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Category: Foreign Policy

Trump Faces Obstacles to a Korean Deal, Some Self-Inflicted

by Robert Alvarez | Apr 23, 2018 | Foreign Policy, Politics

The following article, which appears in print in the May issue of the Washington Spectator, has been updated for online publication to reflect recent developments in the negotiations underway with North Korea. If you are hopeful that the pending talks between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un will bring an imminent end to the nearly […]

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New Nuclear Policy Expands Arms Race With Russia, China

by Robert Alvarez | Mar 19, 2018 | Foreign Policy, Politics

President Trump’s recently released Nuclear Posture Review reflects an enduring struggle by the U.S. nuclear weapons establishment to fit into the post–Cold War world. For decades following World War II, the United States and the Soviet Union built grossly oversized nuclear arsenals and never envisioned having to stop. The perverse logic of this nuclear rivalry […]

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Iran and Honduras: A Tale of Two Protests

by Belén Fernández | Mar 16, 2018 | Foreign Policy, Politics

When scattered protests broke out in Iran at the end of December, Donald Trump took enthusiastically to Twitter to interpret the events for the rest of the world: “The people of Iran are finally acting against the brutal and corrupt Iranian regime. The people have little food, big inflation and no human rights. The US […]

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Letters: French Lessons on How to Grow the Middle Class

by | Jan 1, 2018 | Foreign Policy, Legal Affairs

To The Editor: I recently read Steven Pressman’s article “French Lessons on How to Grow the Middle Class” (The Washington Spectator, August 2018) and was surprised to read that the middle class comprises 50% of the population. Frankly I thought that was high and I wondered if Mr. Pressman could define the middle class. Before I […]

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Letter From Vietnam

by Ian Williams | Nov 3, 2017 | Foreign Policy, Politics

I recently excavated a British newspaper picture of me in a phalanx of demonstrators charging the American Embassy in London in 1969 to protest the war in Vietnam. People in Britain were angry about the war even without the goad of possible conscription and deployment, and the protest came very close to breaking the police […]

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