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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)

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: [15] --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: [16] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:41, 26 April 2019 (EDT)
The danger posed by both China and Russia: [17] --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: [18] --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: [19] --1990'sguy (talk) 19:07, 10 June 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: [20] --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)

An earlier article on the U.S.'s human rights report on China: [21] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:06, 18 June 2019 (EDT)

European Union issues

Great statement by Trump about his popularity in Europe: [22] --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: [23] --1990'sguy (talk) 13:17, 1 March 2019 (EST)
Nigel Farage discussed with Trump the possibility of supporting a no-deal Brexit: [24] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:31, 12 March 2019 (EDT)
What Trump could do regarding Brexit to help the UK: [25] --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: [26] --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)

Military interventionism

The DoD will reportedly reduce its presence in Somalia now that al-Shabab has been badly damaged: [27] --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): [28] --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: [29] --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): [30] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:31, 20 January 2019 (EST)
Another article on al-Shabaab: [31] --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: [32] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:11, 24 January 2019 (EST)
The Trump Administration wants to get out of Afghanistan, according to an anonymous official: [33] --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): [34] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:03, 1 March 2019 (EST)
Trump extended the "national emergency" in Somalia: [35] --1990'sguy (talk) 10:54, 15 April 2019 (EDT)
More U.S. troops might be sent to Africa: [36] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:31, 1 May 2019 (EDT)

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: [37] --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: [38] --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: [39] --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: [40] --1990'sguy (talk) 18:46, 10 February 2019 (EST)
Shanahan stated that the U.S. will not "unilaterally" withdraw soldiers from Afghanistan: [41] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:16, 14 February 2019 (EST)
The U.S. might withdraw 1,000 troops from Afghanistan: [42] 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: [43] --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: [44] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:46, 18 February 2019 (EST)
The U.S. has stopped anti-opium airstrikes in Afghanistan: [45] --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: [46] --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: [47] --1990'sguy (talk) 10:48, 24 June 2019 (EDT)

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: [48] --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: [49] --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: [50] --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)

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: [51] --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: [52] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:16, 21 March 2019 (EDT)

Decent op-ed arguing that Trump should fully withdraw from Syria: [53] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:36, 29 March 2019 (EDT)

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)


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)

Overall troop levels

Between 2008 and 2017, the number of troops stationed overseas fell significantly: [54] 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)


Netanyahu is trying to convince the U.S. to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights: [55] --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: [56] --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: [57] --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: [58] --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 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:58, 22 June 2019 (EDT)

Countering Iran

Richard Grenell convinced Germany to ban an Iranian airline because it sent weapons to Syria: [59] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:08, 21 January 2019 (EST)

The Middle East conference in Poland apparently was a success: [60] --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: [61] 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: [62] --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: [63] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:38, 3 May 2019 (EDT)
The Trump Administration is continuing to renew waivers with Iran: [64] --1990'sguy (talk) 19:10, 3 May 2019 (EDT)
More on this general topic: [65] --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: [66] --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: [67] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:29, 15 May 2019 (EDT)
Any confusion on what Trump will do regarding Iran would likely work in his favor: [68] --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: [69] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:53, 18 May 2019 (EDT)
The Trump Administration is delaying petrochemical sanctions on Iran in order to reduce tensions: [70] --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: [71] --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: [72] --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: [73] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:08, 18 June 2019 (EDT)
Iran is trying to get past some U.S. sanctions by not stamping tourist passports: [74] --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 --1990'sguy (talk) 18:58, 22 June 2019 (EDT)


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: [75] --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: [76] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:52, 24 January 2019 (EST)
Here's Bolton's statement: [77] --1990'sguy (talk) 13:34, 24 January 2019 (EST)
Potential U.S. plans on further steps to take regarding Venezuela: [78] --1990'sguy (talk) 19:52, 27 January 2019 (EST)
Trump is keeping military intervention in Venezuela as an option: [79] --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: [80] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:50, 9 February 2019 (EST)
Guaidó stated he is open to "authorizing" U.S. intervention in the country: [81] --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: [82] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:39, 20 February 2019 (EST)
More sanctions might come soon: [83] --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: [84] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:10, 14 March 2019 (EDT)
The IMF blocked $400 million of Venezuela's reserves: [85] --1990'sguy (talk) 10:13, 13 April 2019 (EDT)
Maduro is reportedly remaining in power because of drug trafficking: [86] --1990'sguy (talk) 10:18, 19 April 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. is considering a naval blockade of Venezuela: [87] --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: [88] --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)

Interesting op-ed on Trump's Venezuela policy: [89] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:31, 26 February 2019 (EST)

Another interesting article, on the relationship between Venezuela and Cuba: [90] --1990'sguy (talk) 13:16, 1 March 2019 (EST)
The White House will reportedly soon announce sanctions on Cuba for its support of Maduro: [91] --1990'sguy (talk) 13:38, 3 March 2019 (EST)
VP Pence met with the families of Citgo workers imprisoned in Venezuele: [92] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:28, 3 April 2019 (EDT)

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

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: [93] --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: [94] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:18, 17 February 2019 (EST)
Hopefully, the next UN ambassador (probably Craft) will reduce waste at the UN: [95] --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: [96] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:08, 26 February 2019 (EST)
Hopefully, the Trump Administration will do something to counter these UN "reforms": [97] --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: [98] --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: [99] --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: [100] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:30, 13 June 2019 (EDT)

Relations with foreign conservatives

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: [101] --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"): [102] --1990'sguy (talk) 11:56, 14 March 2019 (EDT)
Bolsonaro will meet with Trump: [103] --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: [104] --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: [105] --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: [106] --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: [107] --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: [108] --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: [109] --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: [110] --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)

Foreign aid

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: [111] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:05, 28 March 2019 (EDT)

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: [112] 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)

Taking the Arctic

The U.S. is apparently planning a "Freedom of Navigation" trip through the Arctic in the next few months: [113] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:57, 15 January 2019 (EST)

Dealing with Congress

Interesting article about how members of the U.S. Senate and the Senate as a whole are helping shape Trump's foreign policy: [114] --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: [115] --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: [116] 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)

North Korea

Great statement by Pompeo as Trump prepares to meet with Kim a second time: [117] --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: [118] --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)

Sanctions reversal

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: [119] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:26, 11 April 2019 (EDT)


The Trump Administration is apparently planning additional actions against Cuba: [120] --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: [121] --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: [122] --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: [123] --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)

Energy to support U.S. foreign policy

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

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: [124] --1990'sguy (talk) 10:01, 6 April 2019 (EDT)
Somewhat interestng article about a letter written by Pompeo outlining the new State Department "ethos": [125] 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: [126] --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: [127] --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: [128] --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: [129] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:35, 24 June 2019 (EDT)


The Trump Administration may possibly end the New START treaty with Russia: [130] --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: [131] --1990'sguy (talk) 18:43, 12 June 2019 (EDT)

Somewhat interesting statements by Steve Scalise on Russia: [132] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:43, 18 June 2019 (EDT)