Tag Archives: Obama Foreign Policy
Any foreign policy initiative that reduces the possibility of war, and arguments about its necessity, must be supported. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | August 31, 2015 Not every conflict was averted, but the world avoided nuclear catastrophe, … finish reading :
Imperialism, war, and/or diplomacy: Where should the peace movement stand on Iran?
It seems unlikely, but should Obama decide to extricate himself from an inconvenient initiative, here’s a way out. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | May 10, 2014 President Obama’s recent progressive initiatives — pursuing diplomacy with Iran, opening … finish reading :
There may be an alternative to Obama’s pro-corporate trade deal
Obama’s foreign policy reflects the contradictory approaches of U.S. leadership since the country’s emergence as a superpower. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | February 17, 2015 Both unity and contradiction are reflected in the history of United States … finish reading :
Should we make more war? Where? How?
The U.S. and Russia are modernizing, improving, and extending the longevity by decades of the three prongs of their nuclear war triad. By Jack A. Smith | The Rag Blog | November 5, 2014 A quarter century after the Cold … finish reading :
Bury the bomb before it buries us
Twentieth century narratives of international relations are no longer relevant (if they ever were). By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | September 16, 2014 President Barack Obama spoke to the nation Wednesday night, September 10, about the need to … finish reading :
Obama and the myth that ‘war works’
The Islamic State wants the Americans to bomb and invade its territory because foreign aggression is the surest way to unite all Sunni factions. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | September 10, 2014 A disturbing omission in President … finish reading :
Where is Obama’s exit strategy?
The imminent danger is that Obama is preparing to go to war not to ‘save Baghdad’ but to attack the perceived threat of a Sunni jihadist ‘sanctuary.’ By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | June 25, 2014 Contrary to … finish reading :
Who is creating a terrorist threat?
Obama focused on defending his policies from the warhawks instead of the ‘pivot’ to Asia and maintenance of unilateral global hegemony. By Jack A. Smith | The Rag Blog | June 22, 2014 President Obama chose to ignore the most … finish reading :
Obama’s foreign policy bait and switch
It is the non-military parts of the Obama speech that peace activists should mobilize around, weak as they are. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | June 8, 2014 President Obama has retrenched U.S. global engagement in a way … finish reading :
Obama’s ‘glass is half-empty’ foreign policy
From the residue of the old Soviet Union, a new nationalist, nuclear-armed, resource-rich Russia has risen to challenge Western claims of triumphalism. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | March 5, 2014 Haven’t the Republicans, the neoconservatives, and the … finish reading :
Is a new Cold War upon us?
U.S. efforts in Venezuela and the Ukraine exemplify imperialism engineered through an embedded, extra-political ‘deep state.’ By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | March 4, 2014 I have been teaching courses on United States foreign policy for about 40 … finish reading :
Who makes U.S. foreign policy in the 21st century?
The U.S. is supposed to withdraw troops by the end of the year, and the American people overwhelmingly want us to leave, but President Obama intends to retain a military presence. By Jack A. Smith | The Rag Blog | … finish reading :
Why the U.S. wants to stay in Afghanistan