Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Foreign Policy

Will Trump Continue the Bush-Obama Legacy?

This week, Congress passed a budget calling for increasing federal spending and adding $1.7 trillion to the national debt over the next ten years. Most so-called “fiscal conservatives" voted for this big-spending budget because...

Kafka in Cuba

The Afghan Experience in Guantánamo This report presents a detailed investigation into the cases of eight of the longest-serving Afghan detainees in Guantánamo. All are either still incarcerated in Guantánamo or have recently been transferred...

Capitol Media Group Didn’t Tell Vets They Were Lobbying for Saudi Arabia

Army vet: Scott Wheeler “never told me Saudi Arabia was behind it, nor would I have agreed to do it had I known” Other veterans, still convinced by flawed argument used to lobby against anti-terror law, at peace...

Hands Off the Iran Deal!

President-elect Donald Trump vows to either tear up or rewrite the recent international nuclear deal with Iran, calling it ‘disastrous,’ and ‘the worst deal ever negotiated by Washington.’ Iran, which has closed important nuclear facilities,...

Anti-War Awakening on a Bus Trip from Baltimore

In the summer of 1975, I took off hitchhiking from the mountains of southwest Virginia to visit a college girlfriend in New England. Less than 300 miles into the trip, my thumb lost whatever...

The US Provided Cover for the Saudi Starvation Strategy in Yemen

As Yemen's population has teetered on the brink of mass starvation in recent months, the United States has played a crucial role in enabling the Saudi strategy responsible for that potential humanitarian catastrophe. Both the...

Lessons for U.S. Foreign Policy from the Failed War on Terror

In the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the United States launched an international war on terrorism defined by military intervention, nation building, and efforts to reshape the politics of the...

Hillary Clinton and the Neocons

Veteran GOP foreign policy hawks are flocking to Hillary Clinton. Is it callow opportunism, or a major realignment? Much has been made of the swing in political allegiances of neoconservatives in favor of Hillary Clinton. As...

TGIF: Talk to, Don’t Provoke, North Korea

There's little more we can do than hope that some cool heads around Donald Trump are telling him he'd be nuts to attack North Korea. I don't know who they might be. Still, we must...

MOAB is the new greatest show on earth

MOAB is the new greatest show on earth. Donald Trump is the first President to have seamlessly merged reality television with war. Like the director of an old Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, he's constantly looking...
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