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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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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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Fahd Sadi

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

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Reese Erlich

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

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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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Kremlin.ru

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

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Felton Davis

75 percent of Americans oppose the Yemen War and 57 percent oppose all arms sales to Saudi Arabia. Read more

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Reese Ehrlich

In Gaza this week, Israeli and Palestinian groups clashed and ultimately agreed to a ceasefire. Read more

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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. Read 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. Read more

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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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read more

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Debra Sweet

Should psychologists be allowed to counsel detainees at Guantanamo and other sites where torture has taken place? Read 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. Read 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. Read more

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Mark Fahey

Democratic and Republican hawks in Washington are already trying to make sure there’s no meaningful peace accord. And history is on their side. After all, that’s what happened with every previous peace effort. Read more

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Reese Erlich

Why would young people risk their lives to protest the occupation? Let's take a look at some of the underlying political issues. Read more

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Reese Erlich

Trump’s actions have rallied Iranians around their government. Read more

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