Category: War and Peace

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Kathy Kelly: See How We Live

An impossible gap exists between our demands for infinite security and the nightmare precarity suffered in those countries from which our wars rip that security away

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Hector Mondragon: The plan to Gaza-ify the Colombian Peace Process

Without understanding the problem of the concentration of land ownership, it is impossible to understand anything that has happened in the country in the past eighty years

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Andrew Cockburn: The New Red Scare

Reviving the art of threat inflation

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Ray McGovern: Petraeus Redux?

Does Trump need more data than the continuing bedlam in Iraq and Afghanistan to understand that one can earn a Princeton PhD by writing erudite-sounding drivel about “counterinsurgency” and still flunk war?

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Patrick Cockburn: Threats between Erdogan and the European Union ring hollow – they need each other

All sides are paying a price for letting the wars in Syria and Iraq go on for so long and doing so little to bring them to an end

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Juan Cole: Why Russia and Regime want all of Aleppo before Trump is sworn in

For many hard line Republicans like Michael Pompeo (CIA) and Michael Flynn (NSA), Iran is the next war over the horizon, and al-Assad is seen as a strategic asset to Iran

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Andrew J. Bacevich: Winning: Trump Loves to Do It, But American Generals Have Forgotten How

All signs indicate that, in one fashion or another, our combative next president will perpetuate the wars he’s inheriting

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Noam Chomsky: Superpower in war against Cuba for 50 years

“Castro’s shadow looms large because social and economic conditions throughout Latin America invite opposition to ruling authority and encourage agitation for radical change”

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Marjorie Cohn: Philippines’ Duterte Seeks Peace

In April 2016, Rodrigo Duterte won the Philippine presidential election by a landslide, with more than 6 million votes. He openly declared that he was the nation’s first Left president, calling himself a socialist but not a communist. So far, his regime has been controversial, to put it mildly. The U.S. press has focused on Read more…

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William D. Hartung: A Pentagon Rising

Is a Trump Presidency Good News for the Military-Industrial Complex?

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