Please Stop the Protests

In the end, the Hong Kong protests only make China’s Communist Party even stronger.
The Brexit Will Tear the United Kingdom Apart

The Brexit Will Tear the United Kingdom Apart

I confess that, while I was never really on board with Brexit, the breathless warnings from the pro-EU camp were enough to push me into the pro-Brexit side.
‘This Felt Much More Like a G6 Than a G7’

‘This Felt Much More Like a G6 Than a G7’

Donald Trump spent a weekend meeting with world leaders largely trying to sell them on gathering next year at one of his luxury properties--but otherwise largely ineffective, according to a variety of political observers.
Ilhan Omar: The Netanyahu Government Should Stop the Expansion of Settlements if Israel Wants U.S. Aid

Ilhan Omar: The Netanyahu Government Should Stop the Expansion of Settlements if Israel Wants U.S. Aid

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government should end the practice of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories, according to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), one of the US Democratic congresswomen recently barred entry to Israel.