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Tag: Foreign Policy

The end of Joe Biden as a serious candidate for president

The second round of the Great Debate tonight -- and it's a flawed concept -- started with a kind of bogus question about socialism. John Hickenlooper, the former governor...

Eight ‘Big Ideas’ at MoveOn Forum

On Saturday afternoon, eight Democratic presidential hopefuls appeared for MoveOn’s “Big Ideas Forum” in San Francisco. Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Cory Booker, Congressman Beto O’Rourke, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Secretary Julián Castro,...

Bernie and Biden: A foreign policy analysis

Supporters of former Vice President Joe Biden praise him as a man with extensive foreign policy experience. He’s living proof, however, that extensive doesn’t necessarily mean good. Biden reflects the...

Will Julian Assange get a fair trial in the US?

British police dragged Wikileaks founder Julian Assange out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on April 11, witnessed by a scrum of international media. Authorities in the United Kingdom and...

Venezuela: Democratic uprising or US coup?

  Tens of thousands of angry people march in the streets to protest lack of democracy. Women bang on pots to raise alarm over the economic crisis brought on by...

Trump: The sudden anti-war champion?

Last week President Donald Trump surprised the world, and much of his own staff, by announcing plans to pull more than 2,000 US troops out of Syria. Then he...

Sex, Russia, and impeachment

NEW YORK --America's largest city is abuzz over the latest revelations about Donald Trump's crimes. I'm here on A book tour discussing Iran, but audiences want to know if...

Senate tumult reflects popular discontent with Yemen War

FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT I'm on a low-budget book tour, sleeping in spare bedrooms and munching granola in the kitchens of progressives all along the East Coast. Many had felt beaten down...

Murder of Saudi journalist builds opposition to Yemen war

The murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has backfired on the Saudi royal family by focusing new attention on its vicious war on Yemen. The last few weeks have...

Assassination of Philippine leader 35 years ago holds lessons for today

FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT Filipinos remember a disaster that hit their country 35 years ago. This year marks the 35th anniversary of the assassination of Philippine leader Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr. The...