Tag Archives: Foreign Affairs

Nuclear Disarmament in Trump World

Elimination of nuclear weapons remains a priority for many of us who followed disarmament progress through the years. Our work hasn’t ended. What should be our priorities in Trump World? To a large extent, society answered that question in the … Continue reading

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Why Don’t Iowa Farmers Export More to Europe?

During a brief appearance at Northeast Iowa Community College in Peosta on July 26, President Trump claimed a trade breakthrough with European allies. “We just opened up Europe for you,” he said. Not so fast! On Saturday, European Union Commission … Continue reading

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Helsinki and New START

I don’t know one person, acquaintance or public figure who thought the July 16 meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in Helsinki went well. The only people who found a ray of hope in the awkward encounter are those … Continue reading

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Why Stop Denuclearization at North Korea?

Responding to citizens everywhere who yearn for peace, political leaders in South Korea, North Korea, China and the United States staged a flurry of diplomatic activity this year to avert a Korean crisis. We are not yet out of the … Continue reading

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Heads in the Sand by Matthew Yglesias

Heads in the Sand: How the Republicans Screw Up Foreign Policy and Foreign Policy Screws Up the Democrats by Matthew Yglesias My rating: 4 of 5 stars Yglesias’ book was a timely read in the context of the Trump administration’s … Continue reading

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Preserve the Iran Deal

The 45th president doesn’t like the Iran Deal. He campaigned against it. He begrudgingly certified Iran’s compliance with it after his inauguration. As additional 90-day certification periods passed, he didn’t. Neither did he move to end it. With the installation … Continue reading

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Letter to Elected Officials on the Iran Deal

The following message was sent to Senators Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley, and to Congressman Dave Loebsack: I urge you to protect and support the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 nations. Please refrain from any actions that … Continue reading

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