Category: War and Peace

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Medea Benjamin: Hagel’s Departure Should Open Debate on Obama’s Wars

The talk about resetting President Obama’s security team is misplaced; we should be focusing instead on resetting his bellicose policies

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Tom Engelhardt: What If It Weren’t Us?

For a moment, do your best to suspend disbelief and imagine that there’s another superpower that, between 2001 and 2003, launched two major wars in the Greater Middle East

Dr. Hakim: ‘A More Expansive Mission’ in Afghanistan?

President Obama has authorized ‘a more expansive mission for the military in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned’

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Andrew J. Bacevich: Malarkey on the Potomac

Five Bedrock Washington Assumptions That Are Hot Air

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Kathy Kelly: Obama Extends War in Afghanistan

President Obama signed an order, kept secret until now, to authorize continuation of the Afghan war for at least another year

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Taylan Tosun: Peace Process in Turkey: Where Are We Now?

About two years ago, the Turkish government and PKK, declared a cease-fire and expressed their willingness to solve the Kurdish question

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Jack Rasmus: Ukraine Crisis Deepens

Ukraine’s real economy and its citizens suffer severely as a result, with all indications that the economic crisis there will get worse, perhaps much worse, before it ever begins to get better

Alex Doherty: ‘We just weren’t in the real world…’

War continues in Afghanistan, and the Taliban are in a relatively good state

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Patrick Cockburn: Isis: Islamic militants have army of 200,000, claims senior Kurdish leader

CIA has hugely underestimated the number of jihadis, who now rule an area the size of Britain

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William Blum: Russia invades Ukraine. Again. And again

We do have representative government. The question is: Who does our government represent?

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