Monday, February 20, 2017

Foreign Policy

Mr. Truman or: How I Learned to Start Worrying and Hate the Bomb

The pilot of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress flying above Hiroshima August 6, 1945 named the bomber he commanded after his mother, Enola Gay Tibbets. Just as she delivered him into the world, Colonel Paul...

Iran: A Missed Opportunity for American Entrepreneurship

Since the beginning of the post-cold war era, sanctions have been the United States secret weapon when attempting to punish countries whose policies aren’t in line with its own. Due to the Fed having...

TGIF: Trump, Saddam, and the Presumption of Innocence

The horrifying thing about Trump's recent remarks about Saddam Hussein is not that he expressed admiration for the late Iraqi dictator -- in fact Trump called him a "bad guy" three times. What is...

Why the World Needs WikiLeaks

Berlin — My organization, WikiLeaks, took a lot of heat during the run-up to the recent presidential election. We have been accused of abetting the candidacy of Donald J. Trump by publishing cryptographically authenticated...

Lest We Truly Forget…

A look at the ANZACs, their legacy and how to truly honour their memory by not sending them into forever wars. The ANZAC spirit is something which permeates with pride throughout Aussie culture. We look...

Br’er Rabbit and the Neocons

Considering the hawkishness of Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense-designate James Mattis, the neocons' opposition to Donald Trump looks more like Br'er Rabbit's opposition to the briar patch.

Is the Battle for Mosul Doomed?

Since the battle to retake Mosul began in mid-October, Iraqi and coalition spokesmen have touted the significant number of villages retaken around the periphery of Mosul by the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), and the...

What Trump Needs to Hear About Foreign Policy

Ep. 781 of the Tom Woods Show: What Trump Needs to Hear About Foreign Policy Tom Woods invites Scott Horton back on the show to discuss Trump and foreign policy. "Some of Trump’s instincts are noninterventionist....

U.S. Fingerprints on Attacks Obliterating Yemen’s Economy

The Saudi-led coalition is hitting civilian targets, like factories, bridges and power stations, that critics say have no clear link to the rebels. In the rubble, the remains of American munitions have been found. SANA,...

Like Saudi Arabia, Israel Has a Soft Spot for Sunni Extremism

In the War on Terror, Israel’s Government is Not a Reliable Friend of the American People—But Neither is Our Own Thanks to last summer’s release of 28 pages detailing a variety of links between 9/11 hijackers and...