Thursday, June 29, 2017

Foreign Policy

#NuclearBan: the US Government Must Disarm

Negotiations regarding a global nuclear weapons ban began on March 27 at the United Nations, however, the US government is boycotting the talks and is against any nuclear disarmament deal “leading toward their total...

ISIS: Mortal Threat or Paper Tiger?

If ISIS is such a mortal threat to the United States, why has US military action in Iraq and Syria been proceeding at such a leisurely pace? Is it possible that ISIS and al-Qaeda...

Mainstream Media’s Russian Bogeymen

In the middle of a major domestic crisis over the U.S. charge that Russia had interfered with the U.S. election, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) triggered a brief national media hysteria by creating...

Sen. John McCain: Rand Paul Is Working for Vladimir Putin

'The Senator From Kentucky Is Now Working for Vladimir Putin' Sen. John McCain (R – AZ) has never been very good at handling not getting his way in votes on the floor of the Senate,...

House Passes $578 Billion Military Spending Bill

Bill Moves on to Senate, Expected to Easily Pass There The House of Representatives today voted 371-48, with massive majorities in both parties, in favor of another $578 billion military spending bill to cover the...

Al Nusra Is Stronger Than Ever

Three months after its “split” from al Qaeda, which in reality is simply a feint, Jabhat Fateh al Sham (JFS), formerly known as Jabhat al Nusra, may pose a more significant long-term threat to...

After Aleppo: We Need a New Syria Policy

Over the past week, eastern Aleppo was completely brought back under control of the Syrian government. The population began to return to its homes, many of which were abandoned when al-Qaeda-linked rebels took over...

Trump Administration Begins Threat Inflation on Iran

In an op-ed for the Boston Herald last week urging the Trump administration to uphold the Iran nuclear deal, I noted that the precise posture that the Trump White House will have toward Iran...

Tomas Young’s War Is the Cost of Empire

When the eulogy for the US Empire is finally written, it will not serve to glorify the exploits of the US government abroad. There won’t be a laudatory recounting of examples of the Empire...