Lessons From 50 Years Covering Foreign Policy

By Conn Hallinan, FPIF. -

For over 50 years I have been writing about foreign policy — mostly America’s, but those of other nations as well. I think I have a pretty good grasp of places like Turkey, China, India, Russia, [...]

Iran, China To Cooperate On Regional Stabilization

By Morgan Artyukhina, Sputnik News. -

A flurry of communication across Eurasia has followed the quick collapse of the US-backed Afghan government over the last two weeks as regional powers struggle to figure out their orientation to [...]

What Will It Take To Transform Canada’s Foreign Policy For The Better?

By Bianca Mugyenyi,, Canadian Dimension. -

This Thursday will mark one year since Canada was defeated in its bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council. The Trudeau government’s loss marked a rejection of its pro-Washington, [...]

Countering The ‘China Threat’ – At What Price?

By Koohan Paik-Mander, Foreign Policy In Focus. -

In early June 2021, in a classified directive to Pentagon officials, U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin slammed the former Trump administration for talking big but never taking action to [...]

Trust Lacking At Blah Summit

By Ray McGovern, AntiWar.Com. -

Aside from establishing face-to-face contact between the the two presidents, the Biden-Putin summit today met only the most modest expectations of those hoping for improved ties between the U.S. [...]

The Aimless Empire

By Patrick Lawrence, Consortium News. -

Bitter and frightening realities face us four months into Joe Biden’s presidency. On the domestic side it is a Potemkin village, behind the façades of which lies a slum of unfulfilled promises [...]

Canada Should Release Meng Wanzhou

By John Price and Margaret McGregor, Canadian Dimension. -

The current hearings on the extradition of Meng Wanzhou are a tangled web of legal arguments that obscure a simple truth: the Canadian government is enabling a witch hunt on the part of a [...]

How Biden Flubbed Town Hall Foreign Policy Question

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, Popular Resistance. -

Toward the end of Joe Biden’s October 15 town hall session, a Trump supporter asked Biden the only foreign policy question of the night. “So peace is breaking out all over the world,” the [...]

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 [...]

The Policy Of Maximum Pressure Against Iran Has Failed

By Reese Erlich, Foreign Correspondent. -

Depending on what policy the United States adopts after the elections, Sahimi expects “the response to come at a later time and in a manner and at locations where neither Israel nor the US would [...]

Time To Rethink The US-ROK Alliance

By John Feffer,  Foreign Policy In Focus. -

Perhaps it’s time for South Korea, then, to assert more independence and become a master of its own fate. Above all, that will require a reconsideration of the military alliance with the United [...]

Creating The Enemies They Need: Militarism’s Strange Bedfellows

By Danny Sjursen, Responsible Statecraft. -

Listen to America’s imperial proconsuls long enough and they often let slip something approaching truth — perhaps exceptionalist confession is more accurate. Take Admiral Craig S. Faller, [...]

US Foreign Policy Is Becoming Unhinged

By Moon of Alabama, Information Clearinghouse. -

The Trump administration is reacting to the pandemic stress by lashing out at perceived internal and external enemies. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is leading the external onslaught. UN [...]

The Decline Of International Law

By Richard Falk. -

There is widespread agreement that international law is experiencing a sharp decline in relevance when it comes to foreign policy, especially in the eye of the public. At first glance, this seems [...]