Tag: foreign policy
Apr. 21, 2017
Dropping the bomb on Trump’s foreign policy
According to whitehouse.gov, President Donald Trump claims that “peace through strength” will be the premise of his U.S. foreign policy and that this will lead to a “more peaceful world with less conflict and more common ground.”
Jan. 27, 2017
The policy that should have been forgotten
The afternoon of Jan 23, I was sitting in class.
Oct. 11, 2013
Where does America stand today?
During the Bosnian crisis of the 1990s, then-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright declared the United States to be the world’s “indispensable” nation. Barack Obama repeated the same sentiment recently with regard to his aborted plan to bomb Syria in retaliation for the alleged use of chemical weapons by Bashar al-Assad in his country’s civil war, though he spoke more tactfully in terms of a special American responsibility to maintain planetary peace and order. But where, exactly, does the U.S. stand today — not in its own eyes but in the world’s?
May. 3, 2013
Bringing an end to hunger in Somalia
A recent report estimated that 260,000 people died in a 2011 famine in Somalia. Many blame the high death toll (previously estimated between 50,000 and 100,000 people) on the slow aid response from wealthy Western nations. This report, which has yet to be corroborated by agencies like UNICEF and the World Health Organization, claims that half of the dead are children under 6 years old. Families are forced to journey up to hundreds of miles along trails that have come to be called “roads of death” in search of refugee camps where they might find aid. The trip to the camps is particularly brutal, and the physically vulnerable (the sick, young and elderly) often don’t make it.