Tag Archives: Foreign Affairs

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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Are Pentagon Contractors Driving U.S. Foreign Policy?

Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff to US Secretary of State Colin Powell from 2002 to 2005 and expert in foreign policy and national security affairs, will speak on the excessive political influence of Pentagon contractors on U.S. foreign … Continue reading

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Obama Is The New Godfather?

Somehow I got on the John Bolton email list and one thing I know from the experience is the former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations doesn’t care for the way foreign policy is going these days. This guy was … Continue reading

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Iowa Supports Middle East Peace

Among the groups gearing up for Iowa’s first in the nation presidential caucus is Iowans Supporting Israel (ISI). According to their web site, “Iowa has an important role in the quadrennial selection of our President, we also have the responsibility … Continue reading

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An Iowan on Syria

Newman Abuissa is an Iowa City resident, an engineer for the Iowa Department of Transportation, and was born in Syria. He is a naturalized U.S. citizen and before the Syrian conflict, he made regular trips to Syria with his family … Continue reading

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Oh, Hillary

There is no doubt that as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton undid much of the damage to the United States image in the world done by the George W. Bush administration.  Foreign perceptions of our country improved, in part because … Continue reading

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Drone Strikes: U.S. Targeted Killings

Airpower enthusiasts claim that drones, or “unmanned aerial vehicles” (UAVs), offer the possibility of quick, clean, and decisive victory in the war on terror. They are easy to deploy, save pilots’ lives, and avoid American casualties. Drones qualify as the … Continue reading

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Iowans Arrested at KC Nuke Plant Protest

(UPDATED July 16, 2013) Iowa Catholic Workers Frank Cordaro, Ed Bloomer, Elton Davis, and Jessica Reznicek were among two dozen people who were arrested Saturday morning for trespassing at the entrance to the National Nuclear Security Administration’s new south Kansas City … Continue reading

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