Blog Profile / Foreign Policy

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Archived Since:May 12, 2010

Blog Post Archive

May 20, 1937: Orwell is shot in the neck

This is from the chapter of the book that I most enjoyed writing.

What I intended to do in Fury: The film’s writer and director responds to CSM Rush

It seems that, because of Fury, I will forever be known by some parties as the filmmaker who failed to do his homework.

SitRep: Trump Lands in Israel; Saudi Arms Deal Inked; Huge Week Ahead for POTUS; North Korean Hackers; Pyongyang Tests Another Missile; And Lots More

By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Here we go. Welcome to what promises to be a dizzying week for the Trump administration. President Donald Trump is currently in Israel for a series of talks with Israeli and Palestinian officials, followed by the release of the fiscal year 2018 budget back in D.C. on Tuesday. On...

Germany Is Quietly Building a European Army Under Its Command

Berlin is using a bland name to obscure a dramatic shift in its approach to defense: integrating brigades from smaller countries into the Bundeswehr.

If Trump Doubles Down on the Saudi War in Yemen, Millions Could Starve

Countless Yemeni lives hang in the balance as Trump gears up to deepen U.S. security cooperation with Saudi Arabia.

China’s New Megacity: The Anti-Beijing

The government will build another metropolis from scratch. But it's not planning on following the old playbook.

Israeli intelligence Furious Over Trump’s Loose Lips

As the U.S. president heads to Israel for a show of unity, the country’s spies are alarmed at his disclosures to the Russians.

Can Trump Pardon Himself?

If the current president has proved anything, it’s that there’s a first time for everything.

Trump’s Middle East Trip Is Full of Traps

The stakes could not be higher for the president's first trip abroad. And he'll need to be careful and disciplined.

U.S. in ‘Cat and Mouse Game’ With Julian Assange

The Swedish arrest warrant is gone, but WikiLeaks founder is far from being free.

The Islamic Republic Is Heading for an Identity Crisis

As Iranians go to the polls, the divide between the country's octogenarian ayatollahs and its young population is wider than ever.

To Assuage Russia, Obama Administration Backed Off Syria Chemical Weapons Plan

The campaign to punish Assad for attacking his people with chlorine bombs took a back seat to Kerry's diplomacy with Moscow

Chinese Smugglers Are Buying Up Hundreds of Thousands of Illegally Slaughtered African Donkeys

When they’re not smuggling ivory and rhino horn, Africa’s most notorious criminal syndicates are stealing farm animals to make a 2,500-year-old traditional Chinese remedy.

China Taps Lode of ‘Fire Ice’ in South China Sea

Beijing might have found a long-term solution to its energy problem — and another irritant for an already-tense flashpoint.

What’s at Stake in Iran’s Elections?

That’s up to the powers behind the Iranian throne -- and to one U.S. president.

Syria Has Effectively Ceased to Exist

With Russians and Iranians in control in Damascus, the U.S. bolstering rebels, and no one powerful enough to press for unification, the breakup of Syria is a fait accompli.

United Russia Completes Report on How U.S. Media Influenced Russian Elections

Is Russia just trolling, or is it a tit-for-tat for U.S. investigation into Russian media?

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