How Cuba is succeeding in the fight against COVID


With a government-run medical system, the island has contained the virus to a tiny fraction of the cases in the US. https://48hills.org/2020/05/how-cuba-is-succeeding-in-the-fight-against-covid/ By Reese Erlich, 48 Hills  May 28, 2020 One morning along a street with cracked sidewalks and houses with fading paint, Dr. Liz Caballero and two medical students stopped at every door in … Continue reading

What countries combat the COVID crisis better than the US?


Other Nations Lead the Way How China, South Korea, and Germany developed effective strategies for fighting COVID-19. https://progressive.org/magazine/other-nations-lead-the-way-erlich/ by Reese Erlich May 26, 2020, The Progressive magazine Nathaniel Brown never thought he would be grateful to see traffic jams in Shanghai. The brake-squealing, pollution-spewing jam-ups were the bane of every Chinese big city. But for … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: Michael Flynn’s forgotten Turkish connection


Before Russiagate, the former national security advisor was an operative for Turkey, tilting foreign policy against the Kurds. By Reese Erlich Foreign Correspondent: Michael Flynn’s forgotten Turkish connection May 22, 2020 Trump’s Justice Department wants to drop all charges against former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn despite his having admitted to being guilty. Twice. The … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: Biden vs. Trump on Foreign Policy


Biden favors discredited Obama foreign policy but still looks better than you know who https://progressive.org/dispatches/biden-vs-trump-on-foreign-policy-erlich-200508/ by Reese Erlich, The Progressive, May 8, 2020 We all know that President Donald Trump’s foreign policy has been a disaster. But is Joe Biden’s any better? Trump promised to stop America’s endless wars but has stationed some 80,000 troops … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: Washington blames China for US problem


Trump officials are tying to deflect from their own pitiful performance Foreign Correspondent: Washington’s COVID blame game By Reese Erlich April 24, 2020 The Republican Party is trying to shift blame for President Donald Trump’s disastrous coronavirus policies onto China. Chinese communists, Republican leaders claim, hid the pandemic from the public, allowing it to spread … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: US Beats War Drums in Iraq


Leaders in Washington and Tehran say they don’t want a full-scale war, but they are playing a dangerous game. https://progressive.org/covid-19/us-beats-war-drums-in-middle-east-erlich-200326/ by Reese Erlich, March 27, 2020 While the world focuses on the coronavirus pandemic, tensions between the US and Iran are heating up. The two countries are engaging in tit-for-tat military attacks that threaten a … Continue reading

Foreign correspondent: I was under a brief coronavirus quarantine


The tests turned out negative — but I am one of the lucky ones with good health care and a stable place to live. https://48hills.org/2020/03/foreign-correspondent-i-was-under-a-brief-coronavirus-quarantine/ By Reese Erlich This story was supported by the Pulitzer Center March 13, 2020 On February 22, I left Iran after a week of covering the country’s parliamentary elections. Ten … Continue reading

Trump’s Harsh Iran Policy Helped Hardliners Win Iran’s Elections


This article was supported by the Pulitzer Center. Trump’s Harsh Iran Policy Helped Hardliners Win Iran’s Elections By Reese Erlich, Truthout Published March 5, 2020 TEHRAN — The landslide victory for hardliners in Iran’s recent parliamentary elections confirms that whoever occupies the White House next year won’t have an easy time dealing with Iran. Many … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: Hardliners win Iran elections but with little enthusiasm


by Reese Erlich https://progressive.org/dispatches/iran-goes-from-bad-to-worse-erlich-200227/ This column was supported by the Pulitzer Center. February 28, 2020 TEHRAN—The parliamentary candidates had rented a large hall for a campaign rally, but only a few hundred supporters showed up. They came to see Mohammad-Bagher Ghalibaf, a leading hardliner and possible presidential candidate next year. As warm-up speakers droned on, … Continue reading

‘It’s a Punch in the Face to Trump’: Why Soleimani’s Killing Could Mean Hard-Line Victories in Iran’s Elections


The country’s parliamentary elections are a measure of popular support for confrontation with the U.S. by Reese Erlich Feb 20 2020, 7:58am The reporting for this story was supported by the Pulitzer Center. TEHRAN — Hundreds of older, mostly blue-collar workers whooped and cheered as parliamentary candidate Sayed Miaad Salehi worked the crowd with the … Continue reading