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: Russia sees through Trump’s Iran bluster, but has Middle East problems of its own


By trying to isolate Russia and Iran, the US is only isolating itself. Russia sees through Trump’s Iran bluster, but has Middle East problems of its own By Reese Erlich June 14, 2019, 48Hills.org MOSCOW — President Donald Trump won’t go to war with Iran. That was the prediction of Russian experts I interviewed in … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: Russian Journalist Vladimir Pozner on Iran, Syria, the United States, and Putin


He was well known in the 1980s as an articulate, English-speaking defender of Kremlin policies. Later Vladimir Pozner began describing himself as a “man of the left.” https://progressive.org/dispatches/-russian-journalist-iran-syria-united-states-putin-erlich-190530/ by Reese Erlich May 30, 2019 Vladimir Pozner hosts a very popular interview show, simply called Pozner, on Russian television, and he doesn’t pull his punches. When I … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: The Secret Behind Chinese Trepangs


Reese Erlich is on assignment in Moscow. He offers this humorous memory about a long ago visit to that famed city. by Reese Erlich May 17, 2019 https://progressive.org/dispatches/foreign-correspondent-secret-chinese-trepangs-erlich-190517/ I was nineteen when I first visited the country, then known as the USSR, with my parents and sister in 1966. It was quite exotic for Americans … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent — Bernie and Biden: A foreign policy analysis


Two of the leading Democratic presidential contenders have spent decades in DC. Here’s a look at their records on war, interventionism, and other key issues. By Reese Erlich May 3, 2019 – 48Hills  Supporters of former Vice President Joe Biden praise him as a man with extensive foreign policy experience. He’s living proof, however, that … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: Will Julian Assange get a fair trial?


He’s pissed off pretty much everyone with any power in Washington DC. By Reese Erlich, 48Hills, April 19, 2019 Will Julian Assange get a fair trial in the US? British police dragged Wikileaks founder Julian Assange out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on April 11, witnessed by a scrum of international media. Authorities in the … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: The Ukraine elections, Putin, and Trump


How the presidential election in a former Soviet state is related to the Russiagate scandal By Reese Erlich – April 5, 2019 https://48hills.org/2019/04/ukraine-putin-trump/ Ukrainians can chose a crook or a clown as their new president. So far the clown is winning. Volodymyr Zelensky, a prominent comedian without political experience, received 30 percent of the vote … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: How the US Media Distort News from Venezuela


Most of the reporters are echoing the lines of the Trump Administration — as if anything Trump says is credible. By Reese Erlich – March 22, 2019 – 48Hills Whenever officials in Washington, D.C. set out to overthrow a foreign government, mainstream US media outlets are there to give a helping hand. All pretense of … Continue reading

What’s really happening in Kashmir?


The geopolitics behind the recent military attacks from India and Pakistan By Reese Erlich – March 8, 2019, 48Hills https://48hills.org/2019/03/whats-really-going-on-in-Kashmir/ On Feb. 14, a suicide bomber killed more than 40 Indian soldiers in Kashmir in what India claimed was a terrorist attack. India retaliated by bombing a terrorist training camp, which turned out to be … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: How the War in Yemen Could End in a Matter of Days


“It would affect their ability to fight immediately.” February 21, 2019 https://progressive.org/dispatches/how-the-war-in-yemen-could-end-in-days-erlich-190221/ The murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has intensified Washington’s debate over the war in Yemen. On February 13, by a 248-177 vote, the House of Representatives passed a War Powers Act resolution to end U.S. participation in the war. But officials … Continue reading