Tag: US foreign policy

Hypocrisy Empire III

Part I Part II Why the use of soft power leads to grave consequences The hypocrisy intrinsic to American policy is especially apparent in the use of soft or smart power. Joseph Nye, former Deputy to the Undersecretary of State for Security Assistance, Science, and Technology and Assistant Secretary of […]

U.S. Must Take Lead, Change Policies to End Crisis

The real solution to the extremely dangerous global confrontation looming between Russia and the West must come from Washington. But the prospects for this happening in the foreseeable future are negligible. Major European nations are much more susceptible to suffer unanticipated blowback from the economic sanctions imposed by the United […]

Europe’s darkest hour

The end of the Cold War offered an historic opportunity for Europe to finally end centuries of conflict that had culminated in the devastation of WWII and to start building what President Mikhail Gorbachev called our “common European home”. Communist totalitarianism had quit the world stage, and it seemed there […]

Lame-duck Obama’s brave new world

Fresh out of his latest Congressional election shellacking delivered by the minority who bothered to vote in the United States, the formerly most powerful leader in the world, US President Barack Obama, will star in a thriller this weekend, appearing in the same room with China’s Xi Jinping, Japan’s Shinzo […]