By Ariel Gold and Medea Benjamin, March 13, 2020. (Foreign Policy in Focus) – U.S. sanctions have gutted Iran’s economy and health system. In a pandemic, that’s a global public health threat. The COVID-19, or coronavirus, pandemic is far from the first proof of how intertwined we are as a global community. The climate crisis […]
Here are a few illuminating and emotionally resonant pieces by real Iranians on life under sanctions, the brutality of war, and the recent crisis.
By Kelsey Hawkins-Johnson | – (Foreign Policy in Focus) – In the climate talks to come, we need more youth, indigenous, and civil society groups — and fewer oil companies. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned in October 2018 that we have 12 years to keep global temperatures increases at 1.5 degrees Celsius or […]
Foreign policy should prioritize the needs of ordinary civilians and civil society — and wars of choice should always be off the table.
By Edward Hunt | – (Foreign Policy in Focus) – The Iranian military is focused on deterring external threats not launching an attack on its adversaries. As the Trump administration continues to incite fears about Iran, portraying the country as an aggressor that is destabilizing the Middle East, a new report by the Defense Intelligence […]
By Hannah Gurman and Kaeten Mistry | – ( Foreign Policy in Focus) – This moment should spark a conversation about the place of national security whistleblowing in a democratic society. “We must determine the whistleblower’s identity,” tweeted Donald Trump, who has become obsessed with finding and punishing the individual(s) that blew the whistle on […]
Lawrence Wilkerson is the former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell. He is current the Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy in the Government Department of the College of William and Mary. In this interview, Lawrence Wilkerson discusses the Trump administration’s approach to military security. Foreign Policy in Focus ) […]
By Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, | – ( Foreign Policy in Focus) – The world’s Jewish and Muslim communities are both in the firing line of far-right groups forged in the historic bowels of Nazism. By Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, August 26, 2019. Print Neo-Nazis and Neo-Confederates rally in Charlottesville, VA (Shutterstock) The global rise of white […]
By taking over Kashmir at gunpoint, India has set itself up to reap the whirlwind