Adam Goldin shares his writing as a featured columnist for local news sources.
In these articles, you will find information pertaining to foreign policy and international affairs.
Here’s a collection of even more featured columns from Adam Goldin, as seen in various Philadelphia area outlets.
President Trump’s bellicose rhetoric towards North Korea strays radically from the usual norms of diplomacy. Trump has replaced nuanced messaging, designed to prevent miscalculations or misinterpretations that could accidentally lead to war, with blunt school-yard banter designed to taunt and instigate. As a result, many believe war with North Korea is becoming increasingly likely.
As if the Middle East didn’t have enough to contend with, a new regional fissure is developing that could lead to yet another war. The fuse that detonates this explosive is the Iraqi Kurds’ recent referendum for independence. Following the first Gulf War in 1991, the U.S.
Historical comparisons to current events are always a bit strained because each epoch is unique. Drawing exact parallels leads to erroneous conclusions. However, loose comparisons can help conceptualize today’s events and help policy makers avoid past mistakes. The most troubling aspect regarding international affairs today is the sheer volume of discord.
While the world is preoccupied with the growing North Korean nuclear threat, a more traditional big-power conflict between the U.S. and China lurks. China has been aggressively asserting its territorial claims in the South China Sea, upsetting an uneasy balance of power in the region.
At the end of World War II, the U.S sought to establish a free and open international trading system. While this was done ostensibly to rebuild war ravaged economies, it was also a response to geostrategic concerns. By promoting free trade and multila