Talk:Donald Trump achievements: Foreign policy (2019)

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The new Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan appears to be directing his department to focus on China, which is a good thing: [1] --1990'sguy (talk) 19:26, 3 January 2019 (EST)

The State Department issued a travel warning for China: [2] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:51, 3 January 2019 (EST)
El Salvador's recent election could help the U.S. in countering China, assuming its new president takes a strong stance as hoped: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:05, 5 February 2019 (EST)
The richest man in Egypt supports Trump's China policies: [3] --1990'sguy (talk) 13:37, 12 February 2019 (EST)
More on El Salvador's new president and his relations with the U.S.: [4] --1990'sguy (talk) 18:47, 15 February 2019 (EST)
The U.S. is warning Italy about joining China's Belt and Road Initiative: [5] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:05, 9 March 2019 (EST)
Americans' views on China have dropped significantly in the past year, according to Gallup, the lowest number since 2012: [6] --1990'sguy (talk) 10:54, 11 March 2019 (EDT)
Sam Brownback believes, based on reports, that U.S. citizens and legal residents are being held at China's concentration camps for its Muslims: [7] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:39, 29 March 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. might sell F-16s to Taiwan, something China is nervous about -- hopefully, this sale will happen: [8] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:05, 31 March 2019 (EDT)
Some Chinese people think Trump is the only way China can become more democratic and free-market-oriented: [9] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:45, 16 April 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. should consider fighting China's firewall so its people can get more information on the internet and evade Chinese censorship: [10] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:22, 29 April 2019 (EDT)
Hopefully, the defense bill Trump eventually signs into law will be as tough against China as the one introduced in the Senate today: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:04, 23 May 2019 (EDT)
I don't often link to "Yahoo" articles, but this one is somewhat interesting as it describes the trade war between the U.S. and China as an extension of a growing geopolitical conflict between the two countries: [11] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:01, 26 May 2019 (EDT)
The State Department is reportedly planning on banning Chinese officials who persecuted the group Falun Gong from entering the U.S.: [12] --1990'sguy (talk) 02:41, 1 June 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. is considering a $2 billion arms sale to Taiwan: [13] --1990'sguy (talk) 02:15, 7 June 2019 (EDT)
Another article on this potential sale, which also discusses a brief overview of relations with Taiwan during the Trump Administration: [14] --1990'sguy (talk) 10:07, 18 June 2019 (EDT)
The whole deal in Hong Kong is strengthining the West's resolve against China: [15] --1990'sguy (talk) 07:30, 26 June 2019 (EDT)
The State Department gave its approval for the arms sale to Taiwan, though the sale itself doesn't appear to be finalized yet: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:40, 8 July 2019 (EDT)
There are growing calls in the U.S. to stop calling Xi Jinping China's "president" as that implies he was democratically elected: [16] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:40, 14 November 2019 (EST)

Interesting articles on China's rise and rivalry with the U.S.: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:33, 23 April 2019 (EDT)

China is also militarizing the deep sea: [17] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:55, 23 April 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. isn't the only country asserting "freedom of navigation" in the Taiwan Strait -- France did it too: [18] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:41, 26 April 2019 (EDT)
The danger posed by both China and Russia: [19] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:37, 5 May 2019 (EDT)
China's strategy -- fortunately, the Trump Administration is taking strong action against China compared to previous administrations: [20] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:55, 5 May 2019 (EDT)
This article only discusses Trump and his policies in the very last paragraph, but the author speaks highly of Trump's policies toward China: [21] --1990'sguy (talk) 19:07, 10 June 2019 (EDT)
Canada has also sailed ships through the Taiwan Strait: [22] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:37, 28 June 2019 (EDT)
China refused to allow a U.S. ship to dock at a Chinese port: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:02, 28 August 2019 (EDT)

Pending statements by Pompeo at an Arctic conference: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 09:04, 6 May 2019 (EDT)

Great statement by Trump on how Biden would be weak on foreign relations: [23] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:26, 8 May 2019 (EDT)
Simular comments: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:30, 8 May 2019 (EDT)
Comments between the U.S. and China: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 02:23, 3 June 2019 (EDT)
Some more statements by Pompeo on China in Thailand: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 19:10, 1 August 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. wants to renew a security agreement with Pacific island nations: [24] --1990'sguy (talk) 07:33, 5 August 2019 (EDT)
VP Pence met with representatives of groups persecuted in China,[25] while the Chinese government is pushing back on U.S. plans to deploy midrange missiles in Asia: [26] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:47, 6 August 2019 (EDT)
Trump sent a letter to a family member of a Chinese person persecuted for his Christian beliefs: [27] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:01, 12 August 2019 (EDT)
Some articles on the Trump Administration's response to the situtation in Hong Kong, including its (correct) insistence that it is a matter between Hong Kong and China, and not the U.S.: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:24, 14 August 2019 (EDT)
Pentagon statements against China for the latter's intrusion of Vietnamese waters: [28] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:50, 26 August 2019 (EDT)
Ted Cruz is urging Trump to block a certain UN nominee by China: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:09, 11 September 2019 (EDT)
Some conservatives want Trump to be more vocal in his support for Hong Kong: [29] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:48, 16 September 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. government is displeased at the Solomon Islands' decision to recognize China rather than Taiwan, with Mike Pence canceling a visit to the country: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:17, 17 September 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. is considering reducing aid to the Solomon Islands because of its decision: [30] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:20, 18 September 2019 (EDT)
Pompeo seems to be taking a tough stance against China's treatment of the Uighurs: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:45, 22 September 2019 (EDT)
Interesting op-ed on what the U.S. should do to counter China in the Pacific: [31] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:12, 22 September 2019 (EDT)
China's military parade is making the U.S. military think again about American dominance: [32] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:38, 3 October 2019 (EDT)
China continues to be unhelpful toward the U.S. regarding North Korea while it also evades U.S. sanctions on Iran: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 09:11, 16 October 2019 (EDT)
In response to China imposing restrictions on America diplomats, the U.S. is requiring Chinese diplomats to inform the State Department of official meetings: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:22, 16 October 2019 (EDT)
Pence will give a major China speech on October 24: [33] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:32, 18 October 2019 (EDT)
Because of the China trade agreement (or intention of finding an agreement), Pence is expected to not be as tough on China as in earlier speeches: [34] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:38, 24 October 2019 (EDT)
Good criticisms from Josh Hawley of the Pentagon's force levels in the Pacific, making the U.S. vulnerable to China: [35] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:11, 25 October 2019 (EDT)
Somewhat interesting article related to certain statements by Pompeo on China: [36] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:35, 30 October 2019 (EDT)
Somewhat interesting article on China's response to Pompeo's statements on the Chinese Communist Party at the 30th annivarsary of the fall of the Berlin Wall: [37] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:34, 11 November 2019 (EST)
An interesting op-ed calling on Congress to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank to help counter China: [38] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:10, 15 November 2019 (EST)

An earlier article on the U.S.'s human rights report on China: [39] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:06, 18 June 2019 (EDT)

This seems like a decent upcoming book by Newt Gingrich: Trump vs. China: Facing America's Greatest Threat,[40] though it seems more focused on China than on Trump. --1990'sguy (talk) 10:53, 14 October 2019 (EDT)
Decent op-ed arguing that China's imperialism must be countered by American nationalism: [41] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:59, 28 October 2019 (EDT)
Israel, pressured by Trump, formed a committee to monitor Chinese investments: [42] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:02, 31 October 2019 (EDT)
Interesting article/video related to Chinese interference in the U.S.: [43] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:42, 4 November 2019 (EST)
The U.S. criticized China for some of its actions in Hong Kong: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:33, 18 November 2019 (EST)
Interesting article discussing the two pro-Hong Kong bills Congress just passed and that Trump will hopefully sign: [44] Meanwhile, the U.S. is having trouble creating military unity with other countries against China: [45] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:02, 21 November 2019 (EST)
The U.S. is working with Taiwan to secure the latter's upcoming elections from China: [46] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:51, 22 November 2019 (EST)
This article from over a year ago states that the Navy was planning a major show of force: [47] This may have already happened, and maybe I even added it to one of the sub-articles, but I haven't checked yet. --1990'sguy (talk) 17:18, 22 November 2019 (EST)
Some criticisms from Pompeo on China's human rights record: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 17:12, 26 November 2019 (EST)
China is using Arctic "research" to increase its military reach into the region: [48] --1990'sguy (talk) 18:24, 29 November 2019 (EST)
Extra articles related to Trump's signing of the recent Hong Kong bill and the trade negotiations: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:51, 29 November 2019 (EST)
China retailiated by banning U.S. military ships and aircraft from landing at Hong Kong: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:31, 2 December 2019 (EST)
China also appears to be retailiating against U.S. NGOs in Hong Kong, though the NGOs appear to be standing firm: [49] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:36, 2 December 2019 (EST)
Both houses of Congress have passed another bill effectively condemning China for its policies against Uighur Muslims: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:11, 3 December 2019 (EST)
The World Bank (led by a former Trump Administration official, BTW) approved a $1+ billion annual lending plan for China despite U.S. opposition: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:39, 6 December 2019 (EST)
Interesting op-ed on how the U.S. should cut all economic ties with China: [50] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:16, 10 December 2019 (EST)
Another op-ed on how the U.S. should restore warship visits to Taiwan: [51] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:47, 10 December 2019 (EST)
The U.S. secretly expelled two Chinese diplomats for spying: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:04, 15 December 2019 (EST)
Hopefully, the Trump Administration will oppose China's effort to have its nominee lead the World Intellectual Property Organization: [52] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:40, 17 December 2019 (EST)
This article is rather biased against the U.S. (since even when the U.S. was allegedly "more involved" in international organizations, it cared more about democracy promotion and world peace while China took a "Chinese power / put China first" approach), but it states how China is being aggressive on the world stage and contrasts it with the Trump Administration: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 11:32, 21 December 2019 (EST)
There are problems with the U.S. Navy's intelligence and surveillance in the South China Sea: [53] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:40, 25 December 2019 (EST)
Somewhat interesting op-ed on topics related to U.S.-China relations going forward: [54] --1990'sguy (talk) 19:42, 31 December 2019 (EST)

European Union issues[edit]

Great statement by Trump about his popularity in Europe: [55] --1990'sguy (talk) 19:26, 3 January 2019 (EST)


The Trump Administration signed a deal with the UK on post-Brexit trade: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 10:24, 15 February 2019 (EST)

The administration is looking toward negotiating a final trade deal: [56] --1990'sguy (talk) 13:17, 1 March 2019 (EST)
Nigel Farage discussed with Trump the possibility of supporting a no-deal Brexit: [57] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:31, 12 March 2019 (EDT)
What Trump could do regarding Brexit to help the UK: [58] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:21, 13 March 2019 (EDT)
Great comments by Trump on the whole Brexit situation right now, as well as the EU in general: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:00, 14 March 2019 (EDT)
Positive statements by NSA Bolton on Brexit: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:59, 29 March 2019 (EDT)
Some great statements by Trump on the EU and Brexit: [59] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:49, 10 April 2019 (EDT)
Great -- Trump is again telling the UK to pursue a "no deal" Brexit if the EU doesn't offer a good deal: 1,2,3,4,5,6 Also, see John Bolton's comments, mentioned further down. --1990'sguy (talk) 01:20, 2 June 2019 (EDT)
More on Trump's statements on Brexit and a trade deal, as well as his state visit: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 --1990'sguy (talk) 13:28, 4 June 2019 (EDT)
In addition to criticizing and refusing to work with the UK's ambassador to the U.S. because of anti-Trump comments, Trump criticized Theresa May again for her handling of Brexit: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:24, 8 July 2019 (EDT)
Some positive statements by Trump on Boris Johnson: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:48, 19 July 2019 (EDT)
Trump is continuing to criticize London's socialist mayor: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 12:42, 20 July 2019 (EDT)
Some good statements by the U.S. Ambassador to the UK on Boris Johnson: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:37, 26 July 2019 (EDT)
Trump stated that the U.S. is working on a trade agreement with the UK under Boris Johnson: 1,2,3,4 Also, more on Trump and Johnson: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:01, 27 July 2019 (EDT)
More on the potential trade deal: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:00, 30 July 2019 (EDT)
45 GOP senators pledged to support post-Brexit Britain: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:22, 3 August 2019 (EDT)
Extra articles on Trump's congratulating Johnson and discussing a trade agreement: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 --1990'sguy (talk) 09:05, 13 December 2019 (EST)
Interesting article comparing Trump and Boris Johnson: [60] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:15, 13 December 2019 (EST)

Decent op-ed on the relevance of Brexit to Americans: [61] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:03, 4 August 2019 (EDT)

Military interventionism[edit]

The DoD will reportedly reduce its presence in Somalia now that al-Shabab has been badly damaged: [62] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:39, 4 January 2019 (EST)

The U.S. announced it had sent soldiers to Gabon and the Congo: 1,2 Hopefully, they won't be there for long. --1990'sguy (talk) 23:53, 4 January 2019 (EST)
Bolton is warning Syria not to use chemical weapons, among other warnings to various countries: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 --1990'sguy (talk) 00:38, 6 January 2019 (EST)
Trump's statements on the Syria withdrawal: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:52, 7 January 2019 (EST)
This is a somewhat interesting critical perspective on Pompeo's speech today, though I won't add it to the article (since its writer is not particularly conservative, judging by her past articles): [63] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:42, 10 January 2019 (EST)
Rand Paul's statements after meeting with Trump are reassuring: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:18, 16 January 2019 (EST)
Interesting article on the U.S.'s conflict in Somalia against al-Shabaab: [64] --1990'sguy (talk) 13:59, 17 January 2019 (EST)
Pompeo stated that the U.S. would not actually withdraw from the Middle East (though I don't think he's necessarily talking about troop levels): [65] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:31, 20 January 2019 (EST)
Another article on al-Shabaab: [66] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:40, 21 January 2019 (EST)
The U.S. is apparently sending extra troops into Syria to help withdraw -- seems sort of ironic, but if it works, I'm fine with it: [67] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:11, 24 January 2019 (EST)
The Trump Administration wants to get out of Afghanistan, according to an anonymous official: [68] --1990'sguy (talk) 11:38, 28 January 2019 (EST)
Reportedly, the U.S. and the Taliban have agreed on a draft peace deal with would withdraw in 18 months, though Pat Shanahan says there isn't any deal yet: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 15:35, 28 January 2019 (EST)
More sources on the troops sent to Africa -- personally, I don't see this as significant enough to add, though I'm not happy at this: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:03, 31 January 2019 (EST)
Another somewhat interesting article on terrorism and U.S. troops in Africa (which is apparently decreasing, at least relatively): [69] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:03, 1 March 2019 (EST)
Trump extended the "national emergency" in Somalia: [70] --1990'sguy (talk) 10:54, 15 April 2019 (EDT)
More U.S. troops might be sent to Africa: [71] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:31, 1 May 2019 (EDT)
This article claims the U.S. is enabling ISIS in Africa by avoiding a military confrontation there: [72] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:20, 22 December 2019 (EST)
Defense Secretary Esper is considering withdrawing troops from West Africa to shift them to counter China: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:25, 24 December 2019 (EST)
The U.S. is considering closing a drone base in Niger as part of this shift: [73] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:03, 27 December 2019 (EST)

The U.S. Senate's "rebuke" of Trump's Syria/(possibly)Afghanistan withdrawals does not have any teeth in it, which is a good thing: [74] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:01, 2 February 2019 (EST)

Trump stated he wants to keep soldiers in Iraq to watch Iran: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk)
Trump says he is not planning on withdrawing soldiers from South Korea: [75] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:48, 3 February 2019 (EST)
Some interesting articles discussing the possible implications of a pullout and more on Trump's statements: 1,2 I haven't added the second link because it also talks about several other current/recent news stories. --1990'sguy (talk) 08:50, 4 February 2019 (EST)
Trump said he might keep some troops in Afghanistan after a U.S. withdrawal: [76] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:07, 5 February 2019 (EST)
The U.S. military will likely begin the actual withdrawal of soldiers in a few weeks: [77] --1990'sguy (talk) 18:46, 10 February 2019 (EST)
Shanahan stated that the U.S. will not "unilaterally" withdraw soldiers from Afghanistan: [78] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:16, 14 February 2019 (EST)
The U.S. might withdraw 1,000 troops from Afghanistan: [79] Meanwhile, the commander in charge of the U.S.'s Middle East operations says the military has the flexibility to keep some soliders in Syria: [80] --1990'sguy (talk) 18:49, 15 February 2019 (EST)
Now, the U.S. commander in Syria is calling for 1,500 troops to stay in the country -- the deep state is at work: [81] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:46, 18 February 2019 (EST)
The U.S. has stopped anti-opium airstrikes in Afghanistan: [82] --1990'sguy (talk) 19:08, 22 February 2019 (EST)
Some op-eds on the situation in Syria that are somewhat interesting: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:25, 27 February 2019 (EST)
The Pentagon is reportedly considering a plan that would withdraw troops from Afghanistan in five years: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 17:57, 28 February 2019 (EST)
The U.S. is looking for Allied help in occupying Syria, though so far, it hasn't seen success: [83] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:52, 8 March 2019 (EST)
Not good -- the administration might increase the number of troops in Syria to 1,000, effectively nullifying Trump's December 2018 order, and making it a failure: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 18:57, 17 March 2019 (EDT)
The DoD denies this plan: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 00:39, 18 March 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. will send 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:01, 17 June 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. is reportedly making an effort to reach an agreement with the Taliban so it can leave Afghanistan -- hopefully, the U.S. will leave soon, and quickly: [84] --1990'sguy (talk) 10:48, 24 June 2019 (EDT)
Pompeo stated that the U.S. is ready to leave Afghanistan if it reaches an agreement with the Taliban: [85] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:30, 25 June 2019 (EDT)
Pompeo stated that Trump wants a troop reduction in Afghanistan by 2020: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:03, 29 July 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. is reportedly planning on deploying 150 more troops to Syria: [86] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:11, 13 September 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. is sending some some more soldiers to Saudi Arabia and the UAE after an attack on some Saudi oil facilities, presumably from Iran: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:59, 20 September 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. will deploy 200 troops to Saudi Arabia: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:51, 26 September 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. will apparently pull out of Syria if Turkey invades the country: [87] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:22, 6 October 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. already made that announcement, though the withdrawal is only from northern Syria: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14 --1990'sguy (talk) 09:04, 7 October 2019 (EDT)
Some decent statements regarding the situation in Syria and with Turkey: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:16, 7 October 2019 (EDT)
The decision on Syria, however, probably won't change anything, and commentators and the media are exaggerating its importance: [88] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:00, 7 October 2019 (EDT)
Some sources related to Walter Russell Mead's theory of Trump being a Jacksonian, as illustrated in his Syria decision: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:43, 8 October 2019 (EDT)
More on all this, including reaction from Rand Paul and the Kurds: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:13, 9 October 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. will send more troops and weapons to Saudi Arabia: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:23, 11 October 2019 (EDT)
There's a difference between these troop deployments and the U.S. military situation in Syria: [89] --1990'sguy (talk) 19:46, 13 October 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. might impose sanctions on Turkey: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 10:32, 14 October 2019 (EDT)
57% of Republicans support Trump's Syria decision: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:55, 16 October 2019 (EDT)
More sources regarding the Syria situation (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10), as well as regarding Trump's letter to Erdoğan: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 --1990'sguy (talk) 11:35, 17 October 2019 (EDT)
Another poll on working-class and swing voters agrees that the U.S. is too involved in the Middle East: [90] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:55, 17 October 2019 (EDT)
Extra articles on the ceasefire announced today: 1,2,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:29, 17 October 2019 (EDT)
Defense Secretary Esper stated that the troops withdrawn from Syria will be moved into western Iraq: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:38, 20 October 2019 (EDT)
Trump might still keep some soldiers in Syria after all: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:15, 20 October 2019 (EDT)
Pompeo stated that the U.S. might still intervene in Syria: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:59, 21 October 2019 (EDT)
More on this general topic: [91] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:20, 22 October 2019 (EDT)
Op-eds in favor of getting out of Syria and Afghanistan: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:40, 28 October 2019 (EDT)
More news/op-eds on the Syria situation: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:36, 11 November 2019 (EST)

Some extra sources on the agreement with South Korea: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 00:08, 12 February 2019 (EST)

Here's a good source arguing for reducing the number of U.S. troops in South Korea: [92] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:12, 19 February 2019 (EST)
The White House stated that Trump won't pull troops out of South Korea as part of its negotiations with North Korea: [93] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:42, 21 February 2019 (EST)
The U.S. will reportedly end large-scale military exercises with South Korea and replace them with smaller exercises: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:09, 1 March 2019 (EST)
The Pentagon has apparently just announced it officially -- this seems good, though, at least right now, it doesn't seem significant enough to add to the article: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:24, 2 March 2019 (EST)
Trump's statement on the change: [94] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:54, 3 March 2019 (EST)
Regarding North Korea and Iran, the Trump Administration appears, based on its public statements, reluctant to do anything close to warfare: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 10:44, 29 May 2019 (EDT)
Trump reportedly discussed ending a major defense treaty with Japan: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 11:55, 25 June 2019 (EDT)
Fortunately, Trump is criticizing that treaty and says it must be renogotiated: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 00:28, 27 June 2019 (EDT)
NSA Bolton reportedly told the Japanese they may need to increase their military cost contributions (to pay for U.S. soldiers/protection) fivefold: [95] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:26, 3 August 2019 (EDT)
U.S. planes might fly off Japanese warships: [96] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:19, 27 August 2019 (EDT)
Decent op-ed on why the U.S. should reduce its troop presence in South Korea and Japan: [97] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:05, 28 October 2019 (EDT)

While the Trump Administration's tough stance on China is great, Pompeo's statement that the U.S. would treat a Chinese attack on the Philippines as an attack on the U.S. seems like way too much: [98] --1990'sguy (talk) 19:02, 5 March 2019 (EST)

The Trump Administration would do well to learn from the lessons of Somaliland and also to give greater support: [99] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:16, 21 March 2019 (EDT)

Decent op-ed arguing that Trump should fully withdraw from Syria: [100] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:36, 29 March 2019 (EDT)
Trump is calling on other countries to also help fight against ISIS: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:12, 21 August 2019 (EDT)
Here's a good op-ed against regime change in Syria: [101] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:04, 28 September 2019 (EDT)
Unfortunately, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says U.S. troops will stay in the Middle East: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:07, 10 November 2019 (EST)
Trump will send more soliders to the Middle East to help deter Iran: [102] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:36, 19 November 2019 (EST)
The U.S. will send 20,000 soldiers to Europe for the largest military exercises since the Cold War: [103] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:55, 10 December 2019 (EST)

Trump will send 1,500 troops to the Middle East because of Iran -- not good, but this is a much smaller number than the 5,000-10,000 we heard in the media, so it might not be significant enough to add: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 --1990'sguy (talk) 13:45, 24 May 2019 (EDT)

Trump is using a loophole to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia and the UAE: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 15:23, 24 May 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. wants Germany and other allies to contribute to sending troops in Syria: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 00:05, 8 July 2019 (EDT)
Trump might send another 14,000 troops to the Middle East, though the Pentagon is unclear about the validity of this: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:04, 4 December 2019 (EST)
Somewhat interesting article related to Trump's military-foreign policy and Iran: [104] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:27, 12 December 2019 (EST)
Some extra articles related to the recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and calls in Iraq to get U.S. troops out of the country: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 --1990'sguy (talk) 19:33, 30 December 2019 (EST)


Trump vetoed a resolution calling on him to withdraw troops from fighting in the civil war in Yemen: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:34, 16 April 2019 (EDT)


The Trump Administration is reportedly preparing to withdraw between 5-to-6 thousand troops from Afghanistan as part of an agreement with the Taliban (though that isn't even half of the total force in the country right now): 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:38, 1 August 2019 (EDT)

Trump has reportedly stated that he wants to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by 2020: [105] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:37, 3 August 2019 (EDT)
Good op-eds on this: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:04, 10 August 2019 (EDT)
Trump will meet with officials on Afghanistan: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 --1990'sguy (talk) 15:25, 16 August 2019 (EDT)
Conservative criticism for appearing to surrender to the establishment on Afghanistan: [106] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:45, 22 August 2019 (EDT)
Trump seems to be saying that there won't be a full withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan: [107] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:23, 22 August 2019 (EDT)
DoD officials claim it's too early to talk about withdrawing: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:12, 28 August 2019 (EDT)
Trump stated there's a potential deal with the Taliban which would reduce U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan by 5,000, to 8,600: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:27, 29 August 2019 (EDT)
However, Trump stated that the U.S. will still keep troops in Afghanistan, which would break his campaign promise: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:29, 29 August 2019 (EDT)
More on this: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:45, 2 September 2019 (EDT)
Trump canceled a secret meeting with the Taliban and Afghanistan's president because of the Taliban's bombing: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15 Hopefully, Trump will still pull out of the country, ultimately. --1990'sguy (talk) 21:57, 7 September 2019 (EDT)
More statements by Trump on Afghanistan: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:36, 9 September 2019 (EDT)
So far, there hasn't been an order to reduce troop numbers in Afghanistan: [108] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:22, 22 September 2019 (EDT)
Trump has increased strikes against the Taliban in Afghanistan, on Trump's orders: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 10:58, 5 October 2019 (EDT)
Defense Secretary Esper stated that the U.S. has a "longstanding commitment" to Afghanistan: [109] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:37, 21 October 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. has withdrawn 2,000 troops from Afghanistan over the past year, but this still leaves more soldiers in the country then at the end of Obama's term in office: 1,2,3,4,5,6 Meanwhile, the DoD is making plans on how to withdraw from Afghanistan in case Trump orders it: [110] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:30, 21 October 2019 (EDT)
Unrelated to the topic of U.S. military intervention, the U.S. got a hostage released in exchange for Taliban prisoners: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:46, 19 November 2019 (EST)
Trump made a surprise visit to U.S. troops for Thanksgiving and said peace talks with the Taliban have resumed: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:11, 28 November 2019 (EST)
Defense Secretary Esper stated that the U.S. may withdraw some troops from Afghanistan regardless of whether the U.S. reaches a peace agreement with the Taliban: [111] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:41, 2 December 2019 (EST)
The U.S. is considering several options to reduce troop levels in Afghanistan: [112] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:56, 11 December 2019 (EST)
Trump will reportedly withdraw over 4,000 troops from Afghanistan soon: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:14, 14 December 2019 (EST)
There haven't been any orders to withdraw troops from Afghanistan yet: [113] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:41, 16 December 2019 (EST)
Esper wants to withdraw the troops from Afghanistan so the U.S. can focus on China: [114] --1990'sguy (talk) 10:17, 20 December 2019 (EST)

Here's a timeline of the U.S.'s involvement in Afghanistan: [115] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:31, 8 September 2019 (EDT)

Good article on how the U.S. is still in Afghanistan 18 years later: [116] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:12, 11 September 2019 (EDT)
Good op-ed on why the U.S. should end the war in Afghanistan: [117] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:32, 5 October 2019 (EDT)
More good op-eds on this topic: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 12:32, 29 October 2019 (EDT)
More on how veterans want the U.S. to get out of the endless foreign conflicts it has been involved in : [118] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:03, 21 November 2019 (EST)
According to this report, U.S. officials under the Bush and Obama administrations lied about how winnable the war was when they know they couldn't win it: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16 --1990'sguy (talk) 17:16, 9 December 2019 (EST)
The report also stated that the U.S. didn't have a plan to stop the flow of drugs from Afghanistan: [119] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:34, 9 December 2019 (EST)
The DoD's response to this: [120] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:17, 22 December 2019 (EST)
The U.S. is continuing its fight against ISIS in Afghanistan: [121] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:22, 26 December 2019 (EST)
Trump reportedly held private meetings with enlisted soldiers in 2017 to discuss the Afghanistan War -- it would have been nice if he followed their advice: [122] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:43, 29 December 2019 (EST)
The Taliban have agreed to a temporary ceasefire: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:19, 29 December 2019 (EST)
American deaths in Afghanistan rose to a five-year high in 2019: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 15:22, 31 December 2019 (EST)

Overall troop levels[edit]

Between 2008 and 2017, the number of troops stationed overseas fell significantly: [123] Hopefully, it will continue to do so during Trump's presidency. --1990'sguy (talk) 14:24, 30 April 2019 (EDT)

The U.S. will reportedly send troops to Poland: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:12, 11 June 2019 (EDT)
Trump just announced that he will send at least 1,000 troops to Poland: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 --1990'sguy (talk) 17:29, 12 June 2019 (EDT)
Ambassador Grenell stated that if Germany doesn't increase its defense spending, the U.S. might move its Germany-stationed troops to Poland: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:48, 9 August 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. and Poland reportedly agreed on where to house U.S. troops in the country: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:31, 30 August 2019 (EDT)
Interesting article discussing foreign (mainly U.S.) bases in or near the Persian Gulf region: [124] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:44, 3 September 2019 (EDT)
Another interesting article listing where (and how many) U.S. troops are stationed in the Middle East: [125] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:21, 21 September 2019 (EDT)
Over 200,000 U.S. soldiers are currently overseas: [126] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:15, 25 December 2019 (EST)


Netanyahu is trying to convince the U.S. to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights: [127] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:55, 6 January 2019 (EST)

The Trump Administration cut off funding to the Palestinian security forces per a new law that was signed (the ATCA) -- it seems, however, that neither the Trump Administration nor Israel actually wants to take this action: [128] --1990'sguy (talk) 18:05, 1 February 2019 (EST)
The U.S. will reportedly merge the Palestinian mission with the Jerusalem embassy on March 4 or 5: 1,2 The announcement was made last year in October (which I added), though now we (possibly) know the exact date this will happen. --1990'sguy (talk) 17:17, 19 February 2019 (EST)
Trump has some friendly words for Netanyahu and his performance as PM: [129] --1990'sguy (talk) 18:04, 28 February 2019 (EST)
More sources on the merging of the Palestinian colsulate: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:26, 4 March 2019 (EST)
The U.S. deployed a THAAD missile defense system to Israel: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 18:38, 5 March 2019 (EST)
Some more sources regarding the Golan Heights announcement: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 19:52, 22 March 2019 (EDT)
Netanyahu wants to name a village in the Golan Heights after Trump: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 Meanwhile, a train station in Jerusalem will be named after Trump: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:22, 30 April 2019 (EDT)
Not a single 2020 Democrat presidential candidate condemned Hamas's rocket attack on Israel: 1,2 Contrast that with Trump's strong support for Israel. --1990'sguy (talk) 14:25, 6 May 2019 (EDT)
Netanyahu chose a place in the Golan Heights to name after Trump: [130] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:55, 12 May 2019 (EDT)
A senor Palestinian official was reportedly denied a visa into the U.S.: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:22, 13 May 2019 (EDT)
U.S. Ambassador David Friedman stated that Israel has the right to annex some parts of the West Bank: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 --1990'sguy (talk) 13:02, 8 June 2019 (EDT)
Israel has officially created a town in the Golan Heights named after Trump, though it still only exists on paper: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:17, 16 June 2019 (EDT)
The Trump Administration has released the economic portion of its Israel-Palestine peace plan: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:58, 22 June 2019 (EDT)
Israel blocked anti-Semitic congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering Israel after Trump called on them to be blocked: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:56, 15 August 2019 (EDT)
Tlaib didn't even refer to Israel as "Israel" in her trip itinerary: [131] --1990'sguy (talk) 10:19, 17 August 2019 (EDT)
Trump's response to Tlaib's outwardly-emotional press conference: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 15:26, 20 August 2019 (EDT)
The State Department removed the Palestinian Territories from its list of countries and areas posted on its website, but it claims that it's not a polucy change, and rather that the website is simply being updated: 1,2,3,4 Because of this, it's probably best not to add this to the article, at least for now. --1990'sguy (talk) 22:44, 26 August 2019 (EDT)

More support for Israel: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:09, 29 August 2019 (EDT)

Pompeo stated he's considering allowing people to list "Jerusalem, Israel" on this passports (this change still hasn't been made yet despite the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital): [132] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:07, 31 August 2019 (EDT)
Trump and Netanyahu are discussing potentially having Trump make a statement for support for Israel leading up to the Israeli elections: [133] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:41, 3 September 2019 (EDT)
Trump stated he might pursue a mutual defense treaty with Israel after the upcoming elections: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:36, 14 September 2019 (EDT)
Extra sources related to the Israel settlements policy change: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:32, 19 November 2019 (EST)
Congress could pass a bill making it easier for Americans to win compensation from the Palestinian Authority: [134] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:17, 17 December 2019 (EST)

Countering Iran[edit]

Richard Grenell convinced Germany to ban an Iranian airline because it sent weapons to Syria: [135] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:08, 21 January 2019 (EST)

The Middle East conference in Poland apparently was a success: [136] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:30, 19 February 2019 (EST)
The Trump Administration is considering designating Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps as a foreign terrorist organization: [137] Hopefully, this will happen. --1990'sguy (talk) 23:06, 19 March 2019 (EDT)
It appears this will happen in a few days: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 17:18, 6 April 2019 (EDT)
Some various sources on U.S. sanctions on Iran and the effect on Iran's economy: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:53, 16 April 2019 (EDT)
Some extra articles related to the ending of sanctions waivers for Iranian oil: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:40, 22 April 2019 (EDT)
The Trump Administration offered a $10 million reward for information on Hezbollah's finances: [138] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:46, 23 April 2019 (EDT)
The Trump Administration is considering cutting off Iran's other sources of funding besides oil -- hopefully, this will happen, and soon: [139] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:38, 3 May 2019 (EDT)
The Trump Administration is continuing to renew waivers with Iran: [140] --1990'sguy (talk) 19:10, 3 May 2019 (EDT)
More on this general topic: [141] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:41, 4 May 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. is sending a strike group to waters near Iran: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:43, 5 May 2019 (EDT)
More sanctions will reportedly be enacted against Iran this week: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 09:04, 6 May 2019 (EDT)
Saudi Arabia is reportedly raising oil production to nullify any gas price increase from sanctions on Iranian oil: [142] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:25, 7 May 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. is deploying Patriot Missiles to the Middle East to counter Iran: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:16, 10 May 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. has ordered non-essential government employees to leave Iraq because of Iran: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 --1990'sguy (talk) 11:59, 15 May 2019 (EDT)
Somewhat interesting article on how Trump's Iran oil sanctions have put India in a tough position: [143] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:29, 15 May 2019 (EDT)
Any confusion on what Trump will do regarding Iran would likely work in his favor: [144] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:53, 17 May 2019 (EDT)
Parking spot for this somewhat interesting article, though it likely exaggerates any liklihood of war and any divisions in the Trump Administration: [145] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:53, 18 May 2019 (EDT)
The Trump Administration is delaying petrochemical sanctions on Iran in order to reduce tensions: [146] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:28, 31 May 2019 (EDT)
The State Department has stopped funding an anti-Iranian Twitter account because of tweets it didn't like: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:11, 2 June 2019 (EDT)

Other countries are trying to undermine the U.S. sanctions against Iran by reducing their dependence on the U.S. dollar: [147] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:09, 29 May 2019 (EDT)

I don't see how this article on Jack Keene's comments on the effect of Trump's Iran policy are significant, but I'm still noting it here: [148] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:08, 18 June 2019 (EDT)
Iran is trying to get past some U.S. sanctions by not stamping tourist passports: [149] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:40, 21 June 2019 (EDT)
More on Trump/Iran and the threat of war, along with Trump's statement that more Iran sanctions will come on Monday: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13 --1990'sguy (talk) 18:58, 22 June 2019 (EDT)
Hopefully, the Trump Administration will end the last waivers for Iran: [150] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:57, 27 June 2019 (EDT)
The Trump Administration will reportedly sanction Iran's foreign minister: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:20, 28 June 2019 (EDT)
GOP Senators want Trump to use a UN rule to impose sanctions on Iran's nuclear functions: [151] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:19, 6 July 2019 (EDT)
Some more articles related to the Trump Administration's policies on Iran: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:34, 9 July 2019 (EDT)
More statements on Iran: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:52, 10 July 2019 (EDT)
The Trump Administration might end the last vestiges of the Iran deal: [152] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:50, 10 July 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. shot down an Iranian drone: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 Meanwhile, U.S. ships are in the Strait of Hormuz: [153] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:04, 18 July 2019 (EDT)
The administration is considering ending civilian nuclear waivers: [154] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:35, 20 July 2019 (EDT)
Iran's behavior is making Trump less inclined to make a deal with it: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:41, 22 July 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. reportedly shot down a second Iranian drone: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:59, 23 July 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. is establishing a coalition to protect ships from Iran: [155] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:07, 26 July 2019 (EDT)
Trump faces another decision on Iran this Thursday -- whether to end sanctions waivers on foreign companies: [156] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:34, 27 July 2019 (EDT)
Trump will extend the waivers: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:26, 30 July 2019 (EDT)
The European countries aren't happy at U.S. sanctions on Iran's foreign minister (which isn't very surprising): [157] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:31, 1 August 2019 (EDT)
A potentially useful image of Trump in relation to his Iran policy: [158] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:46, 18 October 2019 (EDT)

In a plan to counter Iran, the admiral nominated to lead the Navy states that other countries would do most of the work, which is good: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 15:03, 31 July 2019 (EDT)

More related to this: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 12:38, 3 August 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. is protecting European ships, despite the EU insistence that it shouldn't need the U.S.: [159] --1990'sguy (talk) 11:29, 10 August 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. issued a warrant for an Iranian oil tanker held by the UK in Gibraltar: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:56, 17 August 2019 (EDT)
Gibraltar let the ship go despite the warrant: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:25, 18 August 2019 (EDT)
Bolton is trying to assure strong opponents of Iran after Trump stated his openness with meeting Iranian leaders: [160] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:18, 27 August 2019 (EDT)
The Trump Administration apparently could have conducted itself more effectively when trying to seize the Iranian tanker: [161] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:17, 4 September 2019 (EDT)
Despite Macron's efforts, Trump hold him he's not ending U.S. sanctions on Iran: [162] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:09, 6 September 2019 (EDT)
With Bolton gone, some Iran opponents worry that the administration's Iran policy will become softer: [163] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:09, 10 September 2019 (EDT)
The Trump Administration states that new anti-Hezbollah sanctions could also target the terror group's allies,[164] while Mnuchin claims that the Trump Administration will still pursue a tough stance against Iran: [165] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:34, 12 September 2019 (EDT)
Some strong words against Iran by Pompeo after an attack on some Saudi oil facilities: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:54, 14 September 2019 (EDT)
Some more articles on whether or not Trump will shift on Iran without Bolton: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:14, 15 September 2019 (EDT)
Large surge in oil prices after the attacks on the Saudis: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:47, 16 September 2019 (EDT)
Trump has some tough words against Iran, and he states that he doesn't want war: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:38, 16 September 2019 (EDT)
Trump stated on Twitter that he would impose more sanctions on Iran, though he didn't get into specifics and though it doesn't seem like an official announcement yet: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 19:48, 18 September 2019 (EDT)
Also, regarding potential actions against Iran: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:29, 18 September 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. revoked some Iranian student visas: [166] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:08, 21 September 2019 (EDT)
It will be hard for the U.S. to get the rest of the world to support a tough stance on Iran: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:24, 22 September 2019 (EDT)
More on this, with Pompeo saying that it's the "world's responsibility" to work to counter Iran: [167] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:46, 22 September 2019 (EDT)
Some confident words from Boris Johnson on Trump's ability to negotiate with Iran: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:38, 23 September 2019 (EDT)
But Trump isn't a fan of Macron's position: [168] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:49, 23 September 2019 (EDT)
According to this article/writer, Rouhani's UN address illustrates partially Iran's growing international isolation: [169] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:16, 27 September 2019 (EDT)
Trump stated that, contrary to reports, he did not offer to lift sanctions against Iran: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:21, 27 September 2019 (EDT)
This article says European oil refineries have benefited from sanctions on Iranian oil: [170] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:08, 16 October 2019 (EDT)
The Trump Administration relaxed sanctions on food and medicine sales to Iran: [171] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:34, 26 October 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. will renew waivers allowing non-proliferation work in Iran: [172] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:01, 31 October 2019 (EDT)
Some extra sources on the revoking of one sanctions waiver yesterday: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:48, 19 November 2019 (EST)

The U.S. sentenced a Lebanese businessman for funding Hezbollah: 1,2,3,4,5,6 This was only a sentencing for a previously charged crime, so this doesn't seem significant enough to add, despite it being interesting to mention here. --1990'sguy (talk) 18:56, 9 August 2019 (EDT)

A UN arms embargo on Iran will expire in October 2020: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:35, 19 November 2019 (EST)
The U.S. will continue to sanction Iranian officials for human rights abuses: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 00:07, 27 November 2019 (EST)
The U.S. swapped prisoners with Iran: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 --1990'sguy (talk) 15:20, 7 December 2019 (EST)
The State Department released an internal memo arguing for having the UN restore full sanctions against Iran, something done at the demand of strong conservative opponents of Iran in Congress: [173] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:13, 15 December 2019 (EST)
Iranian-supported militants attacked the U.S. embassy in Iraq: 1,2,3,4,5,6 Statements by Trump in response to this: 1,2,3,4,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17 The Defense Department announced additional troop deployments to the area and might send even more later: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17 Miscellanious articles on the topic, including statements by other U.S. officials: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18, 19,20,21,22,23,24,25 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:43, 31 December 2019 (EST)
The Iranian militiamen have reportedly withdrawn: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 --1990'sguy (talk) 13:58, 1 January 2020 (EST)


The U.S. imposed more sanctions on Venezuela: 1,2 I'm not sure how significant these sanctions are on their own (probably not at all), so I won't add it unless there are subsequent sanctions I can add all at once. Also, more statements/articles on the attitude toward the country by Trump Administration officials: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:17, 12 January 2019 (EST)

The U.S. is considering even tougher sanctions: [174] --1990'sguy (talk) 11:09, 15 January 2019 (EST)
Trump recognized Venezuela's opposition leader as its president, refusing to recognize Maduro: 1,2,3,4,5,6 (more sources: 1,2,3,4) This is good, but I'm not sure it should be added -- many other countries are doing the same thing (and at least one other country -- Brazil -- did it first). I guess we'll see. --1990'sguy (talk) 18:37, 23 January 2019 (EST)
Pompeo's statement that Venezuela cannot expell U.S. diplomats might be a strong statement, but it's worrysome, mainly because it could possibly give the U.S. an excuse to go to war with the country if Venezuela decides to expell them: [175] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:52, 24 January 2019 (EST)
Here's Bolton's statement: [176] --1990'sguy (talk) 13:34, 24 January 2019 (EST)
Potential U.S. plans on further steps to take regarding Venezuela: [177] --1990'sguy (talk) 19:52, 27 January 2019 (EST)
Trump is keeping military intervention in Venezuela as an option: [178] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:36, 4 February 2019 (EST)
The U.S. has contact with the Venezuelan military, trying to convince its leader to defect from Maduro: [179] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:50, 9 February 2019 (EST)
Guaidó stated he is open to "authorizing" U.S. intervention in the country: [180] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:48, 12 February 2019 (EST)
More articles on all this, including of the U.S.'s announcement it is sending aid by military aircraft to Venezuela: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:02, 15 February 2019 (EST)
The U.S. is disappointed at Guaidó's Citgo board changes: [181] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:39, 20 February 2019 (EST)
More sanctions might come soon: [182] --1990'sguy (talk) 18:08, 7 March 2019 (EST)
The U.S. withdrew its remaining embassy personnel from Venezuela: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:49, 12 March 2019 (EDT)
According to Pompeo, all U.S. diplomats are out of the country now: [183] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:10, 14 March 2019 (EDT)
The IMF blocked $400 million of Venezuela's reserves: [184] --1990'sguy (talk) 10:13, 13 April 2019 (EDT)
Maduro is reportedly remaining in power because of drug trafficking: [185] --1990'sguy (talk) 10:18, 19 April 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. is considering a naval blockade of Venezuela: [186] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:23, 25 April 2019 (EDT)
More support, amid apparent coup in Venezuela: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:22, 30 April 2019 (EDT)
The administration is looking for ways to finance Guaido: [187] --1990'sguy (talk) 19:07, 3 May 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. lifted sanctions on a Venezuelan general who defected, in an effort to convince others to also defect: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 19:23, 7 May 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. boycotted the UN's Conference on Disarmament because Venezuela's Maduro government assumed the chairmanship of the conference: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 11:32, 28 May 2019 (EDT)

The U.S. is reportedly preparing additional sanctions: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 01:40, 22 May 2019 (EDT)

Russia has reportedly pulled its troops and other support out of Venezuela: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 --1990'sguy (talk) 01:57, 4 June 2019 (EDT)
Some more sanctions: [188] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:37, 28 June 2019 (EDT)
The Trump Administration is planning on diverting $40 million in aid to Central America for Venezuela's U.S.-supported government: [189] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:10, 16 July 2019 (EDT)
More sanctions on Venezuelan officials: [190] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:06, 19 July 2019 (EDT)
The Trump Administration is apparently planning more sanctions against Venezuela: [191] Also, the administration is divided on renewing Chevron's waiver: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:01, 23 July 2019 (EDT)
Europe is acting very slow to impose sanctions on Maduro's government, undermining the Trump Administration's efforts: [192] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:29, 24 July 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. decided to renew Chevron's waiver for three months: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:16, 26 July 2019 (EDT)
Venezuela's gold could be helpful in allowing Maduro's regime survive: [193] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:00, 28 July 2019 (EDT)
The Trump Administration is discussing how it would rebuild Venezuela, assuming Maduro's regime falls: [194] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:00, 1 August 2019 (EDT)
Trump is also considering blockading Venezuela: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:41, 2 August 2019 (EDT)
Panama won't block Venezuelan ships from using the Panama Canal: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:58, 14 August 2019 (EDT)
Somewhat interesting battle going on between the two factions in Venezuela over Citgo: [195] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:05, 15 August 2019 (EDT)
A U.S. judge ruled in favor of the Venezuelan opposition's appointees to the Citgo board, a loss for Maduro: [196] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:54, 21 August 2019 (EDT)
U.S. Navy commander's comments on potentially taking military action against Venezuela: [197] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:11, 21 August 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. and Latin American countries triggered the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR), which would support Colombia in case it gets into a war with Venezuela: [198] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:36, 15 September 2019 (EDT)
An op-ed worrying about Trump's Venezuela policy after Bolton: [199] --1990'sguy (talk) 13:25, 16 September 2019 (EDT)
Venezuela's opposition is becoming divided over how to deal with Maduro: [200] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:53, 16 September 2019 (EDT)
Venezuela's economy is improving because Maduro isn't enforcing the price controls that he enacted earlier: [201] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:29, 18 September 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. is helping to recover artwork stolen by Maduro and his underlings: [202] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:03, 19 September 2019 (EDT)
Venezuela's ambassador to Japan has been affected by U.S. sanctions: [203] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:05, 7 October 2019 (EDT)
Despite U.S. opposition, Venezuela received a seat on the UN Human Rights Council: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:28, 17 October 2019 (EDT)
Somewhat interesting article on five Americans imprisoned in Venezuela right now: [204] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:00, 18 November 2019 (EST)

Interesting op-ed on Trump's Venezuela policy: [205] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:31, 26 February 2019 (EST)

Another interesting article, on the relationship between Venezuela and Cuba: [206] --1990'sguy (talk) 13:16, 1 March 2019 (EST)
The White House will reportedly soon announce sanctions on Cuba for its support of Maduro: [207] --1990'sguy (talk) 13:38, 3 March 2019 (EST)
VP Pence met with the families of Citgo workers imprisoned in Venezuela: [208] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:28, 3 April 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. will allow Chevron to drill in Venezuela for at least three more months: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:34, 21 October 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. doesn't plan on sanctioning Spain for its strongly pro-Venezuela policies: [209] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:39, 5 November 2019 (EST)
Interesting article on what Trump should do to hurt Venezuela regarding oil: [210] --1990'sguy (talk) 10:25, 7 November 2019 (EST)
The U.S. exempted Venezuela's baseball league from its sanctions against the country: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:52, 3 December 2019 (EST)
The U.S. sanctioned two Venezuelan officials for selling passports: [211] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:19, 9 December 2019 (EST)
The U.S. isn't happy about Argentina's new president inviting Maduro's officials to his inauguration: [212] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:11, 11 December 2019 (EST)
The spending bill signed by Trump included a provision requiring the U.S. to find a negotiated and peaceful solution to the situation in Venezuela: [213] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:30, 1 January 2020 (EST)

Some potential images to possibly use regarding Trump and Venezuela: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 19:01, 15 April 2019 (EDT)

Globalism and international organizations[edit]

Trump reportedly privately suggested withdrawing from NATO, which would most likely be a great thing for the U.S.: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:51, 15 January 2019 (EST)

Rick Perry spoke at the "World Government Summit" in Dubai: [214] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:58, 10 February 2019 (EST)
These articles illustrate the hostility of Europe toward Trump and his foreign policy: 1,2,3,4 Since the articles mainly just consist of quotes of Europeans attacking Trump, I won't add them, but they are interesting nonetheless. --1990'sguy (talk) 16:11, 17 February 2019 (EST)
That said, Austria's Sebastian Kurz did give Trump's foreign policy a compliment: [215] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:18, 17 February 2019 (EST)
Hopefully, the next UN ambassador (probably Craft) will reduce waste at the UN: [216] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:01, 24 February 2019 (EST)
Trump's ambassador to Canada (who is also nominated to be the next UN ambassador) is placing a top priority to "harmonizing" U.S. and Canadian regulations, possibly "as ambitious as the European Union's" -- not good: [217] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:08, 26 February 2019 (EST)
Hopefully, the Trump Administration will do something to counter these UN "reforms": [218] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:36, 6 March 2019 (EST)
Germany is refusing to increase its military spending in accordance with NATO's provision it earlier agreed to: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:31, 19 March 2019 (EDT)
The Trump Administration did not renominate an Obama appointee to the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, instead not making any nomination: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:48, 12 April 2019 (EDT)
Closely related to ISIS, but Trump is criticizing the European countries for not accepting ISIS fighters who traveled to the Middle East from their countries: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:29, 30 April 2019 (EDT)
It's possible that the upcoming G7 summit won't even try to create a joint statement since Trump has rejected them so far -- if the group does abandom a joint statement, this will be good: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 15:56, 17 May 2019 (EDT)
Justin Trudeau of Canada states that he opposes the U.S. states' pro-life laws, essentially interfering in U.S. internal affairs: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 01:56, 30 May 2019 (EDT)
Somewhat interesting (and good) op-ed on why the U.S. needs to change its pro-globalist support for international alliances: [219] --1990'sguy (talk) 11:53, 30 May 2019 (EDT)
This article on NATO is critical of Trump and thus must be taken with a grain of salt, but it has some interesting information nonetheless: [220] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:30, 13 June 2019 (EDT)
The Trump Administration is considering rejoining the United Nations World Tourism Organization: [221] Hopefully, it won't rejoin, since doing so seems like a bad decision. --1990'sguy (talk) 20:08, 24 June 2019 (EDT)
Good op-ed on what Trump should do at the G-20: [222] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:29, 27 June 2019 (EDT)
Joint statement of the G20 summit: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:15, 29 June 2019 (EDT)
From last year, but Trump criticized Norway for not having a credible defense spending plan: [223] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:36, 27 July 2019 (EDT)
Trump is again criticizing European countries for refusing to accept ISIS fighters: [224] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:36, 27 August 2019 (EDT)
Some strong criticisms of EU officials by Trump's ambassador to the EU because of those officials' words against Trump: [225] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:04, 15 September 2019 (EDT)
Some articles on Trump's upcoming UN speech -- he's expected to emphasize religious freedom, and sovereignty will reportedly be a part though not as prominent as the last two years: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:42, 20 September 2019 (EDT)
Trump will host a religious freedom event at the UN summit: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:45, 21 September 2019 (EDT)
According to this AP article, Trump is going into the UN summit with unfinished deals he is trying to solve: [226] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:53, 21 September 2019 (EDT)
The UN leadership is making this summit entirely about climate change, so it will be ery biased in that direction: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:44, 22 September 2019 (EDT)
More articles on Trump and the UN, going into the summit: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:43, 23 September 2019 (EDT)
Trump spent a short time at the UN climate summit -- he clapped at Modi's speech, but not Merkel's: [227] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:40, 23 September 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. and several other countries, mostly European, signed a resolution promoting resonsible government cyberspace behavior: [228] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:32, 24 September 2019 (EDT)
Some extra sources on Trump's UNGA speech: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 15:59, 26 September 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. and the European countries continue to disagree on what to do with ISIS detainees: 1,2,3 Additionally, here are some interesting articles on the upcoming NATO summit: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 --1990'sguy (talk) 15:05, 1 December 2019 (EST)
Trump criticized Macron for his recent NATO comments: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 Also, Trump made some more criticisms of NATO members and the EU: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 09:04, 3 December 2019 (EST)
Some good and interesting op-eds related to this: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:48, 3 December 2019 (EST)
More related to the NATO meeting: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:07, 3 December 2019 (EST)
Trump threatened trade actions against NATO members who do not contribute enough to the organization: [229] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:06, 6 December 2019 (EST)
Turkey, a member of NATO, is aligning itself increasingly with Russia: [230] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:36, 25 December 2019 (EST)

The White House says it will do the 2020 G7 summit (which the U.S. will host) differently from past meetings: [231] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:45, 17 July 2019 (EDT)

More on the coming G7 this year, including Macron's quest to have the U.S. sign a charter protecting biodiversity: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 07:35, 21 August 2019 (EDT)
More extra sources on the current G7 summit: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21 --1990'sguy (talk) 18:56, 24 August 2019 (EDT)
More regarding Trump and Iran at the G7: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15 --1990'sguy (talk) 12:32, 25 August 2019 (EDT)
According to the U.S. ambassador to the EU, Trump wants to "reset" relations with the EU (whatever that means): 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 10:33, 2 September 2019 (EDT)
The Europeans are pressuring Pence on the liberal issues they care about: [232] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:57, 4 September 2019 (EDT)
The Universal Postal Union is still trying to get the U.S. not to leave, but they still rejected the administration's proposed solutions: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:57, 24 September 2019 (EDT)
Apparently, many people think the U.S. and Germany are diverging significantly from each other in foreign relations: [233] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:14, 24 September 2019 (EDT)
Good statements by Trump, stating that if the ISIS people that Europe is refusing to take escape, they'll escape to Europe: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:21, 9 October 2019 (EDT)
The UN claims it may default on its payments by the end of October, and fortunately, Trump stated that other countries need to pay their fair share: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:55, 9 October 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. is planning its agenda for the G7 summit next year that it will host, and, as discussed on the energy/environment sub-article talk page, it won't be over climate change, and it will be conservative in substance: [234] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:05, 18 October 2019 (EDT)
The IMF will delay changes to its shareholding structure, after pressure from the U.S., which would have strengthened China: [235] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:06, 18 October 2019 (EDT)
More on this: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 12:11, 19 October 2019 (EDT)
The Senate voted to admit North Macedonia into NATO: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:44, 22 October 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. wants the Balkan countries to join the EU: [236] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:08, 4 November 2019 (EST)
The fact that the EU is more aligned with communist China than with the U.S. says more about Europe than it does Trump: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:34, 6 November 2019 (EST)
Pompeo voiced support for NATO during a trip to Germany: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:37, 7 November 2019 (EST)
The U.S. is still trying to get the EU to take back ISIS fighters from their countries: [237] --1990'sguy (talk)
EU Ambassador Sondland has been tough on the EU, a good thing but annoying for the EU's leaders: [238] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:00, 20 November 2019 (EST)
This article focuses on Macron and NATO, but it also takes some time to discuss Trump's transactional and America First foreign policy: [239] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:15, 20 November 2019 (EST)
Good op-ed calling on Trump to further implement an America First foreign policy for making greater efforts to collect foreign debts: [240] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:12, 20 November 2019 (EST)
The UN adopted an anti-cybercrime agreement that the U.S. and pro-freedom organizations opposed (Russia and China supported it): [241] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:46, 21 November 2019 (EST)
NATO countries are close to reaching an agreement on contributing more to the alliance to recuce the amount the U.S. has to give: [242] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:11, 26 November 2019 (EST)
The UN is again claiming it is short on cash: [243] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:00, 4 December 2019 (EST)

Trump might withdraw from the 2002 Open Skies Treaty, which allows countries to conduct reconnaissance flights over the other countries in the treaty: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 09:08, 8 October 2019 (EDT)

An article on the general withdrawal of the arms treaties (though it opposes the withdrawals): [244] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:12, 22 October 2019 (EDT)
More articles on the possible/likely withdrawal of the treaty, reporting that Trump signed a document signaling that his administration intended to withdraw from the agreement (but nothing has been announced by the administration, and I don't know how "official" that document is): 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:44, 27 October 2019 (EDT)
Another op-ed criticizing the withdrawal of the Open Skies Treaty: [245] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:06, 28 October 2019 (EDT)
More articles related to the withdrawal of the treaty: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:45, 30 October 2019 (EDT)

Trump stated he's willing to meet with dictators if doing so benefits the U.S. -- the right attitude to have: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:29, 12 November 2019 (EST)

The Trump Administration is taking a tough stance on tax rule revisions: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:29, 4 December 2019 (EST)
More on meeting with dictators: [246] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:16, 13 December 2019 (EST)
The U.S. and the EU both voted against a UN proposal to start negotiations for a cybercrime treaty which passed despite the "no" votes: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:12, 27 December 2019 (EST)
Interesting op-ed by the U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, speaking highly of U.S. relations with the Roman Catholic state in 2019: [247] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:23, 31 December 2019 (EST)
This article, which discusses the five worst UN failures of 2019, mainly focuses on the UN, but one of those failures is the Trump Administration's homosexuality decriminalization policy: [248] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:41, 2 January 2020 (EST)

Relations with foreign conservatives[edit]

Mike Pompeo will travel to several Central European countries, including Hungary and Poland: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:04, 10 February 2019 (EST)

The U.S. government is frustrated with Hungary again, as it doesn't appear to be a reliable ally, such as with relation to Russia: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:49, 11 February 2019 (EST)
Interesting article on Trump's relationship with Sebastian Kurz, one of the European leaders with views relatively close to his own: [249] --1990'sguy (talk) 10:05, 23 February 2019 (EST)
Good op-ed on Trump's/U.S's good relationship with Bolsonaro/Brazil and how it's the result of the Trump Administration's foreign policy (rather than being purely "isolationist"): [250] --1990'sguy (talk) 11:56, 14 March 2019 (EDT)
Bolsonaro will meet with Trump: [251] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:50, 16 March 2019 (EDT)
More interesting and potentially useful articles on the meeting, related to the Brazilian concessions to the U.S., though not entirely focused on them: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 00:08, 21 March 2019 (EDT)
Some extra articles on the space agreement between the U.S. and Brazil: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 15:02, 26 March 2019 (EDT)
More decent images of Trump and Bolsonaro: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 17:36, 26 March 2019 (EDT)
More articles on the meeting: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:43, 28 March 2019 (EDT)
It seems increasingly likely that the U.S. will build a base in Poland: [252] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:12, 17 April 2019 (EDT)
Trump might meet with Nigel Farage or Boris Johnson during his state visit to the UK -- hopefully, this will happen: [253] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:47, 1 May 2019 (EDT)
Nice -- Trump will meet with Viktor Orban on May 13 -- it's about time: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:46, 2 May 2019 (EDT)
Trump has been meeting with several other Central European leaders: [254] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:12, 6 May 2019 (EDT)
Decent image of Pompeo and Orban that I'm keeping here as a "parking spot," though I expect a better image of Trump and Orban to be released tomorrow after they meet: [255] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:05, 12 May 2019 (EDT)
Potentially useful articles ahead of the Trump-Orban meeting: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 12:09, 13 May 2019 (EDT)
Trump reportedly wants Nigel Farage to attend his planned state visit banquet in the UK -- hopefully, this will happen: [256] --1990'sguy (talk) 13:09, 20 May 2019 (EDT)
Trump has some nice words for Farage and Boris Johnson: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 --1990'sguy (talk) 10:49, 30 May 2019 (EDT)
According to NSA Bolton, the U.S. will do what it can to help the UK leave the EU: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 13:25, 30 May 2019 (EDT)
According to Farage, May has banned Trump from meeting him while in Britain: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 05:51, 1 June 2019 (EDT)
In an interview in which he spoke highly of Boris Johnson, Trump criticized Macron's policies and stated it was right to leave the Paris agreement: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 12:37, 1 June 2019 (EDT)
Trump met with Farage, with the latter being seen at Trump's residence during the trip: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 --1990'sguy (talk) 13:28, 4 June 2019 (EDT)
Trump has also met with Iain Duncan Smith and Owen Paterson, who are both conservative and pro-Brexit: [257] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:48, 4 June 2019 (EDT)
Farage may start his own trade negotiations with Trump: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 10:11, 12 June 2019 (EDT)
Trump has some good words on his 2017 speech in Poland: [258] --1990'sguy (talk) 18:43, 12 June 2019 (EDT)
Conservative Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini will visit the White House and meet Pence and Pompeo, though he isn't scheduled to visit Trump (an impromtu visit can't be ruled out, however): 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:21, 16 June 2019 (EDT)
Another potential good image of Salvini with the Trump Administration in addition to the one I added to the article, this time with VP Pence: [259] --1990'sguy (talk) 19:19, 29 June 2019 (EDT)
Trump met with Farage again and wants him and Boris Johnson to work together: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:41, 23 July 2019 (EDT)
Trump endorsed having Jair Bolsonaro's son, Eduardo Bolsonaro, serve as Brazil's ambassador to the U.S.: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:08, 30 July 2019 (EDT)
Trump will meet with Eduardo Bolsonaro tomorrow: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:32, 29 August 2019 (EDT)
According to the NYT, Trump's meeting with Orban at the White House played some role in the whole Ukraine situation: [260] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:32, 22 October 2019 (EDT)
This article is rather biased against the Trump Administration's policies, but its ambassador to Hungary is very friendly toward Orban: [261] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:15, 24 October 2019 (EDT)

Bad move for Trump by endorsing Italy's prime minister, who is a liberal and who will lead a liberal government hostile to Salvini's (and Trump's) immigration policies: [262] --1990'sguy (talk) 07:49, 30 August 2019 (EDT)

Another bad move, canceling a trip to Poland because of a hurricane in Florida: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:21, 30 August 2019 (EDT)
It's possible that the U.S. will sign a 5G agreement with Poland soon: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:24, 30 August 2019 (EDT)
The Trump Administration has notfied Congress of its intention to sell $6.5 billion worth of F-35s to Poland: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:38, 11 September 2019 (EDT)
Brazil prefers the Trump Administration's offer to help with the Amazon wildfires over the EU's sovereignty-infringing plan: [263] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:53, 13 September 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. doesn't support admitting Brazil into the OECD according to a letter, though it says it ultimately wants Brazil to join: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:43, 10 October 2019 (EDT)
Trump stated that reports saying the U.S. opposes Brazilian OECD membership are false: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:57, 11 October 2019 (EDT)

Australia's prime minister pledged $150 million to support NASA's planned mission to Mars: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:17, 21 September 2019 (EDT)

Foreign aid[edit]

The Trump Administration will reportedly soon demand that foreign countries pay the U.S. at least 50% of the cost to host U.S. troops in their countries: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:47, 8 March 2019 (EST)

Shanahan called these reports "erroneous": 1,2 Hopefully, the administration will still get allies to increase their contributions in some way. --1990'sguy (talk) 17:18, 14 March 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. will send nearly $400 million in aid to Syria, though the EU is still giving much more: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:37, 18 March 2019 (EDT)
Some interesting, though opinionated articles related to foreign aid: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:39, 26 March 2019 (EDT)
The Pentagon is ignoring a White House proposal to have allies pay more for U.S. military deployments in the Pacific: [264] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:05, 28 March 2019 (EDT)
More sources on Trump's proposed foreign aid cuts, including negative reaction (from the predictable group of people) and the possibility/liklihood of reversing them: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:35, 20 August 2019 (EDT)
Trump may possibly block $250 million in aid to Ukraine because it's not justified: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:30, 29 August 2019 (EDT)
The administration caved and allowed the aid to go forward: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 --1990'sguy (talk) 19:59, 12 September 2019 (EDT)
Great question: "Why is the US sending military aid to Ukraine anyway?"[265] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:48, 23 September 2019 (EDT)
There's apparently some controversy over the Ukraine aid freeze: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:22, 23 September 2019 (EDT)
The aid freeze is unsurprising considering Trump's promise last year to review U.S. foreign aid: [266] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:19, 24 September 2019 (EDT)
Trump recognizes that the U.S. does much more for Ukraine than Germany and other European countries: [267] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:23, 27 September 2019 (EDT)
The State Department approved a weapons sale to Ukraine: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:45, 1 October 2019 (EDT)
More on Trump and Ukraine: [268] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:44, 20 October 2019 (EDT)
Trump has given $45 million to the White Helmets in Syria: [269] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:23, 22 October 2019 (EDT)
It should be noted that Trump provided Ukraine with aid it requested during the Obama Administration: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:14, 13 November 2019 (EST)
Good op-ed by Pat Buchanan on the globalist/neocon perception that Ukraine is a "critical ally": [270] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:41, 15 November 2019 (EST)
Here's a good op-ed discussing the United Nation's funding problems and U.S. aid to the organization, debunking globalist criticisms of the Trump Administration: [271] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:01, 18 November 2019 (EST)
The U.S. apparently withheld aid from Lebanon and Central America along with Ukraine: [272] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:52, 20 November 2019 (EST)
Some people are wondering about Trump's hold on aid to Lebanon: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 00:00, 23 November 2019 (EST)
Why Trump released the Ukraine aid: [273] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:55, 25 November 2019 (EST)
It's not unusual for administrations to delay foreign aid: [274] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:40, 25 November 2019 (EST)
The debate in the Trump Administration over delaying aid to Ukraine: [275] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:50, 30 November 2019 (EST)
Defense Secretary Esper's statements on the Uraine aid delay: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:03, 8 December 2019 (EST)
The OMB's rationale for the Ukraine aid delay: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:07, 12 December 2019 (EST)
More related to the withholding of aid to Ukraine: [276] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:16, 25 December 2019 (EST)
Of course, the UN passed a large budget despite claiming throughout 2019 that it was in desperate need for funds: [277] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:23, 29 December 2019 (EST)

Not exactly foreign aid, but Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty is being criticized for spreading "propaganda" (aka. not opposing an authoritarian ruler by promoting democracy) in Tajikistan: [278] Problem is, promoting democracy (and the founding fathers intended the U.S. to be a constitutional republic, not a democracy) can also be a form of propaganda. --1990'sguy (talk) 08:33, 25 April 2019 (EDT)

There's a potential executive order advocated by the NSC that will change the logos of U.S. foreign aid agencies to focus on the American flag, and "America First" symbolism: [279] Hopefully, Trump will approve and sign. --1990'sguy (talk) 20:31, 23 August 2019 (EDT)

There's also a potential directive that would redirect aid to countries that support America's foreign policies: [280] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:23, 7 September 2019 (EDT)
The Trump Administration is reportedly drafting a proposal/executive order to tie aid to foreign countries to how well they treat religious minorities: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:08, 11 November 2019 (EST)

The Trump Administration reportedly asked Japan to quadruple the amount of money to support U.S. troops stationed in the country: [281] --1990'sguy (talk) 10:51, 16 November 2019 (EST)

The U.S. and South Korea began negotiations again to, hopefully, have South Korea pay more for U.S. troops in the country: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:34, 18 November 2019 (EST)
Talks between the two countries broke off: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:44, 19 November 2019 (EST)
It has been reported that the U.S. might withdraw 4,000 soliders from South Korea if the latter country doesn't increase its payments, though the U.S. denies this story: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:39, 20 November 2019 (EST)
Related to the issue with South Korea, the U.S. might not have the same interests as it, as this article argues: [282] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:42, 25 November 2019 (EST)
The U.S. and South Korea are not agreeing on increasing the latter's sharing of the cost of troops: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 09:17, 18 December 2019 (EST)

Another article related to the freeze in aid to Lebanon: [283] --1990'sguy (talk) 10:06, 4 December 2019 (EST)

More on this: [284] --1990'sguy (talk) 18:01, 12 December 2019 (EST)

The Trump Administration is launching a foreign aid program for Latin America to counter Chinese influence: [285] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:43, 17 December 2019 (EST)

The U.S. is giving $175 million in aid to the three Baltic countries for 2020: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:11, 23 December 2019 (EST)
More related to Poland, the Baltic states, and their defense: [286] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:47, 23 December 2019 (EST)

I removed this info from the article, as this was a temporary withholding of money -- it may have been connected with the administration's America First foreign policy, but it didn't seem like a particularly clear connection to me. Feel free to challenge this removal if you disagree. Here it is:

See also:

The aid was released on December 2, 2019:

Potential sovereignty infringement by Mexico[edit]

Mexico stated it would start taking legal actions against the U.S. to protect Mexicans in the U.S. (though a better option is to just not have Mexicans travel to the U.S.) -- this is worrisome as it might try to use international courts (or even U.S. courts) to force gun control on the U.S. in violation of the Second Amendment: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 Hopefully, the Trump Administration won't allow Mexico to infringe on the U.S. Constitution. --1990'sguy (talk) 21:04, 4 August 2019 (EDT)

Mexico's president is now explicitly making his support for gun control *in the U.S.* explicit, even calling for changing the U.S. Constitution: 1,2,3,4,5,6 Hopefully, American leaders won't even give thought to his comments. --1990'sguy (talk) 16:32, 5 August 2019 (EDT)
Mexico opened its first terrorism investigation for an event on U.S. soil: [287] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:43, 5 August 2019 (EDT)
Mexico wants the U.S. to designate the attacks as an at of terrorism: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:57, 14 August 2019 (EDT)
The Mexican government sued Walmart for the shooting: [288] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:58, 21 November 2019 (EST)

Now, Mexico states it's considering legal action against the Trump Administration's decision to end the Flores agreement: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:00, 21 August 2019 (EDT)

This action seems good, at least to me -- Trump and AMLO appear to have verbally agreed to stop the flow of weapons into Mexico, actions which likely would also stop the flow of drugs into the U.S.: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:44, 19 October 2019 (EDT)

Mexico is failing to stop its internal instability/violence, and this isn't helping relations with the U.S.: [289] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:28, 25 October 2019 (EDT)

Miscellaneous sovereignty[edit]

The U.S. will begin using the international foot for measurements and abandon the U.S. foot (it had used both since 1959 as a way to phase out the latter): 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:42, 15 December 2019 (EST)

Taking the Arctic[edit]

The U.S. is apparently planning a "Freedom of Navigation" trip through the Arctic in the next few months: [290] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:57, 15 January 2019 (EST)

Dealing with Congress[edit]

Interesting article about how members of the U.S. Senate and the Senate as a whole are helping shape Trump's foreign policy: [291] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:45, 2 February 2019 (EST)

Congress is becoming increasingly hostile to Trump's foreign policy agenda: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 19:23, 5 February 2019 (EST)


This article claims that Trump's ambassadors are "less qualified" compared to previous administrations, but it only shows that he has more political appointees (a good thing when wanting to advance a conservative agenda) than previous administrations: [292] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:42, 20 February 2019 (EST)

Somewhat interesting article on Mike Pence and his interaction with the Trump Administration's foreign policy: [293] Interesting to read, though I won't add it since it doesn't discuss the policy-influence side of Pence's role, unlike the other articles I added of him. --1990'sguy (talk) 22:10, 28 February 2019 (EST)
The new State Department spokeswoman once harshly criticized Trump -- another such appointment by Pompeo, which is a bit worrying: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:50, 4 April 2019 (EDT)
The State Department deep state is attacking pro-Trump appointees in the international organizations division of the department: [294] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:08, 16 August 2019 (EDT)
Trump's ambassador to Mexico criticized a Marxist figure, which is good: [295] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:39, 3 September 2019 (EDT)
Some good statements by Douglas Macgregor, who I think is one of the best possible choices for National Security Advisor that Trump can choose from (in addition to Grenell and Kellogg): [296] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:53, 11 September 2019 (EDT)
And here's a decent article advocating for Grenell: [297] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:56, 11 September 2019 (EDT)
Some extra articles on statements made by thenew UN ambassador, Kelly Craft (I added another such article to the intro section of this article): 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:45, 13 September 2019 (EDT)
This article states that (rightly, at least certain important ways) that Trump hasn't accomplished much of his 2016 foreign policy agenda under Bolton (however, I think there are some important exeptions to Buchanan's argument): [298] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:05, 13 September 2019 (EDT)
Another decent article on recommendations on who should replace Bolton: [299] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:04, 14 September 2019 (EDT)
Laura Ingraham likes Trump's ambassador to Mexico, suggesting he's a good appointee: [300] --1990'sguy (talk) 19:38, 16 September 2019 (EDT)
A good op-ed supporting Robert O'Brien as National Security Advisor: [301] That said, I'm disappointed Trump chose him and not someone like Douglas Macgregor. --1990'sguy (talk) 21:10, 18 September 2019 (EDT)
This article exaggerates O'Brien's agreement with Trump on the issues, but he makes some decent-sounding statements in his 2016 book in this article: [302] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:22, 18 September 2019 (EDT)
So far, at least, The New American takes a nuanced stance toward O'Brien's appointment, though it doesn't oppose him right now: [303] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:28, 18 September 2019 (EDT)
Sigal Mandelker, who massively increased the U.S. government's use of sanctions under the Trump Administration, is voluntarily leaving the administration after more than two years: [304] --1990'sguy (talk) 10:08, 3 October 2019 (EDT)
Trump chose Richard Grenell to be his administration's envoy for peace talks between Serbia and Kosovo: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:37, 4 October 2019 (EDT)
Trump has reportedly ordered significant reductions to the NSC's staff: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 10:58, 5 October 2019 (EDT)
This article claims the Trump Administration is hostile toward career diplomats, despite Pompeo's deference toward them: [305] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:09, 7 October 2019 (EDT)
A reminder that Trump's EU ambassador, Gordon Sondland, hasn't always been pro-Trump (and possibly may still not be, privately, though we can't tell either way): 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 09:11, 8 October 2019 (EDT)
Robert O’Brien wants to shrink the NSC and make it only an advisory organization, not one that directs foreign policy: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:42, 10 October 2019 (EDT)
Unfortunately, Kevin Moley, who appears to have been a good appointee, will resign late next month: [306] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:06, 18 October 2019 (EDT)
Decent op-ed evaluating NSA O'Brien from a conservative standpoint: [307] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:57, 28 October 2019 (EDT)
Good that John Ullyot was appointed to a NSC position: [308] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:30, 29 October 2019 (EDT)
Frank Wuco, a former conservative talk radio host, moved from a DHS position to a State Department position: [309] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:41, 28 November 2019 (EST)
Interesting article on Brian Hook and his role in Trump's Iran policy: [310] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:49, 12 December 2019 (EST)
O'Brien is working to reduce the NSC's size: [311] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:38, 31 December 2019 (EST)

This op-ed criticizes Pompeo for supporting neocon policies: [312] --1990'sguy (talk) 10:56, 19 November 2019 (EST)

Randall Schriver, the DoD's official in charge of Asia matters and a critic of China, will resign soon: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:08, 12 December 2019 (EST)
NSA Robert O'Brien stated that Bolton and Trump didn't agree on some foreign policy matters but that Trump still respects Bolton: [313] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:41, 29 December 2019 (EST)

North Korea[edit]

Great statement by Pompeo as Trump prepares to meet with Kim a second time: [314] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:49, 24 February 2019 (EST)

Trump and Kim just met for the summit -- this might be something to add, though I'll have to add it in a way that doesn't make it look like an achievement on its own (no policy change, etc.): 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:44, 27 February 2019 (EST)
More on this: 1,2,3,4,5 ,6--1990'sguy (talk) 14:14, 27 February 2019 (EST)
More sources, and I think I'll add the summit, as it shows that Trump cares about a good deal, not just any deal: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 --1990'sguy (talk) 07:46, 28 February 2019 (EST)
North Korea appears to still be advancing its nuclear ambitions, and the Trump Administration is taking a tough stance: [315] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:53, 8 March 2019 (EST)
More apparent violations by North Korea: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 00:44, 11 March 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. effort to identify the remains of its killed soldiers in North Korea has reportedly been suspended: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 15:14, 8 May 2019 (EDT)
Acting DoD Secretary Shanahan says that he sees no reason to resume military drills between South Korea and the U.S., which the department earlier suspended because of talks with North Korea: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 13:37, 2 June 2019 (EDT)
Some extra (and not very helpful) sources on Trump's meeting at the DMZ: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 17:34, 30 June 2019 (EDT)
Extra sources on sanctions on North Korea and the country's government attempts to evade them: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 10:34, 24 July 2019 (EDT)
The State Department extended a travel ban on North Korea for a year: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:33, 19 August 2019 (EDT)
As negoatiations with North Korea stall, the country's excavations of U.S. soldiers has also stalled: [316] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:04, 30 September 2019 (EDT)
Another article regarding the stalled negoations with North Korea: [317] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:48, 7 November 2019 (EST)
The U.S. and South Korea are postponing a military exercise to help restart negotiations with North Korea: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:36, 17 November 2019 (EST)
Trump's statement today on Kim Jong Un, saying it's in the latter's interest to cooperate with the U.S.: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:19, 8 December 2019 (EST)
The U.S. reportedly changed its position on having the U.N. Security Council hold a meeting on North Korea and human rights: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:28, 9 December 2019 (EST)
According to this North Korean defector, Kim Jong Un has no intention of denuclearizing: [318] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:59, 11 December 2019 (EST)
North Korea might wait things out with the U.S.: [319] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:16, 15 December 2019 (EST)
The U.S. opposes currently lifting sanctions on North Korea at the UN: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:21, 16 December 2019 (EST)
North Korea didn't give the U.S. a "Christmas gift," unless it didn't literally mean Christmas Day: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:39, 26 December 2019 (EST)

A decent op-ed wondering (with the author appearing to believe the affirmative) if Trump is going back to his tough North Korea stance: [320] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:39, 23 September 2019 (EDT)

Sanctions reversal[edit]

On March 21, the Treasury Department imposed additional sanctions on North Korea (more specifically, on two Chinese companies violating sanctions): 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,[ On March 22, Trump said he would withdraw sanctions imposed that day (apparently referring to the March 21 sanctions): 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 Unless anything changes or we learn any new info, I won't add this to the article. --1990'sguy (talk) 19:26, 22 March 2019 (EDT)

It appears this was a miscommunication -- it was future sanctions that were canceled, not the ones announced yesterday: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:40, 22 March 2019 (EDT)
Somewhat related sources: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:40, 22 March 2019 (EDT)
Either way, Trump just stated he wants to keep existing sanctions on North Korea: [321] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:26, 11 April 2019 (EDT)


The Trump Administration is apparently planning additional actions against Cuba: [322] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:30, 7 March 2019 (EST)

The Trump Administration is considering possibly fully implementing the 1996 Helms-Burton Act, which the EU says will lead to a WTO lawsuit if it happens: [323] --1990'sguy (talk) 11:58, 16 April 2019 (EDT)
Trump threatened a full embargo on Cuba in response to it support for Venezuela -- hopefully, this will happen: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 00:57, 1 May 2019 (EDT)
Slightly interesting article on how the Trump Administration's decision to enforce a 1996 law might affect the food trade between the U.S. and Cuba: [324] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:24, 28 May 2019 (EDT)
This article, which I cannot find a good place for in this page, states that scientific and medical cooperation between the U.S. and Cuba has declined under Trump's presidency: [325] --1990'sguy (talk) 02:00, 29 May 2019 (EDT)
Actually, I found a place for it. --1990'sguy (talk) 02:08, 29 May 2019 (EDT)
The reported effect on U.S. sanctions on Cuba and telecommunications efforts to expand to the country: [326] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:30, 25 June 2019 (EDT)
The State Department just expelled two Cuban diplomats from the country's UN mission and prohibited the others from leaving Manhattan: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:20, 19 September 2019 (EDT)
This article discusses some economic difficulties in Cuba because of sanctions: [327] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:14, 20 September 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. refused to allow Cuba's health minister enter the country: [328] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:04, 30 September 2019 (EDT)
Cuba's foreign minister believes that Cuba-U.S. relations will become more friendly in the long term -- following Obama's policies -- despite the Trump Administration's actions: [329] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:20, 1 October 2019 (EDT)
Cuba claimed to have still received investments despite U.S. sanctions: [330] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:33, 6 November 2019 (EST)
Cuba's economy barely increased despite U.S. sanctions: [331] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:04, 20 December 2019 (EST)

An anti-communist activist from Cuba (but now living in the U.S.) might be deported to Cuba after USCIS refused permanent residency for him: [332] This is a foreign policy issue, not immigration, as his request was denied during the Obama Administration, in the same year that he traveled to Cuba to establish relations with the Castro regime. --1990'sguy (talk) 12:44, 3 August 2019 (EDT)

Energy to support U.S. foreign policy[edit]

Interesting (and great) comments by Pompeo urging the energy industry to promote U.S. foreign policy abroad: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 10:40, 13 March 2019 (EDT)

Interesting articles[edit]

This AP article discusses "abrupt" foreign policy decisions by Trump -- nothing newsworthy or "outrageous" but still interesting to read: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 17:11, 29 March 2019 (EDT)

Pompeo was about to receive a reward for his work freeing U.S. prisoners in other countries, but the organization canceled the reward because of leftist opposition: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 18:13, 3 April 2019 (EDT)
Although the Trump Administration has nearly doubled the number of people and entities under U.S. sanctions, the number of people in the office in charge of sanctions is declining: [333] --1990'sguy (talk) 10:01, 6 April 2019 (EDT)
Somewhat interestng article about a letter written by Pompeo outlining the new State Department "ethos": [334] Doesn't seem significant enough to include in this article, but I'm still noting it here. --1990'sguy (talk) 08:44, 9 April 2019 (EDT)
Articles (with apparently different viewpoints) on Trump and Japan's Abe: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:41, 26 April 2019 (EDT)
Pompeo has publicly outlined his new State Department "ethos" -- seems good, but doesn't seem significant enough to add: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:14, 26 April 2019 (EDT)
A large weapons sale to the Gulf states: [335] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:17, 4 May 2019 (EDT)
Somewhat interesting articles on foreign policy challenges for Trump: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:23, 9 May 2019 (EDT)
Another hostage freed: [336] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:05, 10 May 2019 (EDT)
Matt Gaetz is not a member of the Trump Administration, but his speech on what he thinks America First means is great: [337] --1990'sguy (talk) 10:47, 23 May 2019 (EDT)
Good statements in Japan: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:41, 25 May 2019 (EDT)
Trump stated that Turkey had released an American prisoner: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:51, 30 May 2019 (EDT)
The Trump Administration imposed sanctions on several individuals and companies for allegedly supporting Syrian president Bashar al-Assad: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:25, 11 June 2019 (EDT)
This article claims that U.S. sanctions on foreign countries are becoming less effective: [338] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:35, 24 June 2019 (EDT)
This article calls Trump's foreign policy "unreliable," though actually, to the extent that it is "unreliable," that's a positive since it makes both friends and enemies take him more seriously: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:29, 24 June 2019 (EDT)
This article states that even if a Democrat can defeat Trump in 2020, it will he hard undoing Trump's foreign policy actions: [339] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:55, 25 August 2019 (EDT)
This article is overly focused on the Ukraine scandal and the impeachment situation, but it defends Trump's use of "dual track" diplomacy: [340] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:25, 27 October 2019 (EDT)
This article discusses some of Trump's recent foreign policy actions, though I won't add it since it's overly critical rather than descriptive: [341] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:59, 3 November 2019 (EST)
Some good comments by Mick Mulvaney stating how politics should influence foreign policy: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:57, 10 December 2019 (EST)
This article is biased, generally ignoring the inevitability of the world order changes as Europe shifts to the Left as the U.S. gets a bit closer to the founders' original vision, but it states that U.S. influence is declining under Trump's presidency: [342] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:46, 10 December 2019 (EST)

Some good statements by Trump on Japan, Germany, and India: [343] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:59, 27 June 2019 (EDT)

These articles discuss the new State Department Natural Law commission and Robert George, though they do so from a left-wing POV: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 09:51, 4 July 2019 (EDT)
Some good, specific statements by Ambassador Grenell: [344] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:56, 1 August 2019 (EDT)
This op-ed discusses some of the national security threats the U.S. faces: [345] It briefly gives Trump credit for doing a good job at dealing with them, though it's only a small part of the overall article. --1990'sguy (talk) 14:18, 10 August 2019 (EDT)
Trump is reportedly interested in having the U.S. annex Greenland: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:18, 15 August 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. will apparently open a consulate in Greenland: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:16, 23 August 2019 (EDT)
Interesting article regarding Pence's foreign trip: [346] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:23, 6 September 2019 (EDT)
The Yikes! The U.S. Embassy in Zimbabwe posted a tweet praising Mugabe before deleting and replacing it: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:36, 7 September 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. and Belarus have agreed to return ambassadors to each other country: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:58, 17 September 2019 (EDT)
Finland will return remains of American Indians it took in the late 1800s: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:30, 2 October 2019 (EDT)
After 28 years, the U.S. reopened its embassy in Somalia (maybe next, it should recognize Somaliland): [347] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:13, 3 October 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. will sign a military agreement with Montenegro,[348] and it already signed a cross-border data access agreement with the UK: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 09:00, 4 October 2019 (EDT)
Former UN ambassador Nikki Haley isn't particularly conservative, but she has some nice words for Rump's foreign policy: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:46, 5 October 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. and Greece signed a revised defense cooperation agreement: [349] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:16, 5 October 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. and Greenland are working together to map Greenland's resources: [350] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:42, 10 October 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. sanctioned two South African individuals for corruption in their country: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:44, 10 October 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. did the same for some South Sudanese businessmen: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:50, 11 October 2019 (EDT)
Trump has a positive view of Italy, even stating he would consider not imposing tariffs that he will impose on the rest of the EU (he also discussed illegal immigration and other issues regarding Italy): 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:54, 16 October 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. and South Korea started a new bilateral technology partnership agreement: [351] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:44, 24 October 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. sanctioned a Zimbabwe state security minister because of human rights abuses: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:10, 26 October 2019 (EDT)
A U.S. delegation visited Greenland, after Trump showed interest in purchasing it: [352] --1990'sguy (talk) 19:27, 27 October 2019 (EDT)
Germany has promised to meet the NATO spending guidelines by 2031: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:56, 7 November 2019 (EST)
The U.S. imposed sanctions on 3 Nicaraguan officials for human rights abuses (1,2,3), and it also imposed sanctions on the leader of a radical Islamic militant organization in Mali: [353] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:05, 7 November 2019 (EST)
Somewhat interesting op-ed related to Ivanka Trump's Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative: [354] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:51, 10 November 2019 (EST)
Interesting article on the U.S.'s mediation attempt between a dam dispute between Egypt and Ethiopia: [355] --1990'sguy (talk) 10:27, 12 November 2019 (EST)
Denmark gave the U.S. permission to open a consulate in Greenland: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:10, 18 December 2019 (EST)

Some good discussions with Bulgaria's prime minister: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:43, 26 November 2019 (EST)

The U.S. is supporting Colombia's government in the face of protests: [356] --1990'sguy (talk) 18:50, 27 November 2019 (EST)
Bolivia, now under a conservative-leaning government, is re-establishing relations with the U.S.: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:33, 27 November 2019 (EST)
Somewhat interesting article on U.S. military-diplomatic partnerships/efforts in the Cararibbean: [357] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:54, 28 November 2019 (EST)
Pompeo announced that U.S. and Sudan would exchange ambassadors for the first time in 23 years: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:06, 4 December 2019 (EST)
Sudan is also trying to settle with U.S. terror victims: [358] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:47, 8 December 2019 (EST)
The U.S. imposed sanctions six former and current foreign government officials, along with other entities, for corruption under the Magnitsky Act: [359] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:18, 9 December 2019 (EST)
The U.S. imposed sanctions on the former head of the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul for the killing of Jamal Khashoggi last year: [360] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:56, 10 December 2019 (EST)
Some more sanctions against some South Sudanese officials: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:39, 10 December 2019 (EST)
More regarding human rights sanctions: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:55, 10 December 2019 (EST)
The U.S. says it might impose visa restrictions over the South Sudan peace process: [361] Meanwhile, it imposed sanctions on the son of Nicaragua's president: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:53, 12 December 2019 (EST)
The U.S. imposed sanctions on South Sudan in relation to the peace process: 1,2,3 Meanwhile, Sudan closed its Hamas and Hezbollah offices in an effort to get U.S. sanctions on the country removed: [362] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:40, 16 December 2019 (EST)
The Trump Administration is rejecting a Congressional resolution recognizing the Armenian genocide, which isn't good on the administration's part: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:18, 17 December 2019 (EST)
Trump announced his support for Bolvia's conservative acting president: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:20, 17 December 2019 (EST)
Meetings and talks between the U.S. and India: [363] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:14, 18 December 2019 (EST)
Pompeo criticized Russia and China for vetoing a resolution in the UN Security Council on refugee aid in Sria: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:19, 22 December 2019 (EST)
Some foreign policy challenges Trump will face in 2020: [364] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:39, 29 December 2019 (EST)


The Trump Administration may possibly end the New START treaty with Russia: [365] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:48, 15 May 2019 (EDT)

Trump will decide the New START treaty's fate next year, and in the meantime, it states that Russia is secretly violating the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 12:23, 29 May 2019 (EDT)
Trump stated that the U.S. may impose sanctions over Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline which it wants to build in Europe: [366] --1990'sguy (talk) 18:43, 12 June 2019 (EDT)
Trump supports having Russia re-enter the G7: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:12, 20 August 2019 (EDT)

Somewhat interesting statements by Steve Scalise on Russia: [367] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:43, 18 June 2019 (EDT)

The U.S. sanctioned a Russian cybercriminal organization for its role in a recent hacking incident: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:22, 5 December 2019 (EST)

The INF treaty expires in a few days: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 15:24, 31 July 2019 (EDT)

Putin's statements on the treaty (note that he only made these statements after it expired): 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 17:16, 5 August 2019 (EDT)
2020 will be an important year for the Trump Administration with regard to arms control treaties with Russia: [368] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:17, 22 December 2019 (EST)


India made it easier to import American defense products: [369] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:10, 6 July 2019 (EDT)


Conservatives want Trump to take a tough stance on Qatar: [370] Meanwhile, Qatar made a large purchase from Boeing, which seems good: [371] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:34, 9 July 2019 (EDT)


The Trump Administration may take a tough stance protecting U.S. businesses in Angola after reports that it isn't paying debts owed to American companies: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 18:54, 19 August 2019 (EDT)

Preventing genocide[edit]

The White House created a task force to help prevent genocides and other mass atrocities: [372] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:33, 12 September 2019 (EDT)

Potential images to use[edit]

Here are some potentially good images to use, though this article already has a lot and might still need some uploaded, depending on what happens in the next couple months (some of these images are found elsewhere in the article, and I consolidated most of those here): 1,2,3,4,(5,6),7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:10, 20 October 2019 (EDT)