Joe Biden: Strike Three!

When Joe Biden came to office a year ago, there were a number of easy foreign policy victories he could have quickly claimed. He claimed none of them. Cuba In Cuba, all Biden had to do was keep his promise. While campaigning to be president, Biden said that he would “promptly reverse the failed Trump policies that … Continue reading “Joe Biden: Strike Three!”

Russian Soldiers Need a Map

Either Russian troops aren’t reading the script the West handed out, or the script is wrong. Russian troops seem to be marching in the wrong direction. According to the American script, Russian soldiers are advancing on Ukraine and permanently stationing in Kazakhstan. According to what is actually happening on the world stage, Russian troops are … Continue reading “Russian Soldiers Need a Map”

Antony Blinken and a Gun at Your Head

When Joe Biden selected Antony Blinken to be his Secretary of State, Stephen Zunes, professor of politics at the University of San Francisco, worried that the selection represented, not a correction, but a continuation of past interventionism and incompetence. As evidence, Zunes cites Blinken’s integral and irresponsible role in clearing the way for the disastrous … Continue reading “Antony Blinken and a Gun at Your Head”

Six Things the Media Won’t Tell You About Ukraine

On January 10, American and Russian officials will meet to discuss Putin’s proposal on mutual security guarantees. Western media and political analysts have cast Putin’s demands that NATO not expand further east to Ukraine and that NATO not establish military bases in former Soviet states nor use them to carry out military activity as bold … Continue reading “Six Things the Media Won’t Tell You About Ukraine”

A Brief History of Broken Promises

On October 18, 2015, the JCPOA nuclear agreement with Iran was formally adopted; on May 8, 2018, the US unilaterally and illegally pulled out of the agreement. That broken promise set up a diplomatic problem for the US. In the future, other countries may be reluctant to sign agreements with the US because they will … Continue reading “A Brief History of Broken Promises”

NATO, Russia and the Other Broken Promise

Pressured by ever encroaching NATO expansion toward its borders and increased lethal arms sales to, and flirtations with, Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin sent the US a proposal on mutual security guarantees and an urgent request for immediate negotiations. The security proposal has many clauses, but two of the leading proposals are that: “The United States … Continue reading “NATO, Russia and the Other Broken Promise”

The Growing Russia-China Relationship

Under the pressure of US sanctions, threats, aggression and an imposed Second Cold War, the Russia-China relationship is growing closer and closer. Personal Relationship On December 15, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin met for a virtual summit. XI welcomed his "old friend," and Putin greeted his "dear friend." Their greetings to … Continue reading “The Growing Russia-China Relationship”

Honduras, Venezuela, and Reversing American Coups

In 2002, Venezuela’s democratically elected president, Hugo Chávez, was removed in a US sanctioned and supported coup; the people of Venezuela put him and his party back in power. In 2009, Honduras’ democratically elected President, Manuel Zelaya, was removed in a US aided and supported coup; the people of Honduras put his party back in … Continue reading “Honduras, Venezuela, and Reversing American Coups”

Trump-Biden and the Foreign Policy Establishment’s Nightmare

US foreign policy for Europe and Asia since the Second World War can be captured in one sentence: Keep Europe from Russia and Russia from China. Trump and the Republicans damaged the first part; Biden, Clinton, and the Democrats damaged the second. In so doing, the two parties have inadvertently collaborated in accomplishing the very … Continue reading “Trump-Biden and the Foreign Policy Establishment’s Nightmare”