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.

The Washington Monument and US Capitol silhouetted at dawn in Washington, DC.

There’s a Lonely Voice in Washington, and It’s Talking Some Sense There’s a Lonely Voice in Washington, and It’s Talking Some Sense

For 15 years, the Committee for the Republic has been a dissenting voice of sanity and civility in Washington.

Feb 12, 2019 / James Carden

Trump SOTU South Korea

Trump’s Wildly Inconsistent Foreign-Policy Vision Trump’s Wildly Inconsistent Foreign-Policy Vision

Last night’s State of the Union speech showcased the president’s deeply contradictory approach toward foreign affairs.

Feb 6, 2019 / James Carden

Ro Khanna on Yemen

Q&A: Congress Takes a Historic Step to End the War on Yemen Q&A: Congress Takes a Historic Step to End the War on Yemen

California Congressman Ro Khanna tells us about his co-sponsorship of the House War Powers Resolution.

Jan 30, 2019 / James Carden

Representative Eliot Engel

Congressman Eliot Engel’s Foreign Policy of Belligerence Congressman Eliot Engel’s Foreign Policy of Belligerence

House Democrats should cut back on the virtue-signaling and instead concentrate their efforts on supporting diplomatic efforts to finally put an end to the crisis in Syria.

Jan 22, 2019 / James Carden

US military in Qamishli, Syria

For Once, Trump Isn’t Wrong For Once, Trump Isn’t Wrong

US intervention in Syria has been a disaster. Withdrawing troops from the region is the right thing to do.

Dec 21, 2018 / James Carden

Iranian flag

The Trump Administration Rattles the Saber at Iran The Trump Administration Rattles the Saber at Iran

A Q&A with Dr. Trita Parsi, author of Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran, and the Triumph of Diplomacy.

Dec 5, 2018 / James Carden

Yemen Saudi air strike Sanaa

Paul Ryan Secures His Legacy by Supporting a Brutal War on Yemen Paul Ryan Secures His Legacy by Supporting a Brutal War on Yemen

Already the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, the war in Yemen was further flamed by Ryan’s most recent move.

Nov 15, 2018 / James Carden

US soldier Mosul

Why Liberal Hegemony? Why Liberal Hegemony?

Three new books make the case against a failed grand strategy.

Nov 12, 2018 / James Carden

US National Security Adviser John Bolton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

Trump and Bolton Kill a Historic Nuclear-Arms-Control Agreement Trump and Bolton Kill a Historic Nuclear-Arms-Control Agreement

The new Cold War just got colder.

Oct 24, 2018 / James Carden

US Soldiers in Afghanistan

It Is Time to End the Forever War in Afghanistan It Is Time to End the Forever War in Afghanistan

This week marks 17 years since the war began.

Oct 5, 2018 / James Carden

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