Margaret Kimberley: The average voter seldom thinks about foreign policy for the simple reason that they aren’t asked to do so.
Evelyn Leopold: The UN chief warned that current responses to the world’s common enemy, coronavirus, were inadequate because “we are in an unprecedented situation and the normal rules no longer apply.”
Vijay Prashad and Paola Estrada: Is this not the time for the imperialist bloc, led by the United States of America, to end the sanctions against Cuba, Iran, Venezuela, and a series of other countries?
Bob Dreyfuss: Since 2017, Rudy Giuliani has emerged as Trump’s shadow secretary of state with his hands in American foreign policy and politics from Iran to Russia, Turkey to Ukraine and beyond.
Jeremy Kuzmarov: Even in the heyday of the Cold War, American presidents were not attacked and accused of carrying out conspiracies when they met with their Russian counterparts.
Evelyn Leopold: Never missing a chance to rain scorn on “globalism,” Trump told the United Nations: “If you want freedom, take pride in your country. If you want democracy, hold on to your sovereignty. And if you want peace, love your nation.”
Lawrence Wittner: Internationalism has long been anathema to the political Right, where a primitive tribalism and its successor, nationalism, have flourished for many years.
Kristin Christman: Ignore how the CIA, Agency for International Development, and National Endowment for Democracy subvert foreign societies through coups and pre-coup planting of false propaganda, riot instigation, character assassination, bribery, campaign funding, and economic sabotage.
Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies: Whether in Iran, Venezuela, Cuba, North Korea or one of the 20 countries under the boot of U.S. sanctions, the Trump administration is using its economic weight to try to exact regime change or major policy changes in countries around the globe.
Thom Hartmann: The Democratic Party must return to its pre-1992 progressive/protectionist/union roots and steal this issue right out of Trump’s mouth, saying that he’s not protecting American workers’ jobs well enough or fast enough.
Lawrence Wittner: The reaction of the American public to Trump’s withdrawal of the United States from key international agreements has been hostile.
WJ Astore: Suggesting the French were learning German because they couldn’t or wouldn’t fight is more than insulting: it reveals Donald Trump’s utter ignorance of history.
Tom Hastings: The Art of the Deal? Feh. The US, the people of planet Earth, and future generations have never had such a poor negotiator who puts his ego ahead of everything.