Mel Gurtov


Road to Ruin: Trump’s Middle East Retreat

“The flight of the generals is now complete with the resignation of General James Mattis—the last of the four generals to depart, and the last to give up the naïve belief he could bring sanity and order to the White House…”

Mel Gurtov
Published in: LA Progressive, Bainbridge Island Review, The Sunburg News, Sentinel News, Sierra County Prospect, The Times and Democrat
Date: December 24,26,30,2018
630 Words

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Weaponizing Humanitarian Aid

“Long ago, US foreign aid programs honored the principle that humanitarian aid should be treated separately from economic and military assistance to governments. Public Law 480 (popularized as “Food for Peace”), which began under President Eisenhower in the 1960s and expanded under President Kennedy…”

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China Policy: Disappointment Is No Excuse

“I think the writer correctly cites America’s disappointment with China. We can go back three or four administrations and find presidents and…”

Mel Gurtov
Published in: Counterpunch, Sentinel News, Bainbridge Island Review, The Sunburg News, Pagosa Daily Post, West Side Gazette, Sierra County Prospect, The Journal Tribune, Davis Enterprise, The Red & Black, Gilmer Free Press
Date: November 30, December 1,5,7,9,12,2018 January 10,2019
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Is China a “Responsible Great Power”?

“President Xi Jinping would like everyone to pay attention to how China is exerting leadership in world affairs as a “responsible great power.” While the Trump administration is in retreat, Xi is taking full advantage of the leadership vacuum…”

Mel Gurtov
Published in: Mel Gurtov Blog, Counterpunch, LA Progressive, The Sunburg News, Sierra County Prospect
Date: October 31,November 1,2,2018
799 Words

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Getting Away with Murder

“In March I wrote about the visit to Washington of Saudi Arabia’s new leader, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. At the time most of the media were reporting uncritically about him and his regime…”

Mel Gurtov
Published in: LA Progressive, Counterpunch, The Sunburg News, Mel Gurtov Blog, Critical Studies, Mysantrophy Press, Sierra County Prospect, Sentinel News, The Russophile, West Side Gazette, City Watch, Bainbridge Island Review
Date: October 15,17,18,24,2018
779 Words

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