What A Truly Humanitarian Response In Afghanistan Would Look Like

By Eli S. McCarthy, Waging Nonviolence. -

As we reflect on what has transpired in Afghanistan with the Taliban returning to power, we have a vital opportunity for a more authentic, coherent humanitarian response. Toward this end, we must [...]

The Peace Movement Must Press For Diplomacy, Not More War, In Afghanistan

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

Col. Ann Wright was in Afghanistan to open the US Embassy in 2001. She recounts how the recommendation then was to get the US military out as quickly as possible. Instead, the Pentagon spent 20 [...]

Keep The US Embassy In Kabul Open

By Ann Wright, Popular Resistance. -

I was on the small U.S. Department of State team that reopened the U.S. Embassy in Kabul in December 2001 and strongly feel that if the U.S. really cares for the people of Afghanistan, it should [...]

Make Normalizing Relations With Cuba A Priority

By Medea Benjamin, Foreign Policy In Focus. -

Silvia from Miami, Eduardo from Hialeah, Abel from Lakeland. The names pour in on the donations page for “Syringes to Cuba” as Carlos Lazo promotes the campaign on his popular Facebook [...]

How To Make A Gulf Monarchy All-American

By Ben Freeman, Brian Steiner and Leila Riazi, Tom Dispatch. -

Princess Reema bint Bandar Al-Saud, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the U.S., was on the hot seat. In early March 2020, as the Covid-19 pandemic swept the world, oil prices collapsed and a price war [...]

North Korea Speaks Out On US Foreign Policy, Demands Respect

By Paektu Solidarity Alliance, Defend Korea. -

Choe Son Hui, First Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, gave a statement to media on the 17th. The statement said: The United States has tried to [...]

Vaccine Diplomacy Is Paying Off For China

By Yanzhong Huang, Foreign Affairs. -

Vaccines have had a place in diplomacy since the Cold War era. The country that can manufacture and distribute lifesaving injections to others less fortunate sees a return on its investment in [...]

Foreign Policy Of This Country Has To Reject US Exceptionalism

By Janine Jackson, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. -

Describing the Democratic presidential candidates after a debate back in January, our next guest noted that they had “talked some about what it means to be the commander-in-chief,” but not [...]

US Orders China To Shut Down Its Houston Consulate In 72 Hours

By Sputnik News. -

The United States has asked China to close its Passport and Visa Office at the China Consulate General in Houston, Texas, according to the Global Times editor-in-chief, as cited by [...]

Can We Democratize Foreign Policy?

By Daniel Bessner, Dissentmagazine.org -

Since 1946, when the Army Air Forces decided to give $10 million to the Douglas Aircraft Company to found what would become the RAND Corporation, national security think tanks have exerted a [...]

Farewell To The World Social Forum?

By Roberto Savio, Greattransition.org -

The first World Social Forum in 2001 ushered in the new century with a bold affirmation: “Another world is possible.” That gathering in Porto Alegre, Brazil, stood as an alternative and a [...]

US Policy: Global Climate Crisis Not Our Problem. Really?

By William Boardman, Reader Supported News -

By withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement, the US is effectively saying the global climate crisis is not our problem. This is American exceptionalism run amok. The US acts as if it can [...]

Activists Slam Slow DC Pace On Ending Korean War

By Andrew Salmon, Asiatimes.com -

With anti-American voices starting to rise, students, feminists and academics worry that US seeks Cold War status quo in Korea. At a time when Pyongyang-Washington denuclearization talks have hit [...]

What Is ‘The UN We Need’ And Who Gets To Choose?

By Staff, Un2020.org -

Why are civil society organisations excited about strengthening the UN when momentum seems distinctly in the opposite direction? When divisions are rife and the international system is in damage [...]

The Untold Story Of The Trump-Ukraine ‘Scandal’: The Routine Corruption Of US Foreign Policy

By Joe Lauria, Consortiumnews.com -

The most crucial aspects of the Trump-Ukraine “scandal,” which has led to impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump, are not being told, even by Republicans. Trump was very likely motivated by [...]

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