James Carden

James W. Carden is a contributing writer for foreign affairs at The Nation. He served as a policy adviser to the Special Representative for Intergovernmental Affairs and the Office of Russia Affairs at the US State Department.

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Progressives Are Right to Endorse a ‘No First Use’ Nuclear Weapons Policy Progressives Are Right to Endorse a ‘No First Use’ Nuclear Weapons Policy

Donald Trump and John Bolton are busy dismantling the global nuclear nonproliferation regime. Elizabeth Warren has the right response.

Aug 15, 2019 / James Carden

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Steve Bannon’s Foreign Policy Crusade Against China Steve Bannon’s Foreign Policy Crusade Against China

Bannon joins forces with neocons and re-forms the Committee on the Present Danger to focus on China.

Aug 5, 2019 / James Carden

Mike Pompeo

The Pompeo Commission Is Weaponizing Human Rights The Pompeo Commission Is Weaponizing Human Rights

This effort is another in a long line of efforts by Christian conservatives to interpret “human rights” to further their own parochial agenda.

Jul 30, 2019 / James Carden

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As Trump Tears Up Our Treaties, Can Local Efforts Yield Diplomatic Fruit? As Trump Tears Up Our Treaties, Can Local Efforts Yield Diplomatic Fruit?

A bipartisan bill seeks to bolster the diplomatic efforts of state and local leaders.

Jul 19, 2019 / James Carden

Pete Buttigieg

Pete Buttigieg’s Comprehensive Foreign-Policy Vision Pete Buttigieg’s Comprehensive Foreign-Policy Vision

In a speech at Indiana University, Mayor Pete promised to end America’s endless wars, support nuclear nonproliferation, and rejoin the Iran nuclear deal.

Jun 13, 2019 / James Carden

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Time to Pursue an International Cyber Treaty? Time to Pursue an International Cyber Treaty?

The Mueller report findings show a cyber “wild west” is not in the US national interest.

Apr 30, 2019 / James Carden

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How ‘Russiagate’ Has Reshaped American and Russian Public Opinion How ‘Russiagate’ Has Reshaped American and Russian Public Opinion

As a new study reveals growing distrust between the populations of the two countries, citizen diplomacy becomes all the more important.

Apr 11, 2019 / James Carden

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It’s Time to Rethink Our World Order It’s Time to Rethink Our World Order

On April 2, liberals and conservatives came together on Capitol Hill to challenge the Beltway’s hawkish foreign-policy orthodoxy.

Apr 4, 2019 / James Carden

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NATO Turns 70 NATO Turns 70

Next week, Washington will throw the military alliance a birthday party. How much is there to celebrate?

Mar 28, 2019 / Editorial / James Carden

Representative Ro Khanna

The House Vote to End Support for the War on Yemen Shows How Much Has Changed The House Vote to End Support for the War on Yemen Shows How Much Has Changed

Under the leadership of Republican Speaker Paul Ryan, the House did everything in its power to prevent Ro Khanna’s bill from coming to a vote.

Feb 14, 2019 / James Carden

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