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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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Once again, people in the Middle East want democratic reforms and an end to corruption and foreign domination. Read more

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Brexit presents a serious conundrum for left and progressive forces. Liberals and social democrats suddenly find themselves in bed with Britain’s largest capitalist corporations. Read more

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They say politics makes strange bedfellows. So does war. Read more

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So far, the scheme isn’t working so well. Read more

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The United States has become a high-tech Bluebeard. Read more

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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

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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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Iris Ton

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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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

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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

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

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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

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“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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Yaroslov Burdovich

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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Umar Jamshaid

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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