Foreign Policy


Thomas Altfather Good

It’s nothing short of a betrayal that the Democratic leadership would turn this important committee over to someone so far to the right. more


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Reese Erlich

Khashoggi’s death is finally focusing world attention on Saudi atrocities in Yemen, and U.S. midterm elections could reverse Trump’s policies that support the war. more


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Reese Erlich

Once again, U.S. leaders label violence carried out by enemies as terrorism, but the same violence carried out by allies is ignored or downplayed. more


His murder set in motion the People’s Power Revolution of 1986. He continues to impact contemporary Philippine politics, as seen in the election of right-wing authoritarian President Rodrigo Duterte. more

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Tony D. Curtis, US Navy

They’re baaaaack. New surveillance missions spell out a return of Washington’s meddling in Latin American politics. more

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The current administration's “America First” policy is a directive for the U.S. to meddle in the destiny of Central and South America. more


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Htoo Tay Zar

I interviewed Aung San Suu Kyi the day of her release from house arrest in 1995. Even then, neither she nor her supporters understood the complexities of Myanmar’s 135 officially recognized ethnic groups. more



Presidencia El Salvador

An intense political crisis has led to dramatic intimidation tactics and condemnation from the international community. more


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Reese Erlich

As militant protests roil the city of Basra in Iraq, two summer films give a fuller sense of what U.S. occupation there has wrought. more


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Department of Defense/Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Dominique A. Pineiro

President Donald Trump is back on the stump, trumpeting his alleged triumphs since the 2016 election. Somehow, he never mentions Afghanistan. more


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U.S. Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia

On August 9, a U.S.-supported Saudi airstrike bombed a bus carrying schoolchildren in Sa’ada, a city in northern Yemen. more


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League of Filipino Students

The Philippine National Police, implicated in the suppression of labor movements and President Duterte’s war on drugs, receive a significant amount of funding through U.S. foreign military financing. more


An unheralded word change to Trump’s Department of Defense mission statement is unsettling—to say the least. more

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Reese Erlich

Along the way in its relationship with the United States, China has made decisions that put it in a stronger position than the typical developing country. more



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A new Amnesty International report implicates UAE-backed forces in Yemen—which are supported by the U.S.—in the torture and other mistreatment of detainees. more


The president hopes we’ll break our Russia tunnel vision and set sights on Iran. We should. more


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Being a whistleblower is often not appreciated at the time the whistle is blown. more


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Reese Erlich

We’ll see if anything significant about Syria comes out of the Putin-Trump summit. But don’t hold your breath. more


The underlying cause of the violence they are escaping is a trail of blood and culpability that can be traced right back to the United States. more



Jeff Abbott

The U.S. government for decades intervened in Guatemala to throttle indigenous efforts toward land reform—including training the country’s military in making people “disappear.” People there continue to reckon with the loss. more