Category: War and Peace
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
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
Reviving the art of threat inflation
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?
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
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
All signs indicate that, in one fashion or another, our combative next president will perpetuate the wars he’s inheriting
“Castro’s shadow looms large because social and economic conditions throughout Latin America invite opposition to ruling authority and encourage agitation for radical change”
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…
Is a Trump Presidency Good News for the Military-Industrial Complex?