Friday, November 24, 2017

Foreign Policy

Going After Iran Would Confirm to the World the US Is a Rogue State

During the 2017 presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump was open about his hostility toward Iran and his disdain for the Obama administration’s diplomacy with that country. Since January, the Trump administration has been engaged in...

Congress to Debate US War on Yemen

The bill introduced by a bipartisan group of House members last week to end the direct U.S. military role in the Saudi coalition war in Yemen guarantees that the House of Representatives will vote...

What Did Washington Achieve in its Six Year War on Syria?

Now that the defeat of ISIS in Syria appears imminent, with the Syrian army clearing out some of the last ISIS strongholds in the east, Washington’s interventionists are searching for new excuses to maintain...

War and the Privilege of Perspective

The other morning, I had just finished coaching a young lad who used to live in the Lebanon. A nice man in his early twenties who is grateful to now live in Australia. As...

Senate Campaign Faces Scrutiny of Strategist’s Work for Saudis

Boston Herald spotlights Holly Robichaud’s engagement in Saudi effort to amend Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act On defensive, Robichaud advances misleading argument about JASTA, makes false claim about VFW, American Legion stances Holly Robichaud A U.S....

New Snowden NSA Documents Released

From The Intercept: SIDtoday is the internal newsletter for the NSA’s most important division, the Signals Intelligence Directorate. After editorial review, The Intercept is releasing nine years’ worth of newsletters in batches, starting with 2003....

No, It’s Not ‘Moral Relativism’ to Oppose Nuking North Korea

Alexis de Tocqueville, a French aristocrat who achieved fame through his observations about early American democracy, noted that American political rhetoric is so abstract and imprecise that it both “exaggerates and hides any true...

What We Aren’t Being Told About Myanmar?

The narrative we’re being served on Myanmar is a cartoon. On the one hand we have villains — who have conveniently already been subject to “liberal humanitarian” demonization for years now — who have allegedly decided...

Dennis Rodman Could Save Us All from Nuclear War

Former Bulls star and North Korea’s leader are an unlikely pair that just may save us all – well, at least from a nuclear disaster that is. Dennis Rodman, who has also paid several...

“Fool’s Errand”: A Guide to the New Forgotten War

I was one of the first American officials to arrive in Kabul at the end of 2001. The war that seemed to be ending back then is currently in its 16th year with no...
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