Tag Archives: diplomacy

Wikileaks pulls the lid off U.S. diplomacy

Today Wikileaks released approximately 250,000 confidential documents related to U.S. government diplomacy. This NY Times story runs down some of the highlights. The big takeaways? Saudi Arabia wants us to attack Iran for them Israel is ready to attack Iran U.S. diplomats to the U.N. are spying on their colleagues The U.S. is really worried about […]

Obama to enter diplomatic talks with raging wildfire

Obama To Enter Diplomatic Talks With Raging Wildfire

Sanctioning Silliness

The big revelation about Iran’s newest nuclear plant has the world community (at least the Western part of it) in arms and threatening more sanctions. I’ve advocated here before about working more diplomatically and less belligerently with Iran. During the same week, we learn that Secretary of State Clinton is willing to renegotiate our sanctions […]

After Kim Jong-il

North Korea has once more been in the news, this time with the historic visit-cum-rescue operation headed by Bill Clinton to free two American journalists that had been held for four months. For a nation as isolated from the world at large politically and economically, it has held quite the attentive position of newsmaker the […]

Preparing for the Next “Red Scare”

Are we always to be fearful and preparing ourselves for those who are rising economically behind us? The past twenty years has seen the exponential growth of wealth in China and with it, the positioning of the country as another Us vs. Them competition within our domestic politics and media. Most of rhetoric is framed […]