Foreign Correspondent: The Brexit mess


Untangling the strange politics of Britain, the EU, neoliberalism and the left. By Reese Erlich 48 Hills Foreign Correspondent: The Brexit mess November 1, 2019 Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Britain’s tousle-haired answer to Donald Trump, came into office promising to leave the European Union by October 31. He declared that he would rather “die in … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: Trump dumps Kurds as the empire crumbles


In less than two weeks, The Donald has created an entirely avoidable international crisis. Foreign Correspondent: Trump dumps Kurds as the empire crumbles By REESE ERLICH, 48 Hills October 18, 2019 In less than two weeks, President Donald Trump has managed to create a massive and avoidable crisis in Syria. By greenlighting the Turkish invasion … 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 — 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

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 — Venezuela: Democratic uprising or US coup?


Venezuelan activists who support President Maduro formed food co-ops to deal with high cost of groceries. Photo: Reese Erlich   Trump is strangling the country while US oil companies envision big profits. by Reese Erlich https://48hills.org/2019/02/venezuela-democratic-uprising-or-us-coup/ 48Hills.org, February 8, 2019  Tens of thousands of angry people march in the streets to protest lack of democracy. … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: Does Cuba censor the Internet? Think again


Despite US rules that have made phones and connections expensive, many Cubans have free access to global media.  By Reese Erlich https://48hills.org/2019/01/does-cuba-censor-the-internet-think-again/ 48Hills.org, January 25, 2019 HAVANA — A group of Cubans stared intently at the screens of their smart phones here in Old Havana, checking emails and Googling news stories. They and millions of … Continue reading