Mel Gurtov


A Victory for Diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula

“On September 18 leaders of North and South Korea signed a September Declaration to advance inter-Korean cooperation and the possibility of the North’s denuclearization. Critics immediately dismissed the agreement for having accomplished nothing on the latter objective while largely ignoring what was accomplished on the former…”

Mel Gurtov
Published in: Antiwar, Counterpunch, The Smirking Chimp, Sierra County Prospect, The Journal Tribune, The Virginia Gazette, Bainbridge Island Review, LA Progressive
Date: October 1,2,3,2018
869 Words

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On Dealing with China

“Ever since China’s economic reforms began in 1978, the goal of US foreign policy has been to “manage” China’s rise so that it might become a worthy member of the community of nations dominated…”

Mel Gurtov
Published in: The Journal Tribune, Bainbridge Island Review, Counterpunch, The Smirking Chimp, The Sunburg News, Sierra County Prospect
Date: September 15,17,19,20,2018
1121 Words

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Coming Apart? Maybe Not

“Day by day the Trump administration is coming apart. Revelations abound about the dysfunctions of the Trump team, about Trump’s ignorance and incompetence, and now about a “resistance” group…”

Mel Gurtov
Published in: Post Independent Citizen Telegram, Bainbridge Island Review, The Smirking Chimp, LA Progressive, The Sunburg News, West Side Gazette
Date: September 6,7,10,12,2018
444 Words

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