Foreign Policy Focus #127 – From Their Perspective

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On FPF #127, I look at current events from the perspective of people in other countries. I explain how US war games create fear among North Koreas. I describe how the US moving of the US Embassy in Israel impacts the Palestinians. I update Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hariri announcing his resending of his resignation and how the could delegitimize him in the eyes of the Lebanese people. I also detail how the current US occupation of Syria could upset the Syrian people. 

Articles

  • The US plans to spend $14.4 million to reopen a Cold War Era base in Iceland. [Link]
  • Trump is expected to announce the US embassy in Israel will move from Tel Aviv to Jerulesum. [Link]
  • Saudi Arabia and the UAE announce new partnership separate from the GCC. [Link]
  • Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced he will no longer be resigning. [Link]
  • Fighting between ISIS-K and the Taliban breaks out in Afghanistan. [Link]
  • The US has increased the number of airstrikes in Afghanistan and killing more Afghani civilians. [Link]
  • The Pentagon says the US will remain in Syria “as long as we need to.” [Link]
  • Iona Craig details the horrors Yemeni children live under. [Link]
  • US bombs being used on civilian targets in Yemen. [Link]
  • Honduran President Hernandez is said to be still ahead in the voting after a partial recount of the presidential election. [Link]
  • The US and South Korean air forces are holding massive war games in South Korea. NSA McMaster says war with North Korea more likely. [Link]
  • Former SDF spokesmen speaks out about SDF ties to the PKK.  [Link]
  • Israel carried out more airstrikes on Assad allied targets near Damascus. [Link]
  • The US missile defense system likely failed to hit Houthi converted SCUD missile fired at Saudi Arabia. [Link]
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