Profitability, not profiteering, can shore up Pakistan's economy: PMPremier says a flawed foreign policy in the past caused the country to lose its sovereignty and self-esteem … [Read more...] about PM Imran constitutes advisory council on foreign policy
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Since taking office, Trump has doubled down on his opposition to the Iran deal, and then some. He put the treaty to the shredder: sanctions were reimposed and strengthened while pressure was brought to bear on allies in the hopes of crippling the Iranian economy. A dangerous game of brinksmanship plays out in the Persian Gulf, championed by warmongering neoconservatives like John Bolton (who was somehow recycled from the Bush-era “swamp.”) In June, the downing of a US spy drone would have caused a military strike inside Iranian territory that could have ignited a full-scale war in the region had Trump not called it off, nearly at the last minute. … [Read more...] about The “Money Heist” of Trump’s Foreign Policy ǀ View
"But when he makes a decision and it's legal, it is my task to go execute that with all the energy and power that I have." … [Read more...] about More Than Ever, Mike Pompeo At Helm Of Trump Foreign Policy
Madrid wants to rein in the wealthy northeastern region's unilateral drive for independence from the rest of Spain and the court judgment found that only Spanish diplomacy has the right to engage in "foreign affairs". … [Read more...] about Spanish court reins in Catalan foreign policy ambitions
What we see with our own eyes, suffused with emotion and lodged in our memory, most strongly influences our perspectives. Firsthand experience is by far the best teacher. In its absence – and it is indeed absent from Trump – fallacies and fictions can too easily fill the void and lead to error. And having a secretary of state who can convince the president that there’s more to learn in the world than he already knows can’t help but benefit our foreign policy. … [Read more...] about Democrats are skeptical of Mike Pompeo. But confirming him may improve U.S. foreign policy.