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Some Things Never Change - The Trump Administration, Venezuela, and the Foreign Policy Consensus

By Jack Carlos Mindich Published February 27, 2019

Interventionist foreign policy has become entrenched in the establishment of our government. It represents a great risk to the people of other countries, endangers and burdens constituents at home, and is a deeply hypocritical position for many in the establishment. It is also nothing new.


The Time Has Come to De-Escalate Conflict With Tehran

By Jack Carlos Mindich Published November 2, 2017

Written by Jack Carlos Mindich, 11/02/2017 Critics of the Iran Deal argue it will do little to reduce the danger Tehran poses to American interests in the Middle East. However, the current moderate Rouhani regime is the best chance the US has to negotiate with Iran. Rejection of compromise could usher in a less conciliatory government and further threaten Middle Eastern stability further thus the US should continue to recognize the nuclear treaty and work with Rouhani.