Tag Archives: Foreign Affairs

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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Hand on the Button

What do U.S. nuclear abolitionists do when the administration has no plans other than vaguely stated goals of “modernizing the nuclear complex” and spending money on a missile defense system that has never been proven to work? Focus on a … Continue reading

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Iran Deal Ad Nauseam

I can’t believe we have to cover this Iran sh*t again. Point 1: The 45th president doesn’t like the Iran Deal. While he twice certified Iran’s compliance with the July 14, 2015 agreement between Iran, the P5+1 (the five permanent … Continue reading

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Civilians Should Control Our Military

Civilian control of the military is an American value our president doesn’t appear to share. A report last Friday from the American-led military coalition in Iraq indicated scores of non-combatant civilians huddled in basements for protection had been killed in … Continue reading

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