User Profile: Erica Lush
This user has submitted 19 translations to Watching America.
President Donald Trump's sudden announcement of the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria "very soon" and his suggestion to “let the other people take care of it now” is more of a surprise than an expression of a real possibility that action will carried out on the ground. Trump did not mention that he spoke [Read more]
Experts had predicted that the post-Cold War era would be one of reconciliation and cooperation, while Trump views the world as a field of competing dangers. [Read more]
American victories will not be completed, and their wars go on everywhere. [Read more]
The White House implicitly rebuked Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday by announcing that President Donald H. Trump would not hold an official meeting with his Russian counterpart on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Vietnam, although the Kremlin has repeatedly announced the [Read more]
So far, Iran has not responded to the shock of the new strategy announced by President Donald Trump. All the reactions from Tehran are confined to the repeated verbal threats that everyone is accustomed to not taking seriously, even threats to Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, who is the Iranian regime's "reformist." Zarif [Read more]
President Donald Trump is in another battle that is impossible to win. This time it is American athletes again, athletes who are among the most popular in the United States and certainly more popular than the president.
Some of the black players knelt on one foot during the U.S. national anthem, protesting the [Read more]
As far as her opponent Trump is concerned, Hillary can handle him. [Read more]
The same secret deals that came to pass between Washington and Tehran in 1979 are just like those happening now, except that this time, they’re happening in Arab nations. [Read more]
Last week, talk about the newspaper Charlie Hebdo was renewed in the news once again, but this time, it wasn’t considered a symbol of freedom of expression. [Read more]
The timing of these waves of Islamophobia often coincides with important political events that captivate [Americans'] hidden anti-Islamic views. [Read more]
The nuclear agreement between the P5+1 nations and Iran can be considered successful and impressive for American politics and diplomacy in general, and for the Obama administration in particular. America and Europe's effort, their time and determination to complete an agreement on the Iranian nuclear program show that [Read more]
The cover story in The Economist this week is "Losing the Middle East,” a reference to U.S.-Arab relations, which have experienced many conflicts since the outbreak of the Arab Spring. These disagreements have become public and both sides adhered to conflicting policies, a situation that had been intentionally [Read more]
While U.S. forces launched an attack with planes and air raids against the Islamic State terrorist group on behalf of the coalition, the Israeli media remembered that four nonterrorist rockets had dropped near the settlements of Sderot and Ashkelon, close to the borders of the Gaza Strip. The Israeli media then held [Read more]
The U.S. is relentless: In order to redouble their attempts, all of which are packaged with descriptions of freedom and democracy, U.S. administrations have made changes to their efforts to spread chaos, which is described as innovation, in the region. These seem to be the latest chapters in the story of the U.S. [Read more]
Iraqi Prime Minister al-Abadi visited the U.S. and held talks with U.S. President Obama. At the press conference following the meeting between al-Abadi and Obama, the American president spoke about the situation in Iraq and the relationship with the Iraqi regime.
Something Obama said was extremely dangerous because [Read more]
There are a thousand and one windows into memory and the preservation of those full of pain, and agony does not fade away. For Iraqi society, memory abounds with events of American heroes, and whatever the event, some tried to replace it with another as an attempt to cover up what happened in one detail or another. It [Read more]
When we see the renewal of the PLO, we will know that there is a new strategy. [Read more]
What we are currently watching is a battle between two men, each of whom believes that he will leave his name in the annals of history. There is Barack Obama, who has nothing left before him except to reach toward an agreement with Iran in order for history to remember him. Then there is Benjamin Netanyahu, or [Read more]
What are needed today are actions, not words. The fight against terrorism is no longer speculation as it is happening now, freely, especially since there is clear evidence, there is bloodshed, and countries are crumbling. [Read more]