August in its imperial definition faces another day of reckoning – August 15th, 2021. The president of Afghanistan flees and the Taliban enter Kabul. Negotiations over a reported “unconditional surrender” proceed. U.S. helicopters swoop in to evacuate …
Category: US Foreign Policy
July 16, 2018 | Jeff Mason, a reporter for Reuters, asked about Trump’s tweet this morning that US “foolishness and stupidity” damaged the relationship between the US and Russia. “I hold both countries responsible… I think the United States has been foolish. I think we’ve all been foolish… I think we’re all to blame.” […]
As a military band plays Gershwin in the Rose Garden at the White House, the US president walks off stage after announcing he has decided to abandon the international climate agreement. A legacy is established, a message sent to the world, the US under the current president explicitly does not believe in a “global community”
NBC’s nationally broadcast ‘Event TV’ was headlines as a “Commander-in-Chief Forum”. The nation watched (15 million or so) and the collective judgment the day of the event was — a disaster. The consensus was the forum failed on all fronts. What was the worst moment?
Over a decade ago now, two Atlantic nations joined up and went to war… It didn’t end well. In fact it still hasn’t ended. The ‘war of choice’ goes on, the fallout spreads. Experts said the war was necessary (it wasn’t), it would be over fast (it wasn’t), it would pay for itself (it didn’t) […]
Perhaps the best evidence of a shift from fossil to renewable energy can be seen, or sensed, by following the money. Remembering the classic film line — “follow the money” — as a shadowy Watergate figure delivers a warning and a tip that takes down a president
With perspective, given the history of Jeffrey Goldberg, the US President grants exceptional access with lengthy interviews and the result is the April issue of Atlantic, headlined “The Obama Doctrine“. It’s worth reading — and reflecting on how the President sees ‘existential threats’