The case for abandoning Ukraine

*** Check out the free America Explained newsletter for a few written posts a month on the big issues in U.S. politics and foreign policy and no extra spam *** Russia is threatening war with Ukraine, and demanding that America give in to a whole host of demands if conflict is to be avoided. InContinue reading “The case for abandoning Ukraine”

Was Roe v. Wade bad for the left?

*** Check out the America Explained Substack newsletter for a few written posts a month on the big issues in U.S. politics and foreign policy and no extra spam *** We stand on the brink of a transformation in abortion rights in America. Just last week the Supreme Court seemed to indicate its openness toContinue reading “Was Roe v. Wade bad for the left?”

Biden, the U.S., and China

*** Check out the America Explained Substack newsletter for a few written posts a month on the big issues in U.S. politics and foreign policy and no extra spam *** After nearly a year in office, how has the Biden administration changed U.S.-China relations? And what sort of legacy was left by Donald Trump? InContinue reading “Biden, the U.S., and China”

How are Democrats doing?

*** Check out the America Explained Substack newsletter for a few written posts a month on the big issues in U.S. politics and foreign policy and no extra spam *** Democrats have enjoyed unified control of the federal government for nearly a year. What have they done with that opportunity? Two developments last week –Continue reading “How are Democrats doing?”

The U.S., China, and Aukus

*** Check out the America Explained Substack newsletter for a few written posts a month on the big issues in U.S. politics and foreign policy and no extra spam: https://amerex.substack.com/ *** This is a special episode in which Andy is interviewed by the host of the ISSA podcast at Leiden University, Edmund Flett, about U.S.Continue reading “The U.S., China, and Aukus”

The pivot to Asia is back

*** Check out the America Explained Substack newsletter for a few written posts a month on the big issues in U.S. politics and foreign policy and no extra spam: https://amerex.substack.com/ *** Last week Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States announced a new security agreement aimed at militarily containing China. In this episode IContinue reading “The pivot to Asia is back”

The Taliban rout America

The Taliban are back in Kabul. The U.S.-backed Afghan government and military have collapsed much faster than almost anyone predicted. What does this mean for U.S. politics and foreign policy? And was there another way? Host Andy Gawthorpe breaks down the issues and looks at the long-term issues raised by the weekend’s events. Follow AndyContinue reading “The Taliban rout America”

#StopAsianHate

Over the past year, more and more attention has been focused on an issue which has long been submerged in mainstream discussions of American politics – racism and discrimination against Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders. A wave of scapegoating and hate crimes related to the Covid-19 pandemic and the tragic spa shootings in Atlanta have madeContinue reading “#StopAsianHate”