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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.…

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.…

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.…

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.…

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.…

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 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.…

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……

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.…

Days of Darkness, Sparks of Hope

Around the world we have seen unlikely political alliances that are working to fight for a better future.…

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