It’s Time to Revise the American Concept of Time

September 28, 2021

In the spring of 2020, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden affirmed what his policy concerning the Iran nuclear deal would be if elected: “I would rejoin the agreement and use our renewed commitment to diplomacy to work with our allies to strengthen and extend it.” After eight months...

Is Realism in Foreign Policy Realistic?

October 26, 2020

The year 2020 has understandably been a time of deep confusion in the world of diplomacy, marked by the parallel phenomena of a Donald Trump presidency that may come to an end in January 2021 and the ongoing global curse of COVID-19. Those factors and other more local ones — such as yet another...

What Explains Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy?

October 20, 2020

Ever since his inauguration in 2017, US President Donald Trump has placed an emphasis on unilateralism and the rejection of international organizations and treaties as the hallmarks of his foreign policy. Trump has assumed an aggressive modus operandi in dealing with US partners worldwide and...

How Raytheon Runs US Foreign Policy

May 18, 2020

In 2017, US President Donald Trump’s new administration found itself in a quandary. Should it continue providing weapons for use in Saudi Arabia’s murderous war in Yemen that had been raging for two years? In June 2017, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman unexpectedly declared neighboring...

The US Empire’s Quest for Global Hegemony

November 14, 2019

Making sense of US foreign policy under President Donald Trump is a daunting task. Since his inauguration in January 2017, Trump has made an array of decisions that have been nothing short of provocative, enraging US allies and adversaries alike. Trump’s critics believe he is barely cognizant...

The Unconsciously Racist Foundations of US Foreign Policy

May 22, 2019

The US has never excelled at understanding other cultures, but under Trump the insurmountable obstacles to connecting with cultures that look and feel different have become more apparent. Did we need proof that racism is implicit in US foreign policy? The proof has been there for centuries...

India Is the Biggest Democracy in the World

December 10, 2018

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Brahma Chellaney, a prominent Indian intellectual and author. Bordered by the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, India is the second most populous country and, arguably, the biggest democracy in the world. The World Bank...

Donald Trump’s Policies Have Diminished America’s Global Leadership

November 30, 2018

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to former US Ambassador Carey Cavanaugh. US foreign policy is a hot topic of discussion in the media. Since his inauguration in 2017, President Donald Trump has been embroiled in controversy with world leaders: from hanging up on...

The US President Attacks NATO

July 12, 2018

How else can one describe President Trump’s constant and pointless tirade against the Western world’s most successful and effective alliance? Former US Ambassador Gary Grappo explains. It’s not a headline anyone would ever have expected. Established to protect the recovering nations of...

The Art of Dissidence and Diplomacy

February 10, 2016

Foreign policy is too important to leave to the “professionals.” Through art and culture, we can all work to make the world a better place. The position of the body is the same. The figure is prone on the beach, near the water’s edge. The head is face down in the sand, and the face is just...

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