Category: Foreign Policy

Sonali Kolhatkar: 14 Years of US-Led Death and Destruction in Afghanistan

The U.S. has “accidentally” bombed weddings and civilian convoys, and then dismissed human casualties as “collateral damage”

Noam Chomsky: The economic war on Latin America

Does the US foreign policy shift in relations toward Cuba indicate a change in regional goals, or does it signal new strategy to advance the same old objectives?

Robert Weissman: Consumer Groups Slam the TPP as 12 Nations Agree to Trade Accord

The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations reached an agreement Monday on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Juan Cole: No, Donald Trump, Mideast wouldn’t be more Stable under Saddam & other Dictators

Donald Trump alleged this weekend that “of course” the Middle East would be more stable if dictators like Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi were still around or if Bashar al-Assad could be restored in Syria. The mistake Mr. Trump is making is to think ahistorically, that is, to think as though societies do not change Read more…

Kathy Kelly: 22 People Killed by US Airstrike on Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan

The U.S. has long shown itself the most formidable warlord fighting in Afghanistan, setting an example of brute force that frightens

Juan Cole: Deal with Saudis? Why does the US care if Russia bombs al-Qaeda and its Allies in Syria?

The fact is that the United States has bombed the Support Front/ al-Qaeda on several occasions, itself, so it is odd to criticize Russia for that

David Swanson: Hillary Offers Syria a Libyan-Iraqi-Style Paradise

The United States still dreams of overthrowing Assad on the cheap without a massive U.S. occupation, and without bombing quite the whole country

Alexander Main: The Latin America WikiLeaks Files

US diplomatic cables reveal a coordinated assault against Latin America’s left-wing governments

Juan Cole: The Final Collapse of Bush’s Nation-Building: Kunduz falls to Taliban

On Monday, the Taliban swept into the provincial capital of Kunduz, taking it in half a day from a large and well-equipped Afghan National Army force. Tuesday’s riposte had only mixed success, with the ANA saying it had taken back the (no-empty) prison. An attempt to take back the airport failed, and when the Taliban Read more…

Tom Engelhardt: Three Exceptional Facts About America

It’s Safe to Be Paranoid in the U.S.

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