Mel Gurtov


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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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, Gilmer Free Press
Date: September 6,7,10,12,15,2018
444 Words

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Another Week Under Trumpocracy

“Some takeaways from another week under He Who Would Be Emperor: “All politics is local.” Speaking to local issues rather than echoing the official mantra may be the only way Democrats are going to win back the House…”

Mel Gurtov
Published in: Counterpunch, The Sunburg News, Mel Gurtov Blog, Bainbridge Island Review, The Russophile, Sierra County Prospect, The Journal Tribune, Superior Telegram
Date: August 21,22,23,2018
630 Words

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