Category: Foreign Policy

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Cyril Mychalejko: Central American ‘Springs’ Foregone

Democracy in the region has continuously been deemed a threat by Washington, so much so that state terror has been used to crush it

Sam Husseini: Lousy Food, Small Servings — Sanders Foreign Policy: Backing Saudi Intervention

Sanders doesn’t seem to take money from Lockheed Martin — though he’s backed their F-35, slated to be based in Vermont — but his stance on Saudi Arabia must bring a smile to the faces of bigwigs there

Dan Glazebrook: Purging Al-Qaeda: The Assassination of Nasir al-Wuhayshi

Given the West’s strategy of co-opting sectarian militias as proxy armies for its coming wars against Libya and Syria at this time, it was clear which of these men would be best suited for resurrecting the old “jihadi”-imperialist alliance. It is no coincidence, then, that just as these wars began to get underway, Bin Laden was taken out and his organization effectively handed over to Zawahiri

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David Swanson: Which U.S. Senators Really Want War on Iran — An Update

This is an update to “Which U.S. Senators Want War on Iran.”I’ve found there isn’t really any way to touch on this topic without misunderstanding, but here’s a try. Iran has never had a nuclear weapons program or threatened to launch a war against the U.S. or Israel. Many opponents of the Iran deal in Read more…

Joris Leverink: US shows its real face in choosing Turkey over the Kurds

In its choice of allies in the battle against IS, the US is showing that defeating the jihadists might in fact not be its number one priority

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Ray McGovern: Propaganda, Intelligence and MH-17

During a recent interview, I was asked to express my conclusions about the July 17, 2014 shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine, prompting me to take another hard look at Official Washington’s dubious claims – pointing the finger of blame at eastern Ukrainian rebels and Moscow – based on shaky evidence regarding who Read more…

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Bill Fletcher: The Philippines: Invisible Neo-Colony

The ongoing repression and wars in the Philippines would be unsustainable were it not for the direct involvement of the United States

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Phyllis Bennis: Don’t Sit Tight: Congress Can Still Tank the Iran Deal

Supporters of diplomacy over war must make our voices heard over the din of nay-saying interest groups with deep pockets

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Norman Solomon: Bernie Sanders should stop ducking foreign policy

Sanders should make clear how he currently differs — or agrees — with Clinton on key aspects of war policies, foreign affairs and the military-industrial complex

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Gareth Porter: Obama’s Promoting Iran Agreement with One Hand Tied Behind Back

Supporters of the Iran agreement are hurting their own efforts to uphold it and to avoid war by promoting the lie that Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons

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