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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.…

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. …

Rethinking Conspiracy

Rethinking Conspiracy

Some people have a psychological need to protect themselves from unpleasant realities and do so by labeling others as conspiracy nuts.…

Line-of-Control Skirmish Is Modi’s First Test

Modi has already shown exemplary leadership, contrary to the politically-motivated and illogical criticism launched at him by opposition parties.…

Economic Consequences of the Eurasian Economic Union

Economic Consequences of the Eurasian Economic Union

Armenia’s participation in the EEU pales in comparison to the potential economic benefits of a peaceful settlement to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.…

Modi and the Military

India’s military is probably not unhappy with the election of a conservative government to power in Delhi.…

Bury the Bomb Before It Buries Us

Bury the Bomb Before It Buries Us

President Obama has committed the US to spend a staggering trillion dollars over 30 years to develop and possess a state of the art nuclear killing machine.…

Britain’s Real Promise to Israel; “Symbolic” Vote on Palestine

Britain’s Real Promise to Israel; “Symbolic” Vote on Palestine

The UK's non-binding vote on recognition of Palestine matters because it remains a member of the ever-shrinking club of Israel’s staunch supporters.…

We Are All Still Colonizers: Americans’ Inextricable Relationship with Israel’s Colonialism

We Are All Still Colonizers: Americans’ Inextricable Relationship with Israel’s Colonialism

Americans must take stock in their inextricable relationship to Israel's colonialism in Palestine.…

Oslo is dead! Long live Oslo! The UK House of Commons Supports Diplomatic Recognition of Palestine

Oslo is dead! Long live Oslo! The UK House of Commons Supports Diplomatic Recognition of Palestine

Since the latest Gaza war there have been two developments of lasting significance.…

Syria: Avoidable Humanitarian Crisis at Lebanon Border Crossing

Among the many reasons Lebanon should immediately desist targeting Syrian and Palestinian refugees is it's pushing many toward supporting rebel groups.…

Obama Fights Ebola with a Czar and Soldiers

Obama Fights Ebola with a Czar and Soldiers

Little wonder Ebola conspiracy theories are spreading faster than Ebola. …

Al Franken, the Liberal’s Darling

Al Franken, the Liberal’s Darling

As his de facto support for the Iraq war illustrates, Al Franken's is the mind of an American liberal in all its beautiful mushiness.…

The Berlin Wall – Another Cold War Myth

The Berlin Wall – Another Cold War Myth

Nov. 9 will mark the 25th anniversary of the tearing down of the Berlin Wall, and we can expect all the Cold War clichés about how the wall came to…

The Islamist State

ISIS is a product of US policy. You cannot destroy modern, relatively developed and educated societies and expect civilization and human decency to survive.…

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.…

Book Review: ‘The Hidden Hand: A Brief History of the CIA’

This reasonably well-written work on the history of the CIA self-destructs in the very last paragraph.…

Putin Speaks: Hope that Washington Hears

Putin Speaks: Hope that Washington Hears

Vladimir Putin reminds Obama that sowing discord between nuclear powers can undermine strategic security.…

The Missing Context: ‘Islamic State’ Sectarianism is Not Coincidental

While the US can inflict much damage on IS, they will ultimately exasperate the sectarian tension that will spill over to other Middle Eastern states.…

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