Monday, February 20, 2017

Foreign Policy

Meet Trump’s Cabinet-In-Waiting

President-elect Donald Trump does not have the traditional cadre of Washington insiders and donors to build out his Cabinet, but his transition team has spent the past several months quietly building a short list...

Regardless of How America Votes, Americans Want a Different Foreign Policy

I have said throughout this presidential campaign that it doesn’t matter much which candidate wins. Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are authoritarians and neither can be expected to roll back the leviathan state...

Trump and the Importance of Nuclear Disarmament

A common theme in this year’s election is danger posed by a man like Donald Trump having control of a nuclear arsenal. Trump advocated further nuclear proliferation, failed to identify the three components of the nuclear...

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...

Another U.S. Massacre in Afghanistan

The latest massacre of many innocent people by U.S. forces in Afghanistan provides another demonstration as to why it is imperative that the American people stop deferring to the authority of the national security...

The Legitimacy of the Mob

Legitimacy of the Mob Democracy and the validity of rule. It is apparently the most important election in modern history, a divisive crossroad between good and evil. Corrupt and past glories. The establishment and populism. It...

Sleepwalking Into a New Cold War, Pentagon Style

The Pentagon’s five year plan has been planted (or in Pentagon-speak, “front loaded”) with the seed money for a top-to-bottom modernization of our nuclear forces — a new bomber, new inter-continental ballistic missiles (ICBM)...

Keynesian Myths, Monetary Central Planning and The Triumph of The Warfare State – Part...

Remarks by David Stockman To The Committee For The Republic, Washington DC, February 2014 Flask in hand, Boris Yelstin famously mounted a tank outside the Soviet Parliament in August 1991. Presently, the fearsome Red Army...

Mosul Campaign Day Twenty, Nov 5, 2016

Fighting was on going in eastern Mosul. The Bakr neighborhood was the latest to be entered by the Golden Division. Ulamaa, Karama, Zahara, Karkukli, Aden, Zahabi and the Green Apartments were all declared freed....

US Confirms Airstrike That Killed Over 30 Afghan Civilians

Locals Say 36 Slain in the Attack, Dozens Wounded Over the weekend, Pentagon officials confirmed that the US was behind airstrikes against the north Afghan village of Bouz Kandahari, which they conceded “likely resulted in...