Sanctions: A Substitute for Serious Foreign Policy

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by Robert E. Hunter In recent times, the United States has increasingly resorted to economic and other sanctions to try getting countries, with governments often referred to as “rogue regimes,” to change their behavior. Today, Iran, Russia, and North Korea… Continue Reading  

No Diplomacy for South Korea

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by John Feffer The United States has not yet appointed an ambassador to South Korea. This shouldn’t necessarily be interpreted as an insult. A number of other important places still lack U.S. ambassadors: the European Union, Germany, Turkey. The Trump… Continue Reading  

Except for Syria, Middle East Disappeared from Network News in 2017

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by Jim Lobe Except for the ongoing war in Syria, coverage of the Middle East by the evening news programs of the three big U.S. networks virtually disappeared in 2017, according to the latest annual compilation by the authoritative Tyndall… Continue Reading  

Korean Peninsula: From Fire and Fury to Freeze-for-Freeze

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by the International Crisis Group The risk of catastrophic war on the Korean peninsula is higher than at any time in recent history. The “maximum pressure” strategy the U.S. has pursued in response to North Korea’s weapons tests could badly… Continue Reading  

Korean Peninsula: In the Line of Fire and Fury

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by the International Crisis Group The threat of nightmarish war on the Korean peninsula is higher than at any time in recent history. As the pace of North Korea’s nuclear and missile testing increased throughout 2017, so too did the… Continue Reading