Category: Foreign Policy

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Vijay Prashad: The U.S. Extends Its Military Reach Into Zambia

The U.S. military has 29 known military bases in 15 of the African countries

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Jack Rasmus: US Sanctions & Future American Economic Empre

US sanctions are not new and have been applied by the US in both recent history (Venezuela, Iran) and well prior (Japan 1937-45, Latin America, Africa)

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Murtaza Hussain: 9/11 Families Call on Biden to Confront Afghan Humanitarian Crisis

The United Nations now estimates that roughly half the population of Afghanistan is currently facing acute hunger

William Astore: Arsenal of Democracy or Simply an Arsenal?

The New Cold War Is Here to Stay, Until It Isn’t

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Mark Weisbrot: Biden’s Sanctions on Afghanistan

The economic sanctions imposed by the United States and its allies are causing widespread, severe hunger in this desperately poor country

Chris Gelardi: Biden Is Fine With Mass Civilian Death

The hoarding of Afghanistan’s foreign reserves is a striking example of the administration’s capacity for brutality

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Jake Johnson: Biden Considering Deploying Thousands of Troops to Eastern Europe

Anti-war commentators warned of an “exceedingly dangerous quagmire” in Ukraine if the U.S. ramps up its military presence in the region.

K.J. Noh: The U.S. Makes a Mockery of Treaties and International Law

The United States claims it is operating under a “rules-based order”—but the term is not the same international law recognized by the rest of the world. Rather, it is camouflage behind which American exceptionalism flourishes

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Jack Rasmus: Another Nail in the Coffin of American Democracy

After giving the ‘deep six’ to Biden’s Build Back Better bill last month, Democrat Senators Manchin & Sinema followed up with a coup d’ grace for Voting Rights too. Both desperately needed bills are now DOA

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Medea Benjamin: After a Year of Biden, Why Do We Still Have Trump’s Foreign Policy?

Tragically for America and the world, Biden has failed to restore Obama’s progressive initiatives, and has instead doubled down on many of Trump’s most dangerous and destabilizing policies

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