foreign policy

Congressional Progressive Caucus Challenge Party Leadership and Congress on Militarism and Foreign Policy

July 13, 2018

The little known Congressional Progressive Caucus is the largest caucus within the Democratic Party and has an important track record in calling attention to the highly interventionist and harmful foreign policy of the US, says CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot

Undoing the Nuclear Deal Could Propel Iranian Race for the Bomb

April 8, 2018

John Bolton’s aggressive push for military confrontation combined with Trump’s vindictive obsession with undoing Obama’s legacy could spell disaster for the Iran nuclear deal, which would drive Iran’s nuclear ambitions and erode trust around the globe, says Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council

Let's Talk About US Meddling

February 23, 2018
As alleged Russian meddling dominates headlines, how much attention is paid to US meddling around the globe? Ex-CIA agent John Sipher and Aaron Mate discuss

Trump’s SOTU Calls for More Spending on Nuclear Weapons and Galvanizes Extremism

January 31, 2018

Max Blumenthal, Phyllis Bennis, and Norman Solomon discuss President Trump’s State of the Union. Rather than deliver a serious address, they say Trump offered a simplistic narrative designed to galvanize extremism

Paul Jay talks with Larry Wilkerson

November 23, 2017
Paul Jay talks with Larry Wilkerson, part 1

Iran

September 19, 2017
Donald Trump’s comments at the UN General Assembly violate international law, and the world should hold him to account, says Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies

Trump’s Afghan Military Solution Will Fail

August 29, 2017

James Dorsey tells Paul Jay that Trump’s plan is to force the Taliban to negotiate, but there is no reason for them to do so

Trump’s New Afghanistan Strategy: Windfall for the Military-Industrial Complex​

August 21, 2017

After 16 years and over a trillion dollars’ worth ​of fighting, the U.S. has accomplished none of its stated goals–except the goal of​ enriching the ​flourishing military-industrial complex

Reality Asserts Itself: Trita Parsi

August 21, 2017
From Afghanistan to Iraq, the Trump administration, leading Democrats and much of the foreign policy and military establishment believe the U.S. should be more aggressive towards Iran. That’s a very dangerous situation that can lead to war, noted Iran expert Trita Parsi tells Paul Jay on Reality Asserts Itself

Dems Add Neocons to Anti-Trump ‘Resistance’

July 30, 2017

After pushing disastrous policies and wars, prominent neoconservatives are reinventing themselves as members of the anti-Trump “resistance” with the help of top Democrats and MSNBC, says The Nation’s James Carden