Friday, September 24, 2021

Tag: foreign policy

Afghan crisis must end America’s empire of war, corruption and poverty

The United States can either stumble on in its fruitless attempt to control the world through militarism and coercion, or it can use this opportunity to rethink its place in the world.

The politics of American protest, with a North Korean twist

The right wing has attacked Gwen Berry for her Olympic trial protest. A North Korean defector has joined that chorus.

Liberal media propaganda tells the world: America is first

. . . toward America First-ism in foreign policy.

Building the world back better?

Instead of consigning China to the doghouse, why not create one big Green reconstruction team?

The pitfalls of US-South Korean economic cooperation

Seoul and Washington should be working together to bring China on board for the kind of economic transformation that the planet so desperately needs.

Biden’s appeasement of hawks and neocons is crippling his diplomacy

We hope he and his advisers are not too blinded by anachronistic imperial thinking or too intimidated by the neocons to make a fresh start and engage with the world as it actually exists in 2021.

Ten problems with Biden’s foreign policy – and one solution

Biden should jettison the worst of Obama’s and Trump’s policies, and instead pick the best of them.

Biden should stop payment on US funds to Sisi’s Egypt

They should put a “stop payment” on the U.S. taxpayer-funded check that has enabled Sisi to operate with impunity.

‘US leadership’—and other euphemisms for war

If the pundits get their way, Biden could secure “U.S. global leadership” by flattening large parts of the planet.

U.S. progressives and a Biden foreign policy

With more progressives than ever in the country’s federal government, there may be an opportunity for the United States to really re-evaluate its foreign policy and place in the world.

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“We are unstoppable!” Some of the lessons from Occupy Wallstreet, 10 years later

“One of the main contributions of Occupy was ‘the 99 percent.’”

What to do with America’s nonconformist anti-vaxxers?

Final thought and a warning for nonconformists: understand that the greatest threat to your freedoms will not come from government mandates, but when the deadly virus comes after you.

China – Cultural revolution 2.0 and great leap backward?

Young people in China and America face similar problems. Both countries need a profound revolution but it must be real and ground up, not a populist sham from those in power.

How an ancient irrigation method makes sustainable life possible in the U.S. Southwest

Time-proven acequia irrigation systems already in use in New Mexico make it possible for people to thrive in arid regions.

The never ending cycle of nuclear insanity

Please repeat after me: No excuses. No compromise. No fear.