Foreign Policy

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The White House

As the war approaches the end of its second decade, U.S. officials show no signs that they are willing to address the fundamental power dynamics that have fueled the war for so long. Meanwhile, innocent people die. Read more


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Reese Erlich

For the past year, the U.S. has escalated economic warfare with grudging acceptance by high-level Democrats and Republicans. Read more


The Morales administration’s decision to sign the agreement directly violates an order from the country’s highest court. Read more

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It’s easier to bang war drums than it is to maintain what made us a superpower in the first place. Read more


It’s for many of the same bad reasons used by the United States to justify its military interventions. Read more


Elizabeth Warren

Edward Kimmel

Warren’s troubling foreign policy history includes uncritical support of Israel, supporting sanctions on Venezuela, and vilifying Russia and China as national security threats. But her views are also evolving. Read more


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While others on the left waffle on questions of imperial power and foreign relations, the freshman Democrat takes on American hegemony. Read more



Kamyar Adl

By treating the Iranian regime as a monolith the Trump Administration risks closing one of the few remaining avenues for defusing the crisis. Read more


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Jeff Abbott

“I want my daughter to have a better life, I want her to walk.” Read more



Reese Erlich

The Iranian government saw the President’s vacillation as a sign of weakness, one journalist tells me: “Iran was ready to retaliate on an unbelievable scale.” Read more


United States of Arms

Will Geary

The greatest outlier in terms of possessing nuclear weapons is the United States. Read more



Encarni Pindado

In June, the country began implementing a plan to contain migrants, many making their way from Central American countries north to the United States. Read more


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Veronica Gonzales

History shows why it’s smart to recognize our neighbor as a natural ally. Read more

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“He spit on your democracy!” Read more


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Reese Erlich

By trying to isolate Russia and Iran, the United States is only isolating itself. Read more


Ryan Schmitz

All the blood lost has been for a “marginally” different trade deal that probably won’t get passed anyway. Read more


Icy air filled the small space between us and my heart began to race. Read more


“If we make fleeing violence easy, they’ll just flee violence more.” Read more



Carlos Becerra

As the Trump Administration tightens its squeeze on the country, U.S. officials warn of increased migration and “profound collapse.” Read more


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Is the U.S. lurching towards another illegal war in the Middle East? Read more