Trump has been critical of most aspects of the foreign policy agenda of his predecessors, but on the promotion of the "special" relationships (Israel, Saudi Arabia) he seems intent on doubling down
Journalist Reese Erlich was awarded a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting for his Iran coverage. He knows what he's talking about.
So last week at Ramadi, the U.S. called Iraqis cowards for fleeing before ISIS, who are sheer evil. As if it all happened out of time: no 35 years of war and invasion, sanctions, displacement, death, in which U.S. policy was central. Just sheer cowardice on one side; pure evil...
What happens to a war in the absence of coherent state policy?
The US is running low on carrots, and has broken its stick.
There are more children coming in every day, and the federal government doesn’t know where to keep them.