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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.…

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

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

Five Things That We Can Learn from Somalia

If the U.S., without regional support, is going to intervene unilaterally in order to destroy or defeat IS, it better have a plan for what comes next.…

Vietnam Replay

As a proud draft dodger, who deplores the crimes committed by US policy and the US military, I simply must ask:. How long must this go on? …

The West is Legitimizing Daesh Propaganda

Every public use of the term IS, ISIS or ISIL, particularly when stated in full, serves to give credibility to this extremist organization.…

The Lie Machine: Washington’s ‘Trade Partnerships’ Agenda

The Lie Machine: Washington’s ‘Trade Partnerships’ Agenda

If these faux “trade agreements” go through, Europe and Asia will also be ruled by American corporations. …

Ebola Update

Ebola Update

The government has got away with so much that I cannot imagine anything that the government could not get away with.…

Questioning Sweden’s ‘Bold’ Diplomatic Initiative

Questioning Sweden’s ‘Bold’ Diplomatic Initiative

The Swedish Prime Minister, Stefan Lofven, has indicated the intention of the Swedish government to recognize Palestinian statehood. …

It’s Not Too Late to Save Syria’s Cultural Heritage

Syria's cultural heritage is threatened by war, but it is not too late to take decisive action to protect it.…

Again the Peace Prize Not for Peace

Again the Peace Prize Not for Peace

While good work in other areas can contribute to peace, it is unlikely to do so in the absence of recognition of work directly aimed at abolishing war. …

‘For want of a Pink Parade, Crimea was lost’

‘For want of a Pink Parade, Crimea was lost’

Did President Obama’s gay rights obsession lead to a redrawing of international borders? If so, it must be a first in history. But let’s revisit the facts……

BRICS: Extra Serving of Highways, But Hold the Diabetes

BRICS: Extra Serving of Highways, But Hold the Diabetes

Investment is needed in health programs that can lower future rates of NCDs and hence make BRICS citizens more productive with healthier, longer lives.…

A Government for the People by the People: Defeating ISIL with an Inclusive Central Iraqi Government

What is the best strategy to degrade and destroy ISIL? The answer to this question is to stop ISIL where it began, in Iraq.…

The US Has More Sanctions against Russia than Against Ebola

The US Has More Sanctions against Russia than Against Ebola

What our incompetent public officials have arranged is screening that will quarantine people who have caught a cold but fail to catch those carrying Ebola.…

Did Israel Commit Genocide in Gaza?

Did Israel Commit Genocide in Gaza?

In a special session of the Russell Tribunal, Israel’s Operation Protective Edge was critically scrutinized from the perspective of international law.…

Jammu & Kashmir: The Dotted Line and the Blotted History

For Kashmiris, the Line of Control is a symbol of state interference in social life.…

The Token Palestinian and Authentic Narrative: Nothing About Us Without Us

The Token Palestinian and Authentic Narrative: Nothing About Us Without Us

Palestinians are largely excluded from shaping their own discourse, or are used as convenient fodder in someone else’s. …

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