Tag Archives: U.S. Foreign Policy

Harry Targ :
FOREIGN POLICY | The elephant in the room

United States global hegemony is coming to an end. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | August 19, 2021 [This article was adapted by the author from a 2017 post that appeared in The Rag Blog.] An empire in … Continue reading

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Murray Polner :
Bipartisan wars

(There’s no there there.) By Murray Polner | The Rag Blog | January 10, 2019 “Try to calm down, America. Whatever RussiaGate (and the Greater Middle East] ultimately turns out to be, it won’t be anything worth a single drop … Continue reading

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Steve Russell :
Making peace between Rocket Man
and the Dotard

Solving the North Korea problem requires our best understanding of everybody’s needs. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | September 27, 2017 Two grown men are publicly calling each other names, a childish spat that rises from annoying to … Continue reading

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David P. Hamilton :
To Russia with love

Russia consistently reaches out to the U.S. for improved relations, and the U.S. consistently rejects those gestures. By David P. Hamilton | The Rag Blog | August 21, 2017 In his recent opinion piece in Bloomberg, a publication dedicated to … Continue reading

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Harry Targ :
Foreign policy: The elephant in the room

An undercurrent in the 2016 election was growing opposition to an activist United States economic/political/military role in the world. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | January 11, 2017 An empire in decline United States global hegemony is coming … Continue reading

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James McEnteer :
Vultures over Havana

Fidel Castro and the Castration of U.S. Latin American policy. By James McEnteer | The Rag Blog | November 28, 2016 When Fidel Castro died in his sleep at 90 on November 25 in Havana, American news consumers might have … Continue reading

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Harry Targ :
Planning a 21st Century ‘New World Order’

The Post calls for a return to the post-World War II global policy that benefited banks, multinational corporations, and the military-industrial complex. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | June 14, 2016 From a May 21, 2016 Washington Post … Continue reading

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Harry Targ :
Break up the banks and the military/industrial complex!

What Hillary Clinton calls ‘American leadership’ is more about militarism than statesmanship. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | January 27, 2016 Hillary Clinton recently declared that she was the only candidate who had the knowledge and experience to … Continue reading

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David P. Hamilton :
What is to be done in the Middle East (as soon
as pigs fly)

Creating an actual anti-Islamic State alliance would require thinking entirely outside the currently existing conceptual boxes. By David P. Hamilton | The Rag Blog | November 25, 2015 “In the name of realism, men are quite mad, and precisely what … Continue reading

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Harry Targ :
Should we make more war? Where? How?

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 … Continue reading

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Harvey Wasserman :
The GOP/corporate coup d’etat is nearly complete

Our electoral apparatus is thoroughly compromised by oceans of dirty money, Jim Crow registration traps, rigged electronic voting, gerrymandering… By Harvey Wasserman | The Rag Blog | November 5, 2014 The GOP/corporate coup d’etat is nearly complete. The Republicans now … Continue reading

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Tom Hayden :
Battling Ebola: Cuba leads while U.S. lags

The U.S. has 550 military personnel in Africa on counterterrorism missions while over 5,000 Africans have succumbed to the non-military threat of Ebola. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | October 26, 2014 In what a New York Times … Continue reading

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