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
By Rachel Hodes | – (Foreign Policy in Focus) – An increasingly global campaign to tar the BDS movement as “anti-Semitic” comes as Israel’s staunchest global defenders are increasingly anti-Semites themselves. Israeli politics have moved into uncharted territory over the past several months, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu found himself unable to form a coalition […]
The affinity between Trump and Netanyahu is more than personal. It’s rooted in a shared fantasy of a perfectly homogeneous society.
By John Lindsay-Poland | – ( Foreign Policy in Focus) – When gun exporters and importers gather at a trade conference at the Trump Hotel in Washington later this month, they will confront mixed trends in their industry. Gun manufacturing in the United States fell sharply in the first year of the Trump presidency, by […]
When foreign policy as we know it isn’t working, creative citizen diplomacy can step in to humanize the real people who would be most impacted by war.