Posts Tagged ‘policy’

America’s Neoliberal Financialization Policy vs. China’s Industrial Socialism

April 15, 2021 By Michael Hudson and posted with special permission Nearly half a millennium ago Niccolo Machiavelli’s The Prince described three options for how a conquering power might treat states that it defeated in war but that “have been accustomed to live under their own laws and in freedom: … the first is to ruin them, […]

A flip-flop on the ‘not mandatory’ jab policy in NZ (Video)

I do clearly recall our leader who says people matter, telling us that vaccinations will not be mandatory. In September 2020 Chris Hipkins said the covid-19 injection would not be compulsory (video at 58 seconds). Hear her in this speech now clearly enunciating that the expectation is to be vaccinated. I have had a port […]

Team Trump Launches ‘America First Policy Institute’ With Paula White Leading ‘Center for American Values’

American voters rejected former President Donald Trump at the ballot box in 2020, but he and his team are not going away quietly—or at all. As Axios reported Tuesday, a group of Trump administration officials and advisers is launching the America First Policy Institute, which its president Brooke Rollins says in a launch video is […]

A roundtable on the Coronavirus and the policy response

Great Barrington Declaration Scientists with Gov. DeSantis in Florida Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, on the one-year anniversary of the lockdowns, invited back the scientists behind the Great Barrington Declaration, signed at the offices of the American Institute for Economic Research, for a roundtable on the Coronavirus and the policy response. It is exceptionally educational, and points […]

In reverse of Trump-era policy, Biden administration restores funding to UNRWA

The Biden administration has announced its plans to reinstate millions of dollars in aid to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), nearly three years after the Trump administration halted US funding for the agency.  In a statement on Wednesday US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said […]

China’s Policy Towards Liberation of Bangladesh

During about 8 to 9 months of 1971, the Pakistani Army and its local collaborators killed nearly 2.5 million people , raped over 3 lakh women and uprooted nearly 10 million from their  homes in Bangladesh ( then known to the world as East Pakistan) in a genocidal crackdown. This was not hidden from the […]

Biden’s Aggressive Foreign Policy

What Joe Biden has done right We should praise Joe Biden for the good decisions that he had made during his first few months in office. He has filled positions in his cabinet with and administration with an ethnically diverse and gender balanced group of people. For example, we can think of his new Secretary […]

US Carrier Launches Operations In East Med As Top US Syria Policy Czar Calls Al-Qaeda Leader “An Asset”

And now in 2021 we are still witnessing headlines like this: “Eisenhower Strike Group Joins Anti-ISIS Effort”. The Pentagon this week announced that the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower strike group has initiated flight operations in the Eastern Mediterranean “to support the continuing campaign against Islamic State remnants in Syria and Iraq.” While in the past […]

Biden’s Venezuela Policy: Continuity With Trump

In Venezuela, brutal sanctions and the recognition of a phony president continue to wreak havoc. Biden has not implemented any real change to US policy towards the country. Historians Steve Ellner and Greg Wilpert discuss the reasons why. Welcome to theAnalysis, I’m Greg Wilpert. Recently, the Biden administration announced that Venezuelans living in the United […]

The Probe into the Israeli Vaccine Policy and its Outcome is beyond Damning.

The Probe into the Israeli Vaccine Policy and its Outcome is beyond Damning. Tap News / Weaver Gilad Atzmon – gilad.co.uk March 23, 2021 In Israel yesterday, an independent legal body that calls itself the Civilian Probe (CP)* published its finding regarding the catastrophic impact of the Pfizer vaccine on the nation. In their report, […]

Provoking A Russian Siege Mentality Is Counterproductive For US Foreign Policy

Posted on March 21, 2021 by Zara Ali By Andrew Korybko Source Leading Russian Senator Alexey Pushkov warned that the US is pursuing the aim of a “prolonged siege of ‘Putin’s Russia’” through “sanctions from hell”, “push[ing] Ukraine into a new war in the Donbass”, and “building up the armed forces on the borders with […]

Penn professor says human rights are marginal issues in U.S. policy making 

TEHRAN – Ian Lustick, a professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, says that human rights have a very “marginal” role in U.S. policy making “if at all”. Unlike former U.S. president Donald Trump who never cared about values such as democracy and human rights, Joe Biden pledged in his presidential campaigns to […]

From the Earth to the Moon: Biden’s China Policy Doomed from the Start

March 17, 2021 US President Biden and Vice President Harris Meet Virtually with their Counterparts in the ‘Quad’. (Photo: Video Grab) By Ramzy Baroud A much anticipated American foreign policy move under the Biden Administration on how to counter China’s unhindered economic growth and political ambitions came in the form of a virtual summit on March 12, linking, […]

Zionists have hijacked Biden admin’s foreign policy posts: ex-Senate candidate

TEHRAN – Mark Dankof, a former U.S. Senate candidate, says radical Zionist zealots like Anthony Blinken, Linda Thomas Greenfield, Victoria Nuland, and now Richard Nephew have “absolutely hijacked” the Biden administration’s key foreign policy posts.   Unlike his promise during election campaigns to reverse Donald Trump’s foreign policy faults, Biden seems to follow the same […]

McCarthy: Biden’s ‘Spreading COVID Throughout’ with Immigration Policy, and Border Will Get Worse

On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “America Reports,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) stated that President Joe Biden is “spreading COVID throughout” with his immigration policy “and the numbers are only going to grow every single day.” Because Border Patrol agents have to be taken off the border to take care of […]

The Pope Visited Iraqi Christians, Victims of U.S. Foreign Policy “ذا ناشونال انترست”: البابا زار المسيحيين العراقيين ضحايا السياسة الأميركية

Reckless decisions to invade and nation build in other countries leads to more harm than good. March 8, 2021  by Bonnie Kristian Pope Francis just wrapped up a trip to Iraq this week for the first-ever papal visit to the country, a trip the Vatican has described as “an act of love for this land, for its people and for […]

Gov. Abbott: Biden ‘Open Border Policy’ Encouraging Illegal Immigration, Enriching Drug Cartels

Joe Biden finally addressed the American people Thursday, for the first time in almost two months, and decreed that if they continue to follow CDC rules they might be able to have a barbecue in their own backyards in four months time. But in the same breath Biden threatened to take away that monumental freedom […]

Chinese Foreign Policy Outlook

March 13, 2021 By Zamir Awan for the Saker Blog China achieved miraculous progress during the last four decades, which were never seen in humankind’s known history. There must be many reasons for its rapid developments, but its foreign policy was one of the significant reasons. In simple words, China opted for a reconciliation policy […]

Ten Problems With Biden’s Foreign Policy – and One Solution

 Written by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies  The Biden presidency is still in its early days, but it’s not too early to point to areas in the foreign policy realm where we, as progressives, have been disappointed–or even infuriated. There are one or two positive developments, such as the renewal of Obama’s New […]

Same as the old boss? President Biden, revolving doors and foreign policy continuity

With a pandemic raging and promises including a $15 minimum wage and student debt relief seeming to acknowledge the growing power of the progressive wing of his party, the troubling aspects of Joe Biden’s picks to run his foreign policy were not seen as very newsworthy during the transition period prior to his inauguration. While […]

Russia calls on U.S. to abandon ‘meaningless policy of maximum pressure’ on Iran

TEHRAN – Russia has welcomed American signals of readiness for talks with Iran to revive a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and major world powers but says the United States needs to end “the meaningless policy of maximum pressure on Iran.” “The US is sending signals of readiness for dialogue to restore the JCPOA. It […]

Biden overturns Trump Policy, Pushes Massive 84-Turbine Offshore Wind Farm to power all southern Massachusetts

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is finished its environmental impact review of a wind farm in federal waters off Massachusetts. According to AP, the company that wants to install the turbines, Vineyard Wind, had withdrawn its application last summer for fear Trump would reject it. President Biden, however, encouraged it once he took office and it […]

The road to Biden’s foreign policy runs through Senator Menendez: Politico

TEHRAN- Bob Menendez, the powerful chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will not let Biden repeat Obama’s mistakes, according to Politico. Since Joe Biden has taken office, his administration has bombed Syria, imposed sanctions on Saudi Arabia and Myanmar, and taken steps to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal. But if Biden thinks he can […]

Could Biden’s Climate Policy Invite More Militarism?

Could Biden’s Climate Policy Invite More Militarism? Above photo: Shutterstock. Climate change poses an existential threat. That doesn’t mean we should further empower an already bloated Pentagon. The first month of the Biden presidency was a flurry of climate action, sweeping away the openly denialist intransigence of the Trump administration. After re-entering the Paris Agreement and canceling […]

U.S. Foreign Policy: Partitioning Syria

US Foreign Policy: “War Is Peace”. Plans to Partition Syria By Stephen LendmanGlobal Research, March 02, 2021Region: Middle East & North Africa, USATheme: US NATO War AgendaIn-depth Report: SYRIA All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). *** Recall GWB: “I just […]

A year of discriminatory COVID policy now makes it to Israel’s international airport

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00 Hits: 6

The Moral High Ground Cannot Replace Foreign Policy

Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. JNS.org – A month after taking office, US President Joe Biden has decided to stop sitting on the sidelines in the Middle East. However, it is not Iran — the aggressive force seeking to destabilize the region — that Washington has it its sights, […]

Trump’s baseless election claims march GOP into ‘policy wasteland’

In Georgia, where Democrats not only beat Trump in November but flipped the U.S. Senate in the runoff elections, the Republican-controlled state Senate on Tuesday approved a bill requiring an ID when requesting an absentee ballot. The following day, it was a bonanza across the country. The Iowa House passed a bill designed to limit […]

‘America Is Back’ – Joe Biden’s US Foreign Policy

‘America Is Back’ – Joe Biden’s US Foreign Policy By Roger D. Harris, Popular Resistance. February 26, 2021 | Educate! Above photo: Getty images. US President Biden bellicosely proclaimed, “American is back,” in his major foreign policy priorities speech at the Munich Security Conference on February 19. Repeated twice for effect, Biden signaled the end […]

Experts, policy makers watch Israel’s COVID vaccination ‘passport’ scheme with unease

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00 Hits: 7

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