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MARC THIESSEN: Trump is racking up a record of foreign policy success

WASHINGTON — In his new book “Fear,” Bob Woodward recounts that in April 2017, after President Trump saw images of dead Syrian children with their mouths foaming from a sarin attack, he called Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and issued an order: Get me a plan for a military strike to take out Syrian Pr

ALBANY HERALD - 2018-09-19 22:01:00

Bond of War: Russian Geo-Economics in Ukraine’s Sovereign Debt Restructuring - Foreign Policy Research Institute

Bond of War: Russian Geo-Economics in Ukraine’s Sovereign Debt Restructuringis the fifth of a series of eight reports in the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Russia Political Economy Project. To learn more about this initiative,click here. To download the report,click here.

FPRI.ORG - 2018-09-19 00:00:00

Papa Bernie Got a (Not So) Brand New Foreign Policy Bag | Black Agenda Report

Back in 2017 I called Bernie Sanders an imperialist pig -- twice, first in “Why Bernie Sanders is an Imperialist Pig,” (June 15, 2017), and again, three months later, in “Bernie Sanders Can’t Shake His Imperial Piggishness” (September 28, 2017). Like most self-described “democratic” socialists in th

BLACKAGENDAREPORT.COM - 2018-09-20 00:12:00

'Don't be blinded by Syria – Putin's recent foreign policy moves show he's more interested in peace than war'

As seen from abroad over recent weeks, Russian foreign policy appears a hodgepodge of different elements that rarely slot together. From Syria to China, and back to Western Europe via Ukraine, it is hard to discern any consistent theme.To which you could respond that this is how most countries’ fore

THE INDEPENDENT - 2018-09-19 16:12:49

Chaos or not, Trump is racking up a record of foreign policy success

WASHINGTON -- In his new book "Fear," Bob Woodward recounts that in April 2017, after President Trump saw images of dead Syrian children with their mouths foaming from a sarin attack, he called Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and issued an order: Get me a plan for a military strike to take out Syrian P

FORT BEND HERALD - 2018-09-18 20:39:00

Trump says U.S. considering permanent military presence in Poland

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks next to first lady Melania Trump during a meeting with Poland's President Andrzej Duda (L) in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., September 18, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

REUTERS - 2018-09-18 17:31:33

'I should have fired him before I got here': Trump says he regrets not firing Comey sooner

President Trump said Tuesday that he regrets not firing James B. Comey as FBI director sooner, asserting that he should have done so while still a candidate for president -- an option that was not actually available to him. "If I did one mistake with Comey, I should have fired him before I got here,

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-09-19 12:24:00

First Read's Morning Clips: Democrats are ahead in Wisconsin, per new poll

Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks during a news conference in the Capitol on Democratic on gun control measures, June 16, 2016. Baldwin co-authored a letter on Monday urging the FDA to reconsider a policy restricting gay men from donating blood.Tom Williams / CQ-Roll Call,Inc.

NBC NEWS - 2018-09-19 12:25:00

Voters in California Rarely Swayed by Foreign Policy Concerns - Expert

This came despite the poll, conducted by the SSRS, according to which two thirds of Americans said they want Robert Mueller's Russia probe to end before November's midterm elections.

SPUTNIKNEWS.COM - 2018-09-18 09:10:00

The United States Is a Dead Man Walking | Foreign Policy Journal

While driving yesterday, I turned on the car radio to see if the Russian/Syrian liberation of Idlib, Syria, from the Washington-supported terrorist had begun. What I got was two white females deploring white racism on NPR. They were so guilty that they had indirectly benefitted from white racism. I

FOREIGNPOLICYJOURNAL.COM - 2018-09-19 22:48:50

AU students launch Alexander Hamilton Society chapter to promote non-partisan policy discussion

The Alexander Hamilton Society is “an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting constructive debate” on foreign and domestic policy, according tothe AHS website.

EAGLE - 2018-09-19 22:26:13

Ep. 1241 The Rotten Assumptions of Our Bipartisan Foreign Policy

Andrew Bacevich, professor emeritus of International Relations and History at Boston University, joins me to discuss the bad ideas and habits at the heart of American foreign policy.


North Korea's New Promises on Weapons Stop Short of Denuclearization

SEOUL, South Korea - Kim Jong-un, North Korea's leader, finally committed on Wednesday to some concrete steps toward denuclearization - most notably an offer to "permanently dismantle" facilities that are central to the production of fuel for nuclear warheads - but they fell far short of what Americ

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-09-19 11:35:23

Sidhu no foreign minister, says Anil Vij

Vij said that being a citizen of the country, Sidhu can present his views, but he cannot interfere in the foreign policy of the country.

THESTATESMAN.COM - 2018-09-18 19:28:39

Why the hell hasn't Donald Trump just fired Jeff Sessions?

"[Sessions] went through the nominating process and he did very poorly. I mean, he was mixed up and confused, and people that worked with him for, you know, a long time in the Senate were not nice to him, but he was giving very confusing answers. Answers that should have been easily answered. And th

CNN - 2018-09-19 14:36:35

McCaskill to vote no on Kavanaugh, cites dark money concerns

Washington (CNN)Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill said Wednesday she is voting no on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, citing concerns over his stance on anonymous political contributions.McCaskill's position is significant given that she is running for re-election thi

CNN - 2018-09-19 23:40:46

Does the Progressive Left Have a Unified Foreign Policy?

As the progressive left in America has grown in strength over the last several years, there have been a number of pieces critiquing progressives on foreign policy. Theargumentis that while the left has a robust agenda on the domestic front, they are painfully lacking when it comes to international a

THE DAILY DOT - 2018-09-19 11:30:15

Sen. McCaskill says will vote against U.S. Supreme Court nominee...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, facing a tough re-election battle in Missouri, said on Wednesday she will vote against confirming President Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh.

REUTERS - 2018-09-19 23:36:30

Why a federal investigation into the Kavanaugh allegation is far from impossible

Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events It's rare that American history provides as neat a precedent as the confirmation process for Justice Clarence Thomas provides for the nomination of Brett Kavan

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-09-19 13:46:56

The Risk to American Intelligence Operations: Devin Nunes and the False Carter Page Narrative - Foreign Policy Research Institute

In July 2018, the Carter Page Applications became the first FISA applications ever publicly released, even in redacted form. As I explained in July,[4]what was made publicly available in those Applications provided no sustenance for the conspiratorial views of untoward political bias that are the ce