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Gabbard talks foreign policy, health care with locals

FORT MADISON – Another of the current 16 Democratic candidates for the 2020 Presidential election made a stop at Fort Madison’s popular sandwich shop Sub Arena. U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) made an hour long stop at the eatery Wednesday afternoon on a swing through southeast Iowa, including st


Bernie Sanders’ Foreign Policy Vision is Incoherent and Dangerous

(MPN) — Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is now leading the pack of Democratic contenders for the 2020 presidential nomination. In the previous election cycle, Sanders served as an anti-establishment underdog, bucking Democratic orthodoxy with a strong progressive economic message. But this time the fi


Nancy Pelosi Takes Control of U.S. Foreign Policy on Brexit With Stark Warning to U.K.

Addressing Ireland’s parliament in Dublin on Wednesday, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seized control of American foreign policy in relation to Brexit, saying that Congress would block any new trade deal with the United Kingdom if Britain’s exit from the European Union threatens the peace in Northe


Bolton on Cuba foreign policy: 'I don't think we need to make any apologies'

Amb. John Bolton, National Security Adviser, joins MTP Daily and says, "American foreign policy should be based on the pursuit of American national interest."


The selective morality of Trump's foreign policy

Washington (CNN) — The escalating US crackdown on Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua is a fresh example of the selective morality and strategic expediency shaping President Donald Trump's foreign policy.


Andrew Yang: Foreign Policy Should Be More "Restrained And Judicious," "Rely More On The U.N."

PBS's Lisa Desjardins sits down with 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang to discuss foreign policy, the proliferation of combative political rhetoric in the U.S., how the country should confront its new economic realities, his proposal for taxes and guaranteed income and more.


How Mueller revived a law that protects us all against foreign money

President Trump, whose failure to stop taking foreign government money while in office is a daily erosion of our democracy, may have accidentally done something to help rebuild our protections against foreign cash infecting policy.


Does Pete Buttigieg Have A Foreign Policy?

Buttigieg’s wunderkind charm has won him outsized attention, but where does he stand on foreign policy?. An impressive, intelligent “boy wonder” emerges from the Midwest. He checks out of his political post for a stint of military service and seeks to challenge an incumbent president with underwater


SECWAC Hosts Stephen Walt to Speak on ‘America’s Foreign Policy Elite, Decline of U.S. Primacy,’ April 25 in Old Lyme

The Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council (SECWAC) presents Stephen Walt to speak on “America’s Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of U.S. Primacy” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, at the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, Ferry Rd., Old Lyme, CT 06371. Members and guests are encourage


Not so crazy after all: Trump foreign policy gets rare nod of approval from the establishment

Donald Trump’s actions are frequently “rash, ignorant and chaotic,” but a new report by the Council on Foreign Relations concludes his individual policies toward world nations may be better than critics realize.


Congress must seriously rethink current Russia sanctions policy

There is a commendable bipartisan urge within Congress to rebuke the Trump administration for failing to articulate a comprehensive strategy for countering the “devil may care” foreign policy of the Kremlin. If past patterns hold, further revelations in the Russia saga, perhaps with the release of t


The Emergence of Progressive Foreign Policy

Since the end of the Cold War, two camps can claim victory on most U.S. foreign policy outcomes: neoconservatives and liberal internationalists. The neoconservatives have been defined by their support for unilateral military interventions, democracy promotion, and military supremacy. The liberal int


Republican Bill Weld makes it official: He’s challenging Trump for GOP presidential nomination

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Two months after former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld launched an exploratory committee to pursue the possibility of challenging President Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination, he is now an officially declared candidate.


Is the past a source of nostalgia or trauma for foreign policy analysts?

One of the controversial arguments I made in my Foreign Affairs essay “This Time Is Different” is that the foreign policy community got a fair amount right during the Cold War and post-Cold War era. It’s controversial for a variety of reasons. One is that it’s open season on foreign policy elites. W


Foreign policy priorities South Africa should pursue

South Africa continues to enjoy an unusual degree of international prominence normally accorded to states that are more powerful, prosperous, or strategically located than it. Following its first democratic election in 1994, the country quickly went from being an apartheid pariah state to one of the


Khartoum says views relations with Moscow as strategic — Russia’s Foreign Ministry

MOSCOW, April 17. /TASS/. The head of Sudan’s ruling Transitional Military Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and his deputy Hamdan Dagalo said during meetings with Russian Presidential Special Representative for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov in Khartoum that they view as strategic the r


A question of faith: future Coalition foreign policy under Morrison

In the darkest days of John Howard’s pre-Lazarus life, before the triple by-pass and successful political resurrection, one of the many ways he was disparaged as being unfit to be prime minister was the argument that he simply did not have the presence or the bearing to represent Australia overseas.


Reconsidering NATO and U.S. Foreign Policy

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization saw its 70th anniversary on April 4th, and may very well be the most successful alliance in history. Despite a record of successfully deterring a third world war and supporting European integration, Americans can be dismissive of the Alliance and discount its u


Australian Defence Policy in Flux: The Perspective of Brendan Sargeant

The strategic shift from the land wars in the Middle East to the challenges of facing the 21st century authoritarian powers has recast the defense challenges facing the liberal democracies.


Feminist Foreign Policy Advocates Go to Washington

“To reboot the world, we need to change the way we make policies,” says the New York-based advocacy group Madre, whose latest goal is nothing less than to “bring global women’s voices and solutions to progressive policymaking in the US.”