Author Archives: Ted Galen Carpenter
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.
It’s not just NATO. Plenty of treaties over the decades have limited America’s options and made war more likely.
How Washington’s chronic deceit—especially towards Russia—has sabotaged U.S. foreign policy.
Commander-in-Chief is “presidential” only when he’s dropping bombs.
Why economic sanctions don’t help anyone.
El Chapo’s capture created a power vacuum, a ‘vicious’ power struggle.
Why is Trump expanding the U.S. alliance with the Kingdom?
Reporting on the Oval Office conversation is the latest salvo.
Why South Korea may come to regret its dependence on the U.S.
Assad is a brutal dictator, but removing him would create a dangerous power vacuum.
Intensified enforcement of marijuana prohibition would be a tragedy.
Democracies do occasionally put high-profile leaders on trial.← Older posts
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