Volcanoes are erupting in The Philippines, but on-fire Australia received some welcome rain. The Iran war cries have been called off and The Donald’s military powers are about to be hamstrung by the Senate. Meanwhile, his impeachment trial is starting, and we’re all on Twitter for a front-row seat.
If Biden clings to a calcified and militarized conception of national security — as he appears intent on doing — he will put his entire presidency at risk.
The journalistic ‘voice of God’ is often used to defend interventionist policies or push our leaders to do something about, well, everything.
If Biden wants to be “Dr. Build Back Better,” he should assume the additional role of “Dr. Curb the War Habit.”
We are looking at a historic opportunity to close hundreds of unnecessary military bases abroad and improve national and international security in the process.
But it’s time to leave, now.
The 13-year UN arms embargo on Iran is set to expire on 18 October. As part of its maximum pressure campaign against Iran, the Trump administration has vowed to prevent the flow of arms into and out of the country, recently introducing sanctions that target such trade. The United States and its allies in the Middle East maintain that the expiration of the embargo will allow China and Russia to pour weapons into Iran. But this is unlikely to happen in the near term.