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Foreign Correspondent: My Final Column?

Thursday, 25 March 2021, 2:47 pm | Reese Erlich

I’m dying. It’s not easy to write these words. But it’s true. More >>

Biden’s Bombing Of Syria Is A Dangerous Step Backward

Friday, 5 March 2021, 4:56 pm | Reese Erlich

For the first time, the Biden Administration ordered a cross-border military attack in the Middle East. On February 26, seven US missiles slammed into a facility used by Iranian-backed militias in Syria. Washington was retaliating for the February ... More >>

Foreign Correspondent: What Trump And The Myanmar Coup Have In Common

Saturday, 6 February 2021, 11:13 am | Reese Erlich

The Asian country’s military overthrew its government over baseless claims of voter fraud. Sound familiar? By Reese Erlich February 5, 2021 This week, military officers in Myanmar overthrew that nation’s democratically elected government after ... More >>

Foreign Correspondent: Battle Lines Drawn On Ending Yemen War

Saturday, 23 January 2021, 12:47 pm | Reese Erlich

The Biden Administration has a chance to undo a disastrous label and open the door for peace. By Reese Erlich One day before the Inauguration, the Trump Administration added Yemen’s Houthi movement to a list of foreign terrorist organizations. It ... More >>

Foreign Correspondent: U.S. Capitol Insurrection As Seen From Abroad

Tuesday, 12 January 2021, 10:04 am | Reese Erlich

In the wake of the white nationalist mob takeover of the U.S. Capitol and Trump’s pending second impeachment, I contacted journalists and activists overseas to get an idea of how the rest of the world currently views us. More >>

Foreign Correspondent: US Hypocrisy On Cuba Continues

Saturday, 9 January 2021, 12:26 pm | Reese Erlich

State Department “terror list” includes countries that aren't terrorists and excludes those who are. By Reese Erlich I’ve always been puzzled by the State Department list of State Sponsors of Terrorism. It supposedly designates countries aiding terrorist ... More >>

Foreign Correspondent: Are Cuban Protesters Freedom Fighters Or US Pawns?

Saturday, 19 December 2020, 2:01 pm | Reese Erlich

Painters, musicians, and other artists are responding to what they call the ‘lack of freedom of speech.’ The government calls them agents of the US By Reese Erlich A hunger strike, police arrests, and a sit-in at the Ministry of Culture in Havana ... More >>

Iran Assassination Is A Political Provocation

Friday, 4 December 2020, 1:43 pm | Reese Erlich

Imagine for a moment what would happen if unknown assassins murdered a high-ranking US scientist involved with chemical weapons. Let’s say officials in Iran quietly took responsibility, arguing that the US had violated international law because it ... More >>

The Upcoming Fights Over COVID-19 Vaccines

Saturday, 21 November 2020, 8:18 am | Reese Erlich

In recent days, two US pharmaceutical companies announced that their COVID-19 vaccines could be available by December. US-based Pfizer, who partnered with the German-based BioNTech, said it has a 95 percent success rate during clinical trials. Biotechnology ... More >>

Foreign Correspondent: The Challenge For Joe Biden

Sunday, 8 November 2020, 6:18 am | Reese Erlich

If he’s smart, the likely President-elect will stop the unpopular endless wars and use the money to help our domestic economy. By Reese Erlich I’m pissed. I’m pissed at Donald Trump for trying to shut down the vote count early and at Republicans More >>

Foreign Correspondent: What Bolivia Can Teach The US About Fair Elections

Saturday, 24 October 2020, 2:12 pm | Reese Erlich

The South American nation sets an example of how to undo a coup By Reese Erlich Imagine the following nightmare: The US faces a close vote in the presidential election. Trump claims voter fraud and seeks backing from the nation’s military, who then ... More >>

Foreign Correspondent: Rightwing Populism Will Make You Sick—Really

Saturday, 10 October 2020, 8:12 am | Reese Erlich

The four countries with the most confirmed COVID-19 infections in the world are all led by rightwing populists: the US, India, Brazil, and Russia. Throw in the United Kingdom, which has the largest infection rate in Europe, and you have a common pattern. ... More >>

Foreign Correspondent: Turmoil In Belarus

Friday, 25 September 2020, 2:38 pm | Reese Erlich

In a surprise ceremony on Wednesday, embattled President Alyaksandr Lukashenko was reportedly sworn in for a sixth term after Belarus’s contested elections in August. Opposition leaders are calling the unannounced ceremony a “thieves’ meeting” ... More >>

Foreign Correspondent: Trump Plays Both Sides Against The Middle

Saturday, 12 September 2020, 4:10 pm | Reese Erlich

Is he a hawk? Is he a peacenik? The President keeps us guessing . By Reese Erlich President Donald Trump has convinced Republican isolationists and hawks that he supports their views. That’s a neat trick, since the two groups hold opposing positions. ... More >>