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A Nuclear Plan in Dangerous Times: Letter to the Editor

by Harry Blaney

New York Times, Jan-22-2018 | Letter

Your editorial analysis of the dangers of the Trump administration’s nuclear policy indicates that it can lead only to higher risks of nuclear calamities, with global instability and proliferation of even more weapons of mass destruction... Read More »

A Seat at the Table

by William D. Hartung

Harpers, Jan-16-2018 | Letter

Theodore Postol suggests that a swarm of defensive drones hovering over the Sea of Japan might force Kim Jong-un to the bargaining table [“Destroyer of Worlds,” Forum, December]. But it could also be viewed as a way of increasing the United States’ ability to launch a first strike with impunity... Read More »

Leading from the left

by Harry Blaney

The Guardian, Nov-05-2017 | Letter

As an observer of European politics, I found the summary of the need for a realignment of the moderate left in Europe by Denis MacShane ('What Gordon Brown could learn from this old communist', Comment, last week) to be a necessary call for a rebuilding of a withered 'liberal' politics - in the American sense - throughout the EU... Read More »

Putting the Brake on U.S. Military Actions

by William D. Hartung

NY Times, Oct-29-2017 | Letter

Your welcome editorial describes the scale, range and duration of the multiple American military operations abroad... Read More »

Harry Blaney: Letter to the Editor

by Harry Blaney

The Sunday Times, Oct-27-2017 | Letter

Brexit will in time erase any real influence by Britain over events in Europe and in America. This self-isolation and disengagement will have a negative impact on the UK’s security, economy and global standing. Many from the EU nations died side by side with Britons and Americans in the Second World War to bring about a Europe that is united, democratic and at peace... Read More »

Letters to the Editor: How Clinton, Bush and Obama joined to alienate Russia

by Melvin A. Goodman

The Washington Post, Jul-05-2017 | Letter

In her July 2 op-ed, “Blind on Russia,” Anne Applebaum continued the mythology that “nobody paid much attention as Russia . . . turned into something quite different” from a “Western-oriented, liberalizing state.”... Read More »

German lessons for America: Second Look

by Harry Blaney

USA Today, Jun-11-2017 | Letter

Letter to the editor: I wholeheartedly agree with USA TODAY’s editorial “What U.S. can learn from Germany.” I know that the German efforts to have well-trained workers, strong manufacturing and an advanced industrial and technology basis is a model for America to learn from... Read More »

How are we going to respond to a Trump presidency?

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Center for International Policy, Dec-06-2016 | Press Release, Letter

There is no denying that the recent election results will make our work a lot more difficult. So much of what we have accomplished is now at risk. With both the House and Senate controlled by Republicans, and soon the Supreme Court as well, the Trump administration seems poised to run roughshod over progressives... Read More »

A policy of military restraint makes good sense

by William D. Hartung

Washington Post, Nov-24-2016 | Letter

In addition to trillions of dollars in tax cuts and a $1 trillion infrastructure program, Mr. Trump has proposed a massive military spending binge while the Pentagon’s budget is already at historically high levels — higher than during the peak year of the Reagan administration’s buildup in the 1980s, after adjusting for inflation... Read More »

Zika Messaging

by Jeff Blum

Sep-27-2016 | Letter

Resources dedicated to fight the spread of the Zika are running low. Congress should put partisan politics aside and provide funding to combat the virus. Because Zika primarily threatens pregnant women, sound family planning policies must be a central part of combating this virus.... Read More »

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