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Category: Foreign Policy

Donald and the Ayatollahs

by Lou Dubose | Mar 14, 2017 | Foreign Policy, Politics

“My number-one priority is to dismantle the disastrous deal with Iran,” presidential candidate Donald Trump told the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee last March. “And let me tell you, this deal is catastrophic for America, for Israel, and for the whole Middle East.” Earlier in the campaign, Trump had been more nuanced about the Obama […]

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More Evidence Suggests Radiation Caused Illness in U.S. War Zones

by Barbara Koeppel | Mar 13, 2017 | Foreign Policy, Politics

Although the United States and its allies call their newest weapons conventional, which means non-nuclear, the truth is more complicated. Scientists I interviewed here in the United States, and in Canada, Europe, and Lebanon describe this latest generation of weapons as radioactive and chemically poisonous. While not nuclear, they leave high levels of radioactive uranium […]

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Accelerated Change

by Gordon Adams | Mar 9, 2017 | Foreign Policy, Politics

Well, Trump has certainly done what he promised he would do, and more, especially on foreign policy. No fake news there. In only the first three weeks of his presidency he set in motion an almost total disruption of U.S. foreign policy as we have known it for the last seven decades. From this apparent […]

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Going Nuclear

by Scott Ritter | Nov 3, 2016 | Foreign Policy

In a defiant speech in late September, North Korea Foreign Minister Ri Young warned the U.N. General Assembly that the Korean Peninsula “has now been turned into the world’s most dangerous hot spot which can even ignite the outbreak of a nuclear war.” This was not speculation, but rather a warning from the former Chief […]

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How Many Civilian Casualties of U.S. Drone Strikes?

by Avi Asher-Schapiro | Oct 17, 2016 | Foreign Policy, Politics

Since 2014, when President Barack Obama announced his intention to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the Islamic State, the United States and its allies have dropped more than 50,000 missiles and bombs on Iraq and Syria in over 15,000 separate strikes. That’s a bomb nearly every 20 minutes for two years. If even one of these bombs […]

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