Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Foreign Policy

America’s Middle East Problems Just Got Worse

This piece originally appeared at UndergroundReporter.org. Syria — Turkey’s military is now firing on Kurdish fighters in Syria, Reuters reported Thursday, with over two dozen airstrikes against Kurdish militia groups carried out overnight. The report...

Donald Trump, Hawk

Donald Trump is no peacenik. Leave aside Trump's proclamation that he "love war" and unpredictability, and that he is more "militaristic" than anyone. Forget that he wants to enlarge the military and that he...

Hillary Clinton and Syria: Stupidity or Something Worse?

In any critical study of US foreign policy, one question is bound to arise: Are they really this stupid? By “they” I am of course referring to the politicians and advisers that have set and...

Antiwar Minarchism

This essay has two objectives. First, it will illustrate the differences between “minarchist” and “anarchist” understandings of international warfare. Second, it will demonstrate that international warfare generally violates minarchist principles. If it succeeds in...

TGIF: Shimon Peres and 9/11

The death of former Israeli prime minister and president Shimon Peres (age 93), the last major figure of Israel's founding generation, has brought an outpouring of tributes for a man who reputedly had, as...