Category Archives: Foreign Affairs

Slaying A Foreign Government Official

The politics of Iran has been on my radar since the Iranian Revolution when Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was overthrown in 1979 and an Islamic republic replaced the monarchy. I lived in Mainz, Germany that year. I was a mechanized infantry … Continue reading

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Questions About Our New War With Iran

At 3:15 a.m. CST my phone rang. It was an international call from Jordan. I don’t know anyone in Jordan and the caller did not leave a message. I know a few people who travel in the Middle East from … Continue reading

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Iran Deal Update

Except for the president and members of his administration, the world supports the Iran Deal negotiated by the Obama administration with key allies and Iran. On June 28, Austria, Belgium, Finland, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden, which are not … Continue reading

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Nuclear Abolition in Trump World

Elimination of nuclear weapons remains a priority for many of us who followed disarmament progress through the years. Our work hasn’t ended. What should be our priorities in Trump World? To a large extent, society answered that question in the … Continue reading

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Scourging Yemen

Scourging Yemen by Kathy Kelly On May 10, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia informed the UN Security Council and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres that Saudi Air Defenses had intercepted two Houthi ballistic missiles launched from inside Yemeni territory targeting … Continue reading

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Splitting Migrant Families, How Could This Happen?

Splitting Migrant Families, How Could This Happen? By David Shorr Ever since President Trump started splitting parents and children at our southern border, I’ve been thinking about the last time I was called for jury duty. Jurors were being picked … Continue reading

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Helsinki And New START

I don’t know one person, acquaintance or public figure who thought the July 16 meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in Helsinki went well. The only people who found a ray of hope in the awkward encounter are those … Continue reading

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Is It “Meddling”?

“Meddling” is such a namby-pamby word. It conjures up visions of nosy old ladies with metal framed glasses at the end of their noses looking cross wise at someone. The old lady is about to tell the person what they … Continue reading

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Why Stop Denuclearization at North Korea?

(From Physicians for Social Responsibility which has a small but vocal footprint in Iowa). Responding to citizens everywhere who yearn for peace, political leaders in South Korea, North Korea, China and the United States staged a flurry of diplomatic activity … Continue reading

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Write Your Letters To The Editor

Below is a letter to the editor from Muscatine County Democratic chair, Don Paulsen Forty-seven Republican U.S. Senators, including Iowa’s Charles Grassley and Joni Ernst, have shamefully and illegally tried to sabotage negotiations between the United States and Iran. The … Continue reading

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