Search result for: "Quincy Institute"

Will Mexico's Next President Step Out On The Global Stage?

WASHINGTON, US: Millions of Mexican voters will head to the polls this Sunday for what is likely to be a historic national election. With over 20,000 congressional and local positions up for grabs, it’s the largest election in the country's recent history.
0 Comment 20604 view

The Shortsighted US-Japan-South Korea Military Pact

WASHINGTON, US: Driven by their common perception that North Korea and China posed growing threats to their nations’ security, U.S. President Joe Biden, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol, and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida agreed at last August’s summit at Camp David to elevate trilateral military ties to an unprecedented level.
0 Comment 26072 view

Europeans Last Ditch Clutch At Ukrainian Victory

WASHINGTON, US: The military situation in Ukraine is pushing the United States and NATO towards a fateful moment of decision — and it is doing so more quickly than most analysts predicted even a month ago.
0 Comment 16069 view

How The US Can Build On More Normal Iran-Saudi Ties

WASHINGTON, U.S.-Iran and Saudi Arabia concluded a deal Friday to restore normal diplomatic relations and reopen their embassies within two months. The agreement came at the end of a week of Chinese-brokered negotiations in Beijing, which brought an end to the rift between the two governments that has existed ever since Saudi Arabia broke off relations in 2016.

0 Comment 38005 view

Delayed War Powers Vote Risks Further Suffering In Yemen

WASHINGTON, U.S.--On Tuesday evening, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) withdrew his war powers resolution to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led coalition’s brutal war in Yemen in return for a promise from the Biden administration to work with him on ending U.S. involvement in the conflict.

0 Comment 34689 view

How A Lightly-Sourced AP Story Almost Set Off World War III

WASHINGTON, U.S.--At approximately 1 pm EST yesterday, reports emerged that a pair of rockets had slammed into a quiet farming town in Poland. The tragic blast killed two locals, marking the first time that the war in Ukraine bled over into NATO territory.

0 Comment 38199 view

Why We Can’t Rely On NATO To Make Europe Whole Again

WASHINGTON, U.S.--Amid a precarious proxy war with Russia, a brewing crisis with China, and a potential confrontation with Iran – not to mention considerable turbulence at home – Americans can at least take comfort in knowing that the NATO alliance is continuing to expand.

0 Comment 43756 view

Whatever Happened To The ‘Rules-Based International Order?’

WASHINGTON, U.S.--Early last week, President Joe Biden announced that the United States had killed al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Kabul, Afghanistan. The news initially sparked widespread media attention, but in the end it came and went with relatively little fanfare, especially for the death of a long-time American enemy with a $25 million bounty on his head.

0 Comment 69991 view

Groups Urge More Oversight Of US Aid To Ukraine

WASHINGTON, U.S.--A transpartisan coalition of groups calling itself “a diverse network of transparency and advocacy organizations” sent a letter to Senate leaders on Wednesday urging them “to take steps to ensure that all U.S. aid to Ukraine is subject to independent oversight,” primarily by confirming permanent inspectors general at the Departments of Defense and State.

0 Comment 44455 view

Blinken Signals Zero Change From Failed Trump Venezuela Policy

WASHINGTON, U.S.--The United States remains wedded to a failed Trump-era policy towards Venezuela, but it is no closer to achieving its regime change goals today than when it started more than three years ago.

0 Comment 60826 view

Massive Folly: Biden’s 2023 Defense Budget Could Top $800 Billion

WASHINGTON, U.S.--Sources in the Pentagon have told Reuters that the Biden administration is poised to propose a budget for national defense that could top $800 billion for FY 2023, an enormous sum that far exceeds the levels reached at the peaks of the Korean and Vietnam wars or during the Reagan buildup of the 1980s. 

0 Comment 52417 view

New Yemen Violence, Washington Backtracking, Betray Depressing Lack Of Progress

WASHINGTON, U.S.--The recent drone and missile attacks in Abu Dhabi claimed by the Houthis, as well as the retaliatory Saudi coalition airstrikes on a residential area in Sana’a on Monday, show that the war on Yemen continues to destabilise the region and that civilians are still paying the highest price. 

0 Comment 67418 view

Malign Foreign Influence: China's United Front

NEW YORK, U.S.--China obsesses over what the world thinks of it. Its rise to rival the US as the world's greatest economic superpower includes a strong psychological element. China seeks not to be feared, but as having peaceful intentions. 
0 Comment 64442 view