Category Archives: Foreign Affairs and U.S.ForeignPolicy

Opinion | What Happens When Our Leaders Lack Moral Courage – By Wesley K. Clark – The New York Times

Power is acting for good — and knowing when you should. By Wesley K. Clark Mr. Clark is a former NATO supreme allied commander. May 23, 2019 45 The White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.CreditMaddie McGarvey for The New York … Continue reading

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Trump Administration Could Blacklist China’s Hikvision, a Surveillance Firm – The New York Times

By Ana Swanson and Edward Wong May 21, 2019 208 阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 “WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is considering limits to a Chinese video surveillance giant’s ability to buy American technology, people familiar with the matter said, the latest attempt to counter Beijing’s global … Continue reading

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Trump’s Love for Tariffs Began in Japan’s ’80s Boom – By Jim Tankersley and Mark Landler – The New York Times

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By Jim Tankersley and Mark Landler May 15, 2019, 9 “WASHINGTON — Donald J. Trump lost an auction in 1988 for a 58-key piano used in the classic film “Casablanca” to a Japanese…

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Opinion | How to Stop the March to War With Iran – By Wendy R. Sherman- The New York Times

By Wendy R. Sherman Ms. Sherman is the former under secretary of state for political affairs. May 15, 2019 The USS Abraham Lincoln, an aircraft carrier, has been deployed to the Persian Gulf in response to unspecified threats from Iran.CreditU.S. Navy, … Continue reading

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Opinion | How Trump Helps MS-13 – by Bret Stephens – The New York Times

“. . . There are better options. Bill Clinton and then George W. Bush invested some $10 billion in counterinsurgency and counternarcotics efforts to rescue Colombia from the grip of jungle guerrillas and drug lords. The plan was expensive, took … Continue reading

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Opinion | Macron Puts Germany on Trial – By Sylvie Kauffmann – The New York Times

By Sylvie Kauffmann Ms. Kauffmann is the editorial director of Le Monde. May 7, 2019 Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and President Emmanuel Macron of France last month in Berlin, where he criticized German policies in unusually blunt terms.CreditAbdulhamid Hosbas/Anadolu Agency, … Continue reading

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Opinion | Has Our Luck Run Out? – By Thomas L. Friedman – The New York Times

By Thomas L. Friedman Opinion Columnist April 30, 2019 578 President Trump approaches global problems through “transactional muscular unilateralism,’’ according to the author William J. Burns. CreditSarah Silbiger/The New York Times “The year 2019 will be remembered for a lot of things, … Continue reading

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Opinion | If Politicians Can’t Face Climate Change, Extinction Rebellion Will – The New York Times

A new movement is demanding solutions. They may just be in time to save the planet. By David Graeber Mr. Graeber is an anthropologist and activist. May 1, 2019  Extinction Rebellion members during climate protests in London last week.CreditFrank Augstein/Associated Press … Continue reading

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Opinion | The U.S. Military: Like the French at Agincourt? – By Bret Stephens – The New York Times

By Bret Stephens Opinion Columnist April 25, 2019 575 United States Navy carrier strike groups on Wednesday in the Mediterranean Sea.CreditU.S. Navy/U.S. Navy, via Getty Images “Early on a Sunday morning in 1932, a fleet of some 150 fighters, dive-bombers and … Continue reading

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In Push for 2020 Election Security- Top Official Was Warned: Don’t Tell Trump – The New York Times

    By Eric Schmitt, David E. Sanger and Maggie Haberman April 24, 2019 290 “WASHINGTON — In the months before Kirstjen Nielsen was forced to resign, she tried to focus the White House on one of her highest priorities as homeland security secretary: … Continue reading

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