Foreign Correspondent: Inside Biden’s international policy


An important behind-the-scenes battle is being fought over the democratic nominee’s conservative positions. BY  REESE ERLICH 48 Hills — Aug 27,  2020 Last spring, the Biden campaign decided to hit back hard against accusations of being soft on China. So the campaign produced a blistering ad attacking Trump’s failure to confront China in the early days of … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: Is Kamala Harris a Hawk?


Biden’s VP pick has at times embraced militarism and even attacked Trump from the right. Foreign correspondent: Kamala Harris on war, peace, and the Middle East by Reese Erlich Aug 14, 2020, 48Hills.org Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin hasn’t forgotten a 2017 meeting with members of Senator Kamala Harris’s staff to discuss the humanitarian crisis 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: 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: Is reaction to coronavirus overblown?


Let’s insert a little rationality into the debate; it’s serious but hardly cause for panic.  https://48hills.org/2020/02/foreign-correspondent-reaction-to-coronavirus-is-overblown/  By Reese Erlich February 14, 2020 A new and deadly virus from China is coming to get you. Cancel your travel plans, quarantine your grandparents, and don’t let a Chinese person sneeze on you! Social media is all atwitter. … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: What is the role of the US in Hong Kong demonstrations?


  And what would happen if the city became independent from China? BY REESE ERLICH Foreign Correspondent: What is the role of the US in Hong Kong demonstrations? 48 Hills, August 23, 2019 I first met Jason Lee when he was promoting jazz concerts in his hometown of Hong Kong. More recently, he has been … Continue reading

China trade war not going well for Trump


Examining the real reasons behind this misguided US policy. China trade war not going well for Trump By Reese Erlich, 48Hills.org August 9, 2019 China is coming after us! Time to steel ourselves for battle against the human-rights-violating, currency-manipulating, job-grabbing, intellectual-property-stealing, missile-launching evil doers. Or so Washington, D.C. would like us to believe. Washington’s list … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: Elizabeth Warren on War and Peace


Warren’s troubling foreign policy history includes uncritical support of Israel, supporting sanctions on Venezuela, and vilifying Russia and China as national security threats. But her views are also evolving. by Reese Erlich, The Progressive, July 26, 2019 https://progressive.org/dispatches/foreign-correspondent-elizabeth-warren-on-war-and-peace-erlich-190726/ In the last few months Senator Elizabeth Warren has gained ground in public opinion polls tracking the … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: What’s Really Going on in Hong Kong?


To understand the current protests, look at Hong Kong’s colonial history By Reese Erlich July 12, 2019 48Hills.org For more than three months, people in Hong Kong massed in the streets to protest a proposed extradition law. Critics say it would allow China to extradite dissenting students, journalists, and business people to the mainland, where they … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: Why Trump will lose the trade war with China


The tariffs and sanctions are going to hurt everyone, in China, Mexico, Canada … and the US https://48hills.org/2018/07/119892/  By Reese Erlich July 27, 2018 When I first reported from China in 1980, bicycles outnumbered cars on Beijing’s major streets, and the tallest building in town was a 25-story hotel. I visited a small village that … Continue reading