Category: War and Peace

Marjorie Cohn: Threatening Iran

There is another glaring difference between the situations in Iran and North Korea. While Iran does not have nuclear weapons, North Korea does. That is North Korea’s insurance policy against U.S. military aggression

Maya Evans: Marching for Peace

As the “war on terror” generation comes of age, their status quo is perpetual war, a complete brainwashing that war is inevitable

Juan Cole: World’s Worst Famine in a Century could Claim 13 Million

Yemen is a country of some 29 million persons, but over a third of them are at risk of starvation if Saudi and UAE bombing campaigns continue

David Swanson: Humanitarian Bombs

One should not sell bombs to a government that abuses human rights, which means murders a man without using one of the bombs. If Saudi Arabia had murdered a man using a bomb, it would be fine to sell Saudi Arabia more bombs. But Saudi Arabia murdered with a non-bomb weapon, and so shouldn’t have Read more…

Patrick Cockburn: Saudi Atrocities in Yemen

The lack of international protests over the war in Yemen, and the involvement of the US and UK as allies of Saudi Arabia and UAE, helps explain one of the mysteries of the Khashoggi disappearance

Jeff Cohen: Few Democrats Offer Alternatives to War-Weary Voters

Democrats often denounce the GOP for immoral and extremist domestic policies favoring the powerful. But the party’s failure to challenge such foreign policies is a moral and political tragedy

Conn Hallinan: The Syrian Chess Board

So the devil is still very much at work in a war that has lasted more than seven years, claimed up to 500,000 lives, displaced millions of people, destabilized an already fragile Middle East, and is far from over

Tharanga Yakupitiyage: Without Food Security, There Is No Peace

Though the task of tackling conflict-based hunger is not easy, the solutions are there. What is now required is commitment and collective action

Vijay Prashad: The U.S. Military is Strangling the Planet

The overreach of the U.S. military provides incentive for it to treat every conflict as a potential war

Noam Chomsky: The State of the Empire

Interview on the Trump Presidency, the Defeat of the U.S. in Afghanistan, Syria’s Civil War, Yemen, Venezuela, and the Agenda of Vladimir Putin and Russia

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