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: 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