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Viewpoints

The United States Punishing Cuba

Here is how the annual vote in the UN General Assembly calling for an end to the US's embargo against Cuba has gone.…

Russia invades Ukraine. Again. And again. And yet again … using Saddam’s WMD

The Ukrainian and US governments have been feeding us these scare stories for eight months now, without clear visual or other evidence.…

Torturer on the Ballot

Before he ran for office, Jerry Cannon ran the U.S. death camp at Guantanamo and, according to a witness, was personally responsible for ordering torture.…

Talk of a Third Intifada: Where to from Here, Palestine?

Talk of a Third Intifada: Where to from Here, Palestine?

When a journalist like Thomas Friedman of the New York Times tries to do a historian’s job, the outcome can be quite interesting.…

Will Obama Snatch Defeat from the Jaws of Victory with the Islamic State?

As the Obama administration gradually escalates the U.S. involvement in solving the IS problem, the risks associated with this involvement also escalate. …

Living with Insanity: Harper, Abbott, and Cameron at the Brisbane G-20

Living with Insanity: Harper, Abbott, and Cameron at the Brisbane G-20

Before Stephen Harper, Canada enjoyed for many decades a reputation for fairness and decency and intelligence in international affairs.…

Does Asia Suffer from a Strategic Media Handicap?

Does Asia Suffer from a Strategic Media Handicap?

For how much longer can Asia concede the strategic media narrative to the West?…

What We Truly Learned from the Great War and the Absurdity of Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day is not really about loss of life because the only way to hold those or any lives sacred is not to send them off to war…


The Rejection of Palestinian Self-Determination
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News Analysis

Mossad Targets Nuclear Engineers in Damascus: Report

Mossad has assassinated a team of five nuclear weapons specialists in Damascus, the leader of…

A Global House Of Cards

A Global House Of Cards

Washington’s ability to rig markets has allowed it to keep its economic house of cards…

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Essays

The Death Squad Dilemma: Counterinsurgency Policy and the Salvadoran Model

The Death Squad Dilemma: Counterinsurgency Policy and the Salvadoran Model

Scholars can take the lead and help guide the international community towards a world order in which death squads and genocide are the thing of the past.…

Concerning Features of an Apocalyptic Cult in the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)

ISIL meets some of the criteria for a cult, and this should affect how governments respond to focus on disruption of its recruitment practices.…

America’s Jihad

America’s Jihad

Among the tangled intricacies of the Middle East imbroglio a course was established to bring chaos to the region.…

The “ASEAN Way”: The Structural Underpinnings of Constructive Engagement

This essay describes the underpinnings of ASEAN's constructive engagement with Burma.…

Arts & Culture

Dirty Entanglements: Corruption, Crime, and Terrorism – Book Review

Dirty Entanglements has many truths disguised with many omissions.…

Editorial

Roger Cohen’s Racist Opposition to the Palestinian Right of Return

Roger Cohen’s Racist Opposition to the Palestinian Right of Return

New York Times columnist Roger Cohen this week made an openly racist argument against the Palestinian right of return, declaring his opposition to this goal of the…

North America

The United States Punishing Cuba

Here is how the annual vote in the UN General Assembly calling for an end to the US's embargo against Cuba has gone.…

South America

In Brazil, the World Cup Will Decide the Country’s Next President

In Brazil, the World Cup Will Decide the Country’s Next President

Dilma Rousseff's re-election bid depends on pushing for a smarter approach in curbing violence and should find inspiration in Panama’s success story.…

Europe

Russia invades Ukraine. Again. And again. And yet again … using Saddam’s WMD

The Ukrainian and US governments have been feeding us these scare stories for eight months now, without clear visual or other evidence.…

Asia

Russia invades Ukraine. Again. And again. And yet again … using Saddam’s WMD

The Ukrainian and US governments have been feeding us these scare stories for eight months now, without clear visual or other evidence.…

Africa

Namibia’s Presidential Election: A Chance to Open the Gate in Southern Africa

Namibia’s Presidential Election: A Chance to Open the Gate in Southern Africa

As the southern African region continues to face economic challenges, leaders must seek out international partnerships to build up capital to develop.…

Middle East

Talk of a Third Intifada: Where to from Here, Palestine?

Talk of a Third Intifada: Where to from Here, Palestine?

When a journalist like Thomas Friedman of the New York Times tries to do a historian’s job, the outcome can be quite interesting.…

Oceania

Film Review: John Pilger’s ‘Utopia’

Film Review: John Pilger’s ‘Utopia’

Utopia creates a picture of struggle and survival against the oppressive nature of a racist society. …