Category: Foreign Policy

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Noam Chomsky: The Costs of Violence

The global war on terror sledgehammer strategy has spread jihadi terror from a tiny corner of Afghanistan to much of the world, from Africa through the Levant and South Asia to Southeast Asia. It has also incited attacks in Europe and the United States. The invasion of Iraq made a substantial contribution to this process, much as intelligence agencies had predicted

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Edward S. Herman: Foreign Engagement v. Aggression

The United States has been intervening and fighting wars abroad almost continuously since World War II. This has involved frequent aggressions, using standard definitions of the word, with many of them extremely destructive. But these cannot be designated “aggression” in our well-honed propaganda system

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Joanne Landy: The Foreign Policies of Sanders, Trump, and Clinton: America and the World In 2016 and Beyond

A U.S. government that carried out a different foreign policy based on principles of democracy and social and economic justice could indeed come about only through a “political revolution”

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Noam Chomsky: US Elections and Who Rules the World

AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman. Our guest for the hour, Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned political dissident, linguist, author, professor emeritus of linguistics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His latest book, Who Rules the World? So, that’s an interesting question for 2016, since the president of Read more…

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Gary Olson: C.I.A. Seeks to “Keep Fear Alive”

According to C.I.A. director John Brennan, the quota for creating new ISIS recruits is falling behind, and “this threatens an ominous and even crippling ’enemy vacuum’ for the United States.” Even though U.S. drone strikes continue to kill scores of innocent people, not enough of their relatives are seeking revenge by becoming suicide bombers, hence Read more…

George Katsiaficas: Thank You Barack Obama for Showing Us That Peace is War

In this upside-down world, Obama is seen as a man of peace, while the Black Panthers are remembered as violent

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Tom Engelhardt: Washington’s Military Addiction

And The Ruins Still to Come

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David Swanson: Seymour Hersh Erases Public’s Role on Syria

We once again owe the great reporter Seymour Hersh a serious debt for his reporting, in this case for his London Review of Books articles on President Barack Obama’s war making, now published as a book called The Killing of Osama bin Laden. Despite the title, three of the four articles are about Syria. But Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: The Costs of Violence

Masters of Mankind (Part 2)

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Conn Hallinan: Baiting The Bear: NATO and Russia

From Moscow’s point of view, the U.S. is continuing to spread its network of anti-missile systems in Europe and Asia, which the Russians see as a threat

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