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

Foreign Correspondent: Russia Bounty Story Falls Flat


Opportunist Democrats and foreign policy insiders drive ‘hysteria.’ https://progressive.org/dispatches/russia-bounty-story-falls-flat-erlich-200717/ by Reese Erlich July 17, 2020 On June 26, in a major front page story, The New York Times wrote that Russia paid a bounty to the Taliban to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan last year. The story quickly unraveled. While the military is investigating the … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: Libya, the Forgotten War


Though it has disappeared from headlines, Libya’s humanitarian crisis continues unabated. by Reese Erlich, The Progressive https://progressive.org/dispatches/libya-the-forgotten-war-erlich-200702/ July 2, 2020 I arrived at the airport in Tripoli, Libya, on assignment for CBS Radio with my paperwork in order. I even had the phone numbers of local immigration officials in case anything went wrong.  It quickly did. … 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

Why Is Russia in Syria? A first-hand report from Mococw


It’s for many of the same bad reasons used by the United States to justify its military interventions. https://progressive.org/magazine/why-is-russia-in-syria-erlich-190801/ by Reese Erlich August 1, 2019, The Progressive MOSCOW — I’m ankle deep in mud, on a path to a working-class housing project in Moscow following a late spring drenching rain. I’m on my way to … 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: 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

Trump Is Driving Iran into Russia’s Arms


U.S. sanctions won’t necessarily isolate Tehran. They could spur new strategic alliances. Foreign Policy By Reese Erlich May 29, 2019, 3:26 PM Trump Is Driving Iran into Russia’s Arms MOSCOW—Russia is seeking to take advantage of the erratic actions of U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration in the latest U.S.-Iranian crisis to expand its influence 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