foreign-policy

COMMENTARY

Normalizing our relations in the Middle East is reflective of broader geopolitical and geo-economic concerns | Opinion

BY: - March 8, 2021

Biden’s decision to re-enter nuclear talks with Iran will drive Israel, Saudi Arabia, and other Arab states toward one another as the U.S. pursues diplomatic relations with all major players in the region.

COMMENTARY

How COVID-19 is going to reset the world order and the U.S.’s place in it | Opinion

BY: - May 3, 2020

With the U.S. having exited from its hard-won position of global leadership, China has willingly stepped into the role America once dominated.

COMMENTARY

Why is it important for the U.S. to remain engaged in Venezuela? | Opinion

BY: - February 27, 2020

There are two really, big reasons this South American nation and its citizens are important to American interests. The country is in a humanitarian crisis.

COMMENTARY

This is the smallest, big event in the War on Terror you didn’t hear about | Opinion

BY: - February 14, 2020

Amidst the flurry of impeachment news, coronavirus and the election, Americans people mustn’t overlook this important military action, lest we forget that our nation remains at war.

COMMENTARY

Why we must stand against American colonialism in the Middle East | Opinion

BY: - January 17, 2020

The United States does not actually care about democracy abroad, and we have only used that excuse when we sought to invade another country. 

COMMENTARY

The U.S. is still in Iraq. Are we liberators? Or are we occupiers? The answer matters | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - January 16, 2020

In the absence of a long-term strategy, the Trump White House has been lurching from appeasement to reaction, with no end in sight.

COMMENTARY

Trump’s Iran strike was a radical departure from ‘America First’ | Opinion

BY: - January 12, 2020

The crisis with Iran is giving us flashbacks to the war with Iraq. 2020 is beginning to look a lot like 2003. 

COMMENTARY

Are we about to blunder into war in Iran? Some points to ponder | Opinion

BY: - January 7, 2020

Every leader of the KGB was just as bad as Soleimani during the Cold War, but we didn’t assassinate them for a good reason.

Protesters take to Capitol steps to oppose Iran escalation

BY: - January 4, 2020

Roughly 30 people gathered on the front steps of the Pennsylvania Capitol building Saturday to protest the threat of war with Iran. “I’m nearly past 30 and we’ve been at war for as long as I can remember,” Chris Thomas, a 28-year old Middletown resident said. Thomas is also a member of the Harrisburg chapter […]

COMMENTARY

Trump’s Iran attack is a reminder Congress has to reclaim its war-making authority | Opinion

BY: - January 3, 2020

The president wields no power more terrifying than the power to wage war. But he wields that power in all our names, not just his own.

How Pa. lawmakers responded to Trump’s airstrike that killed a top Iranian military leader

BY: - January 3, 2020

(This rolling list will be updated) Iranian leaders were vowing revenge Friday after a drone strike that killed a top military commander. The leader, Qasem Soleimani, was a “towering figure” in training Iran’s proxies around the Middle East, and was plotting an attack against the United States, the Washington Post reported, citing Trump administration officials. […]

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Three years and three reminders: Iran must free American citizen Xiyue Wang | Opinion

BY: - August 15, 2019

By Jonathan C. Rothermel This past Aug. 7 marked the three-year anniversary of the unjust detention of an American citizen in Iran. For most Americans, it’s just another day, but for Xiyue Wang and his family it is yet another year apart. Wang, a Princeton University doctoral student, had been gathering archival research for his […]