Reese Erlich

Reese Erlich

Reese Erlich's syndicated column, Foreign Correspondent, appears every two weeks. His book The Iran Agenda Today: The Real Story from Inside Iran and What's Wrong with US Policy ­will be published in October. See his website or follow him on Twitter: @ReeseErlich

 

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Saturday, November 30, 2019
What's Next for Bolivia After Military Coup?
In 2005, I sat in a lounge off the Senate chamber in La Paz, Bolivia, waiting for an interview. I was wearing my best coat and tie. With my thinning hair and grey mustache, I could pass for a Bolivian of European descent. In fact, numerous people smiled and said "buenos días," as if I was a...
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A Lebanese protester waves a national flag as he marches with others during a demonstration along the Fuad Chehab avenue in the capital Beirut on October 29, 2019 on the 13th day of anti-government protests. (Photo: Joseph Eid/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Sunday, November 17, 2019
A New Arab Spring in Lebanon and Iraq
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and Lebanese have been demonstrating in the streets against corruption and for democratic rights. The protestors come from all economic classes and religious/ethnic groups. Like the Arab Spring uprisings that began in 2010, these protests are spontaneous and without...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (R) and opposition Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn walk through the Commons Members Lobby during the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster on October 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth - WPA Pool / Getty Images) Views
Friday, November 01, 2019
Boris, Brexit, and the British Election
Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Britain’s tousle-haired answer to Donald Trump, came into office promising to leave the European Union by October 31. He declared that he would rather “ die in a ditch ” than stay in the EU past that date. But by mid-October he had to ask the EU for an extension and,...
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Syrian Arab and Kurdish civilians flee amid Turkish bombardment on Syria's northeastern town of Ras al-Ain in the Hasakeh province along the Turkish border on October 9, 2019. Views
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Trump Blows It Big Time in Syria
In less than two weeks, President Donald Trump has managed to create a massive and avoidable crisis in Syria. By greenlighting the Turkish invasion of northern Syria, Trump’s policy forced more than 160,000 Syrians to flee their homes. And guess who emerged as the political and military winners?...
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the Republican Jewish Coalition's annual leadership meeting at The Venetian Las Vegas on April 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Views
Sunday, September 08, 2019
Foreign Correspondent: Will Trump Bring Peace to Afghanistan?
Washington, DC is buzzing with talk of troop withdrawals and the impact on peace talks in Afghanistan. The US may start withdrawing troops within months, the start of what would be a gradual withdrawal of all 14,000 US troops from the country. President Donald Trump wants to leave the impression...
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Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Trade War With China Is Not Going So Well For Trump
China is coming after us! Time to steel ourselves for battle against the human-rights-violating, currency-manipulating, job-grabbing, intellectual-property-stealing, missile-launching evil doers. Or so Washington, D.C. would like us to believe. Washington’s list of grievances is long, but they all...
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"Warren’s foreign policy positions have shifted a fair amount in recent years, particularly during the past few months." (Photo: Marc Nozell/flickr/cc) Views
Friday, July 26, 2019
Elizabeth Warren on War and Peace
n the last few months Senator Elizabeth Warren has gained ground in public opinion polls tracking the race for the Democratic Party presidential nomination. In some states, she’s ahead of Senator Bernie Sanders and pulling close to former Vice President Joe Biden. In domestic politics, Warren makes...
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2019 Hong Kong anti-extradition law protest on 7 July 2019 in Tsim Sha Tsui. Views
Sunday, July 14, 2019
What's Really Going on in Hong Kong?
For more than three months, people in Hong Kong massed in the streets to protest a proposed extradition law. Critics say it would allow China to extradite dissenting students, journalists, and business people to the mainland, where they could face prison for their views. Rallies and marches of tens...
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 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (not seen) hold a joint press conference after their meeting in Tehran, Iran on June 12, 2019. (Photo: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) Views
Monday, July 01, 2019
When It Comes to Iran, the So-Called 'Trump Doctrine' Is Sinking Fast
Tehran resident Dariush is exactly the kind of person that the Trump Administration claims to be supporting. He is a middle-class businessman who hates the clerical regime. The White House thinks Iranians like Dariush would welcome the overthrow of their government. But when I talked to Dariush by...
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Sunday, June 30, 2019
The 'Trump Doctrine' Is Sinking Fast
Tehran resident Dariush is exactly the kind of person that the Trump Administration claims to be supporting. He is a middle-class businessman who hates the clerical regime. The White House thinks Iranians like Dariush would welcome the overthrow of their government. But when I talked to Dariush by...
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