A critical eye on 6 new political films


From Gorbachev to ‘Red Joan’: SFFILM Fest gets geopolitical Our Foreign Correspondent reviews films dealing with nuclear secrets, Perestroika, Syrian refugees, Afghan cinema under Communist rule, and more. https://48hills.org/2019/04/from-gorbachev-to-red-joan-sffilm-fest-gets-geopolitical/ By Reese Erlich – April 5, 2019, 48Hills The 62nd SFFILM Festival kicks off next week, and as usual there’s a plethora of movies to choose … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent — Does Trump want peace in Syria?


http://www.48Hills.org   Foreign Correspondent Trump – the new anti-war champion?  By Reese Erlich  Dec. 28, 2018 Last week President Donald Trump surprised the world, and much of his own staff, by announcing plans to pull over 2000 US troops out of Syria. Then he said he would cut the number of US troops in Afghanistan … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: Trump in Afghanistan


President boasts of accomplishments — but not in a country where he’s expanding a failed US war. By Reese Erlich – August 13, 2018 48Hills https://48hills.org/2018/08/foreign-correspondent-trump-in-afghanistan/ President Donald Trump is back on the stump, trumpeting his alleged triumphs since the 2016 elections. Somehow, he never mentions Afghanistan. For years, Trump has denounced endless foreign wars, … Continue reading

Trump plans permanent occupation of Afghanistan


What will 4,000 more US troops do that 100,000 troops couldn’t do before? By Reese Erlich – August 22, 2017 48 Hills.org On my first reporting trip to Afghanistan, I was surprised to find that so many people supported the US invasion. They loved President George Bush because he got rid of the hated Taliban … Continue reading