Category: Foreign Policy

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Noam Chomsky: Official: The US is a Leading Terrorist State

An international poll found that the United States is ranked far in the lead as “the biggest threat to world peace today,” far ahead of second-place Pakistan, with no one else even close

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Vijay Prashad: For clarity in Syria’s muddy politics

The integrity of the idea of humanitarian intervention by the West is threadbare.

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Glenn Greenwald: What ‘Democracy’ Really Means in U.S. and New York times Jargon: Latin American Edition

Just as the NYT did with the Venezuelan coup regime of 2002, the U.S. government hails the Egyptian coup regime as saviors of democracy

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William Blum: The Islamist State

You cannot destroy modern, relatively developed and educated societies, ripping apart the social, political, economic and legal fabric, torturing thousands, killing millions, and expect civilization and human decency to survive

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Paul Street: The Logical Bipartisan Insanity of Endless War

Such is the logic of endless imperial war, an Orwellian U.S. complex with a stark state-capitalist twist in the second decade of the 21st century

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Noam Chomsky: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Noam Chomsky speaks with Stefan Molyneux about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and how United States involvement has impacted peace talks

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Ramzy Baroud: The Missing Context: ‘Islamic State’ Sectarianism is Not Coincidental

While the US-led coalition can indeed inflect much damage on IS and eventually claim some sort of victory, they will ultimately exasperate the sectarian tension that will spill over to other Middle Eastern nations

William Astore: Investing in Junk Armies

Why American Efforts to Create Foreign Armies Fail

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Anthony Arnove: The “War of Terror” Decade

A look back at the 10 years since the September 11 attacks–and how politicians have used the tragedy

Peter Maass: Core Secrets: NSA Saboteurs in China and Germany

The National Security Agency has had agents in China, Germany, and South Korea working on programs that use “physical subversion” to infiltrate and compromise networks and devices

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