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    Syrian Kurds: the Other Woman in America’s Relationship with Turkey
    Jan31

    Syrian Kurds: the Other Woman in America’s Relationship with Turkey

    Ted Galen Carpenter Tensions have existed for years between Washington and Ankara over the Kurdish population in both Iraq and Syria. U.S. officials regard the Kurds as able fighters and democratic secular allies in the struggle against Islamic extremism. Turkish leaders view them and their agenda for an independent Kurdish homeland as a menace...

    The Cheap Assault on the Immigration Visa Lottery
    Jan31

    The Cheap Assault on the Immigration Visa Lottery

    Alex Nowrasteh Congress is in the thick of another intense debate on immigration reform, which comes to a head on Feb. 8, the deadline by which lawmakers must pass a spending bill or the government shuts down again. At center stage is what what happens to Dreamers, illegal immigrants brought here as children, but Republicans have also thrown into...

    The Duplicitous Superpower
    Nov30

    The Duplicitous Superpower

    Ted Galen Carpenter For any country, the foundation of successful diplomacy is a reputation for credibility and reliability. Governments are wary of concluding agreements with a negotiating partner that violates existing commitments and has a record of duplicity. Recent U.S. administrations have ignored that principle, and their actions have...

    Here Is How America Can Bring Peace to Ukraine
    Nov15

    Here Is How America Can Bring Peace to Ukraine

    Doug Bandow The Trump administration reportedly plans to propose a peacekeeping force for Ukraine. The initiative would have a greater chance of success if Washington offered a package that made Ukraine a neutral country, backed by a promise not to further expand NATO. Washington policymakers just can’t seem to imagine life without an...

    Abandoning the Iran Deal Is Just One Example of Irrational U.S. Diplomacy
    Oct12

    Abandoning the Iran Deal Is Just One Example of Irrational U.S. Diplomacy

    Ted Galen Carpenter All signs indicate that President Trump will rescind Washington’s adherence to the nuclear agreement reached between the leading international powers and Iran in 2015. That agreement, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), placed significant restrictions on Tehran’s nuclear program—at the very least...

    Washington Should Step Back in Korea: Is Donald Trump or Kim Jong-Un More Dangerous?
    Aug14

    Washington Should Step Back in Korea: Is Donald Trump or Kim Jong-Un More Dangerous?

    Doug Bandow President Donald Trump has put all of Asia and much of the world on edge. All week he’s gone mano-a-mano with Kim Jong-un, blustering like the frightened head of an international micro-state instead of the representative of the world’s most important and powerful nation. Who imagined that people around the globe would be...

    America’s Ukraine Hypocrisy
    Aug08

    America’s Ukraine Hypocrisy

    Ted Galen Carpenter There is an abundance of outrage in the United States about Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Multiple investigations are taking place, and Moscow’s conduct was a major justification for the sanctions legislation that Congress just passed. Some furious political figures and members of the...

    Vice President Pence Would Fight Russia over Montenegro, Georgia, Kosovo: Where Is President Trump?
    Aug07

    Vice President Pence Would Fight Russia over Montenegro, Georgia, Kosovo: Where Is President Trump?

    Doug Bandow President Donald Trump promised a different kind of administration. But many of those around him remain dedicated to the status quo. Even after President Trump spoke for the forgotten Americans who were tired of subsidizing European states which refused to spend more on defense, Vice President Mike Pence traveled to Eastern Europe...

    Interfering in Democratic Elections: Russia against the U.S., but U.S. Against the World
    Aug02

    Interfering in Democratic Elections: Russia against the U.S., but U.S. Against the World

    Doug Bandow The Cold War finally and dramatically ended almost 30 years ago when the Berlin Wall fell, soon followed by the disintegration of the Soviet Union. But despite the election of Donald Trump, the U.S. and Russia have descended into what increasingly looks like a Little Cold War with Moscow’s decision to expel 755 U.S. diplomats....

    Washington’s Addictive Foreign-Policy Drug
    Aug01

    Washington’s Addictive Foreign-Policy Drug

    Ted Galen Carpenter Congress has overwhelmingly passed legislation imposing new economic sanctions on North Korea, Russia and Iran. There was some speculation that President Trump might veto the measure, both because of concerns that it would prevent an improvement in America’s troubled relations with Moscow and because of stringent...

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