Author Archives: Ted Galen Carpenter
Tensions are building as Beijing cracks down on the island’s hopes for independence. But should Washington be choosing sides?
The U.S. is now the common enemy and a new axis is working to make it irrelevant.
While most of the attention is on Venezuela, another crisis is brewing under Daniel Ortega’s authoritarian regime.
If we don’t do it—the growing narrative goes—Russia, China, and ISIS will.
Obama officials reveal how relentlessly our ‘allies’ lobbied for this ill-advised regime change war.
It’s been either self-serving fawning collaboration or hostile meddling. Will Venezuela be any different?
Its conduct has been abrasive and aggressive, but there’s no evidence that Moscow harbors expansionist ambitions.
Putin is responding to the West’s aggressive actions, not the other way around.
The Kerch Strait incident has Westerners once again antagonizing Russia. But the truth is far more complicated.
Elections are postponed, again, and the dangerous power vacuum the U.S. created there remains.
Our Western European partners thought it was a bad idea then, and do now. Why aren’t we listening?
Critics who say Trump is being “soft on Russia” should be paying attention to this.
Both are important, but prioritizing the latter leads to needless humanitarian wars that don’t work.
History shows that a jingoistic media can whip up support for hardline policies, as Trump rightly pointed out.
Trump has the opportunity for his greatest foreign policy accomplishment yet.
Rather than deter it, the U.S. should help orchestrate the tiny island’s transition to a “porcupine strategy.”
The hypocrisy is especially evident in Washington’s approach to Saudi Arabia and other Middle East ‘allies.’
If Kim is serious about disarming, Trump should offer a Korean peace treaty, diplomatic recognition, and an end to economic sanctions.
It’s time to rethink our defense commitments. Risking a catastrophic conflict is too great a price for Taiwanese independence.
Relations with our NATO ally have hit a low—and the long-term prognosis is bleak.← Older posts
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