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    Here Are All the Reasons Striking Syria Was a Bad Idea
    Apr17

    Here Are All the Reasons Striking Syria Was a Bad Idea

    Ted Galen Carpenter The air and missile strikes that the United States and its British and French allies launched against Syrian government targets are reprehensible for so many reasons. First, Washington’s action is a flagrant violation of the U.S. Constitution. Except in cases of responding to an attack on the United States, that document...

    Goodbye Trumpian Promises; Hello Beltway Swamp
    Mar30

    Goodbye Trumpian Promises; Hello Beltway Swamp

    Ted Galen Carpenter President Trump’s appointment of John Bolton as national security advisor is his final betrayal of anything resembling a realist foreign policy. During the 2016 presidential run, Trump’s statements were a curious, contradictory mixture of realism and extreme nationalistic belligerence. In the former category were...

    The Real Problem with Gina Haspel’s Cia Nomination
    Mar26

    The Real Problem with Gina Haspel’s Cia Nomination

    Ted Galen Carpenter An especially insidious snare for a liberal democracy in the conduct of its foreign policy is the temptation to adopt the strategies and tactics of one’s adversaries. President Donald Trump’s appointment of Gina Haspel as the new director of the Central Intelligence Agency highlights that problem. A longtime CIA...

    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...

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