Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Foreign Policy

Another Entangling Alliance

This is part three of our series on the Yemen conflict. If you haven’t read earlier articles, please click HERE for Part I and HERE for Part II.  The United States Post 9-11 Involvement in...

Royal Australian Navy and the Saudi blockade of Yemen

Australians love their military. Their adulation for the men and women who serve the nation perhaps ranks with the most militant and jingoistic countries of the Earth, countries that Aussies can call mates.   To...
Nawar Anwar al-Awlaki

Her Name Was Nora

Her name was Nora. She was an 8-year-old American girl. And she was murdered last Sunday. I wish I could tell you more about her. I wish I could tell you her favorite color...

The Problem Isn’t Willie Pete. The Problem is War Crimes.

The New York Times reports that US and/or US-allied forces in Syria may be using white phosphorous munitions in the assault on Raqqa, capital city of the Islamic State in Syria. The use of white phosphorous in war is a...

Trump and Saudi King Salman Agree to Safe Zones in Syria and Yemen

Update 1/30/2017: 1) Here's the White House readout of the call, which clarifies some points, but leaves many other questions unanswered: White House readout of @POTUS call with Saudi King Salman says Trump asked for,...

Libertarianism Can Offer Clear Answers About War And Peace

Are there clear limits which should be applied to the scope of the state’s warfighting powers, or should its ability to use violence in pursuit of its political aims be unlimited? Can libertarianism help...

TGIF: Let’s All Calm Down about Russia

I can understand why the ruling elite, broadly conceived to include the intel bureaucracy and military-industrial complex, has an interest in positing Russia as our enemy. The reasons are obvious enough. What I can't...

Wikileaks and the Podesta Emails: Two Things

As final voting in the 2016 US presidential election approaches, questions continue to swirl around Wikileaks and its release of an email archive copied from the personal files of John Podesta, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s...

President Trump: Cancel Your Saudi Trip, Play More Golf

President Trump is about to embark on his first foreign trip, where he will stop in Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the Vatican, before attending a NATO meeting in Brussels and the G-7 summit in...

US General Wants to Hike Intervention in Somalia

Seeks Trump Approval for Airstrikes Against al-Shabaab US African Commander Gen. Thomas Waldhauser today confirmed that he is still seeking increased authority to carry out attacks in Somalia, seeking President Trump’s permission for more “flexibility”...
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