Reese Erlich

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Reese Erlich’s nationally distributed column, “Foreign Correspondent,” appears regularly in The Progressive. His book The Iran Agenda Today: The Real Story from Inside Iran and What's Wrong with U.S. Policy ­is now available. Follow him on Twitter, @ReeseErlich; friend him on Facebook; and visit his webpage.

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Despite legitimate concern over economic inequality there, the movement has pro-Western elements and has been encouraged by Washington in familiar, odious ways. Read more

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


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


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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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China and Hong Kong will be struggling for many years to determine exactly what “one country, two systems” really means. Read more



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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


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


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He was well known in the 1980s as an articulate, English-speaking defender of Kremlin policies. Then he began describing himself as a “man of the left.” Read more


Reese Erlich is on assignment in Moscow. He offers this humorous memory about a long ago visit to that famed city. Read more


Biden backed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, and saw the expansion of U.S. militarism in the Mideast during his vice presidency, while Sanders has opposed all recent U.S. wars of aggression. Read more


“I’m sure he’s going to get a kangaroo court. I don’t see the government allowing Assange to put on a vigorous defense.” Read more



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Will the next president of Ukraine pursue reconciliation with Russia? Read more


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Whenever officials in Washington, D.C. set out to overthrow a foreign government, mainstream U.S. media outlets are there to give a helping hand. Read more

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Kashmir—a long-contested region between India and Pakistan—is a spectacularly beautiful former tourist destination. But to live near the border these days means hunkering down in bomb shelters. Read more



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“It would affect their ability to fight immediately.” Read more

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Perhaps the Trump Administration is hoping history will repeat itself, but so far Venezuelans aren’t going for it. Read more




So far, U.S. government attempts to kickstart a Twitter revolution have failed. Read more


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For the ruling elite in Washington, there’s never a good time to end a war. But really, the United States lost the war in Afghanistan long ago. Read more


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Trump has committed multiple impeachable offenses. Colluding with Putin isn’t one of them. Read more