Mel Gurtov


Happy New Year from Kim Jong-un

“Kim Jong-un looked quite cosmopolitan on January 1 as he made his annual New Year’s address to the nation from the comfort of a paneled office, wearing a spiffy Western-style suit and apparently speaking from a teleprompter…”

Mel Gurtov
Published in: Bainbridge Island Review, Counterpunch, The Sunburg News, The Smirking Chimp, Mel Gurtov Blog, Sierra County Prospect, Crow River Media, Gilmer Free Press
Date: January 6,7,10,15,19,2019
557 Words

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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…”

Mel Gurtov
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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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