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.
By Harry Blain | – ( Foreign Policy in Focus) – When human beings are framed as a national security threat, barbed wire is the next logical step. But unlike during the Japanese internment, today there’s high-level political resistance. By Harry Blain, July 1, 2019. Print A Japanese-American internment camp in Colorado (Shutterstock) In our […]
By Laura Carlsen | – (FPIF) – There’s nothing “uncontrollable” about people applying for asylum. All the U.S. has to do is meet its obligations under international law. Donald Trump has once again torpedoed the U.S. relationship with Mexico — its third-largest trade partner, closest neighbor and, actually, an ally — by announcing his decision […]
By Maha Hilal | – ( Foreign Policy in Focus) – Whether authorities classify an act as “terrorist” depends almost entirely on who carries it out, not what they did. Terrorist attacks by white supremacists have been on the rise. But federal law enforcement agencies aren’t simply failing to respond. In many cases, they’re failing […]