15 Cases: Constructive vs Destructive U.S. Foreign Policies

By Johan Galtung, Transcend.org -

The right column is sadly familiar; add more recent cases. The left column also carries an element of sadness but nothing really radical; more like common sense that could easily be translated [...]

North and South Korea Discuss Olympic Cooperation

By Staff, Zoominkorea.org   -

On January 9, high-level officials from North and South Korea met to discuss the North’s participation in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea in February. The inter-Korean [...]

Putin Challenger Almost Entirely A Creature Of The US State Department

By Andre Damon, wsws.org -

Over the past year, the Democratic Party and leading American media outlets have been monomaniacally focused on unsubstantiated allegations that the 2016 US elections were undermined by Russian [...]

Washington’s Pre-War Demonization Formula Is Targeting Iran, Again

By Darius Shahtahmasebi, Mintpressnews.com -

WASHINGTON (Analysis) — The United States has had Iran in its crosshairs for decades and current media coverage indicates that US-Iranian relations are only getting worse. In 1953, the CIA [...]

Honduran Authorities Detain U.S. Human Rights Observer 11 Hours

By Staff, ggjalliance.org -

By Staff of Grassroots Global Justice Alliance - WASHINGTON - With just hours to go before the Honduran elections, an international human rights observer from the United States was detained for [...]

How U.S. Aristocracy Made A Foreign-Policy Chump Out Of Trump

By Eric Zuesse, thesaker.is -

By Eric Zuesse for The Saker Blog - In order to understand Donald Trump’s foreign policies, a person must be totally open-minded to at least the possibility that the U.S. is the world’s most [...]

ACT OUT! [136] – Cuba: What You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know

By Eleanor Goldfield, occupy.com -

By Eleanor Goldfield for Occupy - This week on Act Out!, Cuba – the good, the bad, the ugly and the beautiful. From my experiences there two weeks ago, to new updates on U.S.-Cuba relations, I'll [...]

Students Will Sail For Cuba, Despite U.S. Travel Warnings

By Staff, www.progresoweekly.us -

By Staff of Progresso Weekly - Despite U.S. warnings against travel to Cuba, a 130-foot American school schooner operated by Ocean Passages of Portland, ME, will sail this week from Washington, [...]

Japan’s Election Worsening Prospects For Peace With N. Korea, China

By Nicole L Freiner, www.theconversation.com -

By Nicole L Freiner for The Conversation - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gambled by calling a snap election – and he has won big. Voters handed Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party a sweeping [...]

N. Korea Foreign Minister On What’s Needed For Negotiations With US

By Adam Garrie, www.mintpressnews.com -

By Adam Garrie for Mint Press News - North Korea’s Foreign Minister, Ri Yong-ho, has spoken exclusively to TASS on the occasion of the 69th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic [...]

Declaration Of The Ministry Of Foreign Affairs Of Cuba

By Staff, www.minrex.gob.cu -

By Staff of Cuba Minrex - On September 29, 2017, the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced the decision to significantly downscale the diplomatic staff of the US embassy in Havana and [...]

Trump Adds Venezuela And North Korea To Travel Ban

By Staff, www.telesurtv.net -

By Staff of Tele Sur - The addition of North Korea and Venezuela broadens the restrictions from the original, mostly Muslim-majority list. U.S. President Donald Trump has announced that Venezuela [...]

Need For Diplomacy More Clear Than Ever After North Korea Claims H-Bomb Test

By Andrea Germanos, www.commondreams.org -

By Andrea Germanos for Common Dreams - Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, meanwhile, said that he was drafting new sanctions to place on North Korea in response to the test. "It's clear this [...]

Can US And North Korea Move From Threats To Negotiations?

By Gareth Porter, www.truth-out.org -

By Gareth Porter for Truthout - For months, the Trump administration and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have each made a series of moves that have appeared to take them ever closer to the brink [...]

Iran Threatens To Send Warships To Atlantic And Ramp Up Nuclear Activities If US Continues Sanctions

By Aaron Kesel, www.activistpost.com -

By Aaron Kesel for Activist Post - Amid Americans’ concerns that North Korea threatened to launch a missile at Guam, Iran is planning on building up a flotilla of warships in the Atlantic Ocean, [...]

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