Category: Foreign Policy

Greg Gandin: The War to Start All Wars

The 25th Anniversary of the Forgotten Invasion of Panama

Joe Emersberger: Who is Isolated?

Media Fantasies about Obama’s Gesture Towards Cuba

David Swanson: No More Khirbet Khizehs

At some point “truth and reconciliation” is lies and reconciliation — the lies of pretending that the truth needed to be unearthed, that the crimes weren’t committed in the broad daylight of television spotlights

Vijay Prashad: Echoes of the Pink Tide

Apart from Cuba, the rest of the hemisphere had succumbed to U.S. dominion through the 20th century. With the “Pink Tide” that began with the election of Hugo Chávez in Venezuela in 1998, politics began to alter

Gareth Porter: How the CIA Covered Up Its Lie on Torture and bin Laden

The officials responsible for maintaining the fiction could not have anticipated that a former agency officer who knew the truth would ever speak out publicly and destroy what had appeared to be a successful cover-up

Ramzy Baroud: Whitewashing CIA Torture

“We are [not so] awesome” after all

Tom Engelhardt: The Senate Drone Report of 2019

Looking Back on Washington’s War on Terror

Patrick Kennelly: The Unspeakable in Afghanistan

If energies were focused on peacemaking, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding, perhaps people could acknowledge the reality of the situation and create a true transformation of the Afghan state

Tom Hayden: Why the US-Cuba Deal is a Victory for the Cuban Revolution

The hostile US policy, euphemistically known as “regime change,” has been thwarted

Zoltan Grossman: The War at Home Meets the Wars Abroad

Things will not always stay the same, and old patterns do not have to be repeated. If social movements remain brave and unpredictable, they can move mountains

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