A short review of some of the lesser known absurdities of 2020.
Trump Never Did End The ‘Forever Wars.’ Will Biden?
Little in Biden’s history or appointments suggests he’s inclined to end America’s permanent war posture. But empires are not sustained by inclination alone.
For Biden, ‘Building Back Better’ Should Be a Global Challenge
In a global pandemic, it is not enough to build a robust response to COVID-19 in the United States alone.
America’s Lame Duck Period is Palestine’s Nightmare
Before Obama took office, Israel viciously assaulted the Gaza Strip. As Trump gets the boot, could another gambit be in the works?
Biden Won’t Reset U.S. Foreign Policy On His Own
The foreign policy team Biden appoints matters less than the world they inherit, policies they pursue, and the pressure they get from progressives.
Will the World Community Condemn the Murder of Iran’s Nuclear Scientist?
The only way to stop this crisis from spiraling out of control is for the world community — and Joe Biden — to condemn the act.
Ten Foreign Policy Fiascos Biden Can Start Fixing on Day One
Biden can immediately reverse some of Trump’s most disastrous decisions. And each one can set the stage for broader progressive foreign policy initiatives.
I was Invited to Join the G20 Think Tank Summit. Here’s Why I Declined.
My participation in a session on climate and energy policy hosted by the Saudi government would have “greenwashed” the summit.
With the Election Over, Congress Must Remember the Rest of the World
Even a lame-duck Congress must remember their actions have global consequences too.
If Biden’s Serious About Bringing Back Diplomacy, He Should Make These Appointments
No one expects Biden to tap dedicated anti-imperialists for his foreign policy team, but several Obama-era diplomats would be a welcome alternative to “the blob.”