Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Foreign Policy

Review of The Origins of the Second World War

It is not often that one is privileged to review a book of monumental import, a truly significant “breakthrough” from obscuran­tism to historical knowledge and insight. But such a book is the magnificent work...

Famine Continues to Stalk Yemen

Time is running out to avert massive famine in Yemen: Aid workers are in a “race against time” to prevent famine threatening millions of people in Yemen, a senior U.N. official said on Monday. “We have...

Were We Watching the Same Presidency? Obama was Not a Restrainer

As we wait to see what shape President Donald Trump’s foreign policies will take, debate over former President Barack Obama’s legacy continues. Did Obama successfully end the war in Iraq, or did he help...

7 Steps Toward a More Sensible Foreign Policy

For the sake of peace and prosperity in the world, the US should take the true leadership role in proving to the world that free trade and non-interventionism are all that is required. In...

Why Our Nuclear Weapons Can Be Hacked

It is tempting for the United States to exploit its superiority in cyberwarfare to hobble the nuclear forces of North Korea or other opponents. As a new form of missile defense, cyberwarfare seems to offer...

Why Trump’s Syria ‘Surge’ Will Fail

Last week President Trump significantly escalated the US military presence in Syria, sending some 400 Marines to the ISIS-controlled Raqqa, and several dozen Army Rangers to the contested area around Manbij. According to press...

Why Almost Everything Matters More Than the Russia Allegations

We are nearly two months into the Trump Administration, and allegations about Russia are still dominating the headlines. Unless you happen to be a fan of Trump's agenda, this is a problem. In fact, nearly...

Sorry, Non-Interventionists: Donald Trump is a War President

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump claimed to have opposed the Iraq war, wanted better relations with Russia, and even briefly put his hand on the hot stove of the Arab-Israeli conflict, calling...

The US-Saudi War on Yemen: Death in al Ghayil

Women and Children in Yemeni Village Recall Horror of Trump’s “Highly Successful” SEAL Raid ON JANUARY 29, 5-year-old Sinan al Ameri was asleep with his mother, his aunt, and 12 other children in a one-room...

Marines sent to Syria in fight with Islamic State for Raqqa

By Dan Lamothe and Thomas Gibbons-Neff Marines from an amphibious task force have left their ships in the Middle East and deployed to Syria, establishing an outpost from which they can fire artillery guns in...