Category: Foreign Policy

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Ramzy Baroud: From Nice to the Middle East: The Only Way to Challenge ISIS

For many western commentators and politicians it is much easier – let alone safer – to discuss ISIS within impractical contexts, for example, Islam, than to take moral responsibility

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John Pilger: A Preview of The Coming War on China

Interview on China, Okinawa, and U.S. policy in Asia

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Richard Falk: An Unlikely AMEXIT: Pivoting Away from the Middle East

The Case for Disengagement A few years ago Barack Obama made much of an American pivot to East Asia, a recognition of China’s emergence and regional assertiveness, and the related claim that the American role in Asia-Pacific should be treated as a prime strategic interest that China needed to be made to respect. The shift Read more…

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Rebecca Gordon: The Trojan Drone

An Illegal Military Strategy Disguised as Technological Advance

Douglas Gillison: The Network

Leaked Data Reveals How the U.S. Trains Vast Numbers of Foreign Soldiers and Police With Little Oversight

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Murtaza Hussain: After Nice, Don’t Give ISIS What It’s Asking For

Not much is yet known about Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, the 31-year-old man French police say is responsible for a horrific act of mass murder last night in the southern city of Nice. In the wake of the killings, French President Francois Hollande has denounced the attack as “Islamist terrorism” linked to the militant group the Islamic State. Supporters of ISIS online Read more…

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David Swanson: U.S. Drone Program Proves Counterproductive on Own Terms

Al-muslimi said that when his neighbors think of America, they think of “the terror they feel from the drones that hover over their heads ready to fire missiles at any time

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Paul Street: Dirty Obama Secrets: From Warsaw to Dallas and Baton Rouge

A dirty little secret about candidate Obama was that he was a stealth agent of anti-Black U.S. societal racism. He brilliantly absolved the nation of its racist sins, past and present

William Astore: We Are The Empire

Of U.S. Military Interventions, Alien Disaster Movies, and Star Wars

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Juan Cole: Is Kerry Right? Are Freemen of Syria and Army of Islam Radical Terrorists?

Josh Rogin of the Washington Post caused a stir by noticing something Secretary of State John Kerry said at Aspen last month. Kerry slammed Syrian al-Qaeda (Nusra Front) and Daesh (ISIS, ISIL), then said, “There are a couple of subgroups underneath the two designated — Daesh and Jabhat al-Nusra — Jaysh al-Islam, Ahrar al-Sham particularly Read more…

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