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Biden’s International 'Summit for Democracy' Not a Very Good Idea

David Adler and Stephen Wertheim The Guardian
Then US Vice-President Joe Biden and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in Germany in 2015. To undo the damage Trump has wrought at home and abroad, the US must move past outdated foreign policy ideas and resist traveling further down a failed course that divides the world into hostile camps, and prioritizes confrontation over cooperation.

"In Difficult Times": The Tango of Normalization

Rafael Hernandez Cuba US People to People Partnership
To what extent will the emerging political context of elections in the US really allow agreements to be awakened and the tango of relations with Cuba to be re-launched?

Political Upheaval Over Tlaib and Omar Shows the Power of BDS

Philip Weiss Mondoweiss
children holding BDS posters This is a high watermark of opposition to Israel inside U.S. politics in more than 50 years, and it was brought off by two midwestern women of color: Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar trying to visit the occupation even as they support BDS.

America’s Mixed Messages This Time at Sea

Karen J. Greenberg TomDispatch
In the twenty-first-century version of war American-style, other ships have become the very image and essence of hardship and harm in ways that violate the most basic tenets of democracy and justice.
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