Nicolas J.S. Davies

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Nuland and Pyatt planning regime change in Kiev. (Photo: Views
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Will the Senate Confirm Coup Plotter Victoria Nuland?
Who is Victoria Nuland? Most Americans have never heard of her because the U.S. corporate media’s foreign policy coverage is a wasteland. Most Americans have no idea that President-elect Biden’s pick for Deputy Secretary of State for Political Affairs is stuck in the quicksand of 1950s U.S.-Russia...
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The new Biden administration needs to take a truly fresh look at the whole range of destructive policies the United States has pursued around the world for decades, and the insidious role the CIA has played in so many of them. (Photo: Codepink) Views
Monday, December 14, 2020
Will Biden’s America Stop Creating Terrorists?
Joe Biden will take command of the White House at a time when the American public is more concerned about battling coronavirus than fighting overseas wars. But America’s wars rage on regardless, and the militarized counterterrorism policy Biden has supported in the past—based on airstrikes, special...
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CODEPINK protests killer drones at DC home of Jeh Johnson. (Photo: CODEPINK) Views
Monday, December 07, 2020
Why Jeh Johnson Would Be a Better Defense Secretary Than Michèle Flournoy
President-elect Biden’s choice for Secretary of Defense has turned out to be one of the most controversial and difficult of his Cabinet appointments. The early front-runner, Michèle Flournoy, was originally seen as a shoo-in and was touted as a great breakthrough for women, but her hawkish views...
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The new Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial, designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, encapsulates Eisenhower's legacy in a four-acre urban park at the base of Capitol Hill featuring a stainless steel tapestry depicting beaches of D-Day, heroic-sized bronze sculptures, and stone bas reliefs. (Photo: Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post via Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, December 02, 2020
Eisenhower's Ghost Haunts Biden's Foreign Policy Team
In his first words as President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for Secretary of State, Antony Blinken said, “we have to proceed with equal measures of humility and confidence.” Many around the world will welcome this promise of humility from the new administration, and Americans should too. Biden's...
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Thursday, November 19, 2020
Ten Foreign Policy Fiascos Joe Biden Can Fix on Day One
Donald Trump loves executive orders as a tool of dictatorial power, avoiding the need to work through Congress. But that works both ways, making it relatively easy for President Biden to reverse many of Trump’s most disastrous decisions. Here are ten things Biden can do as soon as he takes office...
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Joe Biden and Dick Cheney shake hands in 2008. (Photo: Official White House) Views
Monday, November 09, 2020
Will the Biden Team Be Warmongers or Peacemakers?
Congratulations to Joe Biden on his election as America’s next president! People all over this pandemic-infested, war-torn and poverty-stricken world were shocked by the brutality and racism of the Trump administration, and are anxiously wondering whether Biden’s presidency will open the door to...
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An indigenous woman votes at a polling station in Huarina, Bolivia, on October 18, 2020 during the country's general election. - Landlocked Bolivia elects a new president on Sunday after a 2019 poll was annulled and follow-up elections postponed twice amid the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Ending Regime Change—in Bolivia and the World
Less than a year after the United States and the U.S.-backed Organization of American States (OAS) supported a violent military coup to overthrow the government of Bolivia, the Bolivian people have reelected the Movement for Socialism (MAS) and restored it to power. In the long history of U.S.-...
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America's history of war, militarism and international coercion has reached its final stage in the terminal decline of an increasingly corrupt and decadent American empire. (Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images) Views
Monday, October 19, 2020
How Biden Flubbed Town Hall Foreign Policy Question
Toward the end of Joe Biden’s October 15 town hall session , a Trump supporter asked Biden the only foreign policy question of the night. “So peace is breaking out all over the world,” the questioner claimed. “Our troops are coming home. Serbia is talking to Kosovo. And the Arabs and Israelis are...
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The legacy of Donald Trump remains one of continued U.S. wars and aggression, backed by a bloated military budget. (Photo: Flickr / U.S. Air Force photo / Staff Sgt. Stacy L. Pearsall) Views
Monday, October 12, 2020
Trump's True Legacy Is That of a Warmonger
In the aftermath of the attacks on 9/11, the Bush Administration invaded Iraq and tortured prisoners of war and terrorism suspects , in flagrant violation of the U.N. Charter and the Geneva Conventions. As a result, the United States lost standing among many of its traditional allies around the...
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Retired police officer Genadiy Avanesyan, 73, searches for belongings in the remains of his house, which is said was destroyed by Azeri shelling, in the city of Stepanakert on October 10, 2020 Views
Saturday, October 10, 2020
How Can Americans Support Peace in Nagorno-Karabakh?
Americans are dealing with an upcoming general election, a pandemic that has killed over 200,000 of us, and corporate news media whose business model has degenerated to selling different versions of “ The Trump Show ” to their advertisers. So who has time to pay attention to a new war halfway...
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