Sunday, February 19, 2017

Foreign Policy

TGIF: Trump’s Blueprint for More Government

Donald Trump remains blinded -- willfully or not I cannot say -- by his absurd narrative of America as an aggrieved nation. It's a narrative that will stimulate the growth, rather than the diminution,...

Who supplies the news?

Patrick Cockburn on misreporting in Syria and Iraq The nadir of Western media coverage of the wars in Iraq and Syria has been the reporting of the siege of East Aleppo, which began in earnest...
Nawar Anwar al-Awlaki

Her Name Was Nora

Her name was Nora. She was an 8-year-old American girl. And she was murdered last Sunday. I wish I could tell you more about her. I wish I could tell you her favorite color...

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...

War Crimes: Key Decision Point for a New President

In 2011, American citizens Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan were murdered — killed without charge or trial — on the orders of then-president Barack Obama. Two weeks later, al-Awlaki’s teenage son, Abdulrahman, also an American...

Four More Years of Bush-Obama, and Maybe Worse

The verdict is in. After 16 years of death and destruction in the Middle East and Afghanistan at the hands of the U.S. national-security establishment, America is now facing four more years of the...

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...

Creating Enemies Through Empire-Building

Increased tensions between NATO and the Russian Federation over former Soviet states in Eastern Europe such as Ukraine is leading to calls for an increased NATO presence on the Russian border, ready to respond to...

Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’ Will Only Lead to More Terrorist Attacks

Donald Trump’s travel ban on refugees and visitors from seven Muslim countries entering the US makes a terrorist attack on Americans at home or abroad more rather than less likely. It does so because...

Isolationism Without the Peace

One week into his term, President Donald Trump is shaping up to be an isolationist. Unfortunately, he is omitting isolationism's only redeeming quality--peace. The term isolationism is often misunderstood. It's mostly used as a slur...