Stories tagged: foreign policy
Sat., Feb. 1, 2020
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the United States can provide Belarus with 100% of its oil and gas, a slap at Russia which recently cut off supplies.
Sat., Jan. 4, 2020
President Donald Trump is not the first American leader to have Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani in his sights, but he was the first to pull the trigger.
Sat., Dec. 28, 2019
America’s gradual retreat from global leadership has become painfully obvious this year and accelerated so swiftly it has set off a scramble to fill the vacuum. Yet the man with …
Wed., Dec. 11, 2019
Spokane native and retired diplomat Ryan Crocker’s sobering interview on our efforts at rebuilding Afghanistan and Iraq is that they were poorly planned, haphazardly initiated and practically unsuccessful, and they …
Sat., Dec. 7, 2019
Americans overwhelmingly agree that knowledge about geography and foreign policy is important in their lives. You wouldn’t know it by looking at their test scores.
Thu., Oct. 10, 2019
President Donald Trump’s new national security adviser says he wants to reduce the White House foreign policy staff by half
Sun., April 28, 2019
Former Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar, foreign policy expert, dies
Sun., Dec. 30, 2018
For decades, elites in the United States believed that championing a liberal world order was in our interest. Now, we are seeing a new left-right axis emerge around protectionism and …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 12, 2018
Putin, political gridlock and Ronald Reagan’s squirrels: Colin Powell shares musings, anecdotes at Whitworth forum
Colin Powell remembers the last day he served as secretary of state: Jan. 26, 2005. He got the news that he was being replaced by Condoleezza Rice while he was …
Sat., May 26, 2018
Congressional candidates to represent Eastern Washington have major disagreements on some foreign policy questions.
UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018
The European Union foreign policy chief on Thursday hailed efforts by nations in Western Balkans to advance toward membership in the bloc, ending a tour of the volatile region where …
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017
Donald Trump vowed a more “unpredictable” foreign policy when he campaigned for president. Mission accomplished, if the mood in Asia ahead of his first presidential trip to the region is …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017
President Donald Trump is proving to be an erratic negotiating partner as he punts policy issues to Congress and then sends conflicting signals about what he really wants.
Tue., July 11, 2017
Trump needs allies to make economic sanctions tougher or to support military action. He has precious few because he has been so careless in abdicating responsibility for the global trading …
Fri., June 30, 2017
Less than three months after President Donald Trump and China’s leader strolled the manicured lawns at Mar-a-Lago, the White House is suddenly engaged in a multipronged pressure campaign against Beijing, …
Sun., April 23, 2017
Trump, by conveying to allies and non-allies that he’s likely to do anything at any moment, is telegraphing not strength but instability and impulsivity.
Sat., April 15, 2017
Whatever the reason, moral or strategic, Trump acted. And effectively reset his entire foreign policy.
UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017
In the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s surprise strikes on Syria, his allies and adversaries have searched for some broader meaning in his decision.
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017
It’s classic good-cop, bad-cop: The secretaries represent foreign policy continuity but their boss preaches America First. Message: Shape up.
Sat., Jan. 28, 2017
What made America exceptional, unique in the world, was defining its own national interest beyond its narrow economic and security.
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017
President Trump began this week to reshape the U.S. role in the world, laying the groundwork, in a series of planned and signed executive actions and statements, for the “America …
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017
His “America first” message to the world promised an aggressive brand of U.S. isolationism that will undermine our allies, and give adversaries a green light to expand their influence.
Wed., Jan. 18, 2017
The way Obama chose to retrench convinced friends and adversaries that America was in retreat – and bad actors rushed to fill the vacuum. The results weren’t what Obama intended …
Tue., Jan. 17, 2017
If Obama had done nothing else, rescuing the economy would ensure a successful presidency. But he did do other things, and we shouldn’t forget the historic significance of having an …
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017
Vice President Biden said Tuesday he will set up shop at the University of Pennsylvania after he leaves office this month.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016
But for all the promises Trump is breaking, there is one he has kept without wavering: his vow to be unpredictable.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016
The world is a better place, and our nation is more prosperous and secure, when the United States leads from the front.
Sat., Oct. 8, 2016
With just four months left in the Obama presidency, its two central pillars are collapsing before our eyes.
Wed., July 27, 2016
Donald Trump’s scary, contradiction-riddled ideas about foreign policy show he has no grasp of what he talking about and no desire to learn.
Wed., June 8, 2016
What makes Trump particularly dangerous is his false, firm conviction that he knows how the world works – because of his business dealings