Category: Foreign Policy

Calvin Cheung-Miaw: Trumpism’s Global Strategy

It twists, it turns, it bounces in unexpected directions. How do we make sense of Trump’s foreign policy? Is there a logic behind it or just a series of improvised presidential whims? In the past two years, we’ve seen a confusing mix of policy initiatives: threats of nuclear genocide against North Korea followed by a Read more…

Nicolas J.S. Davies: The Hidden Structure of U.S. Empire

This self-reinforcing vicious circle endangers us all, not least those of us who live at the heart of this corrupt and ultimately self-destructive empire

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Marjorie Cohn: Notorious CIA-Backed Units Will Remain in Afghanistan

Politicians and pundits alike have roundly criticized Donald Trump for stating he will pull our troops out of Syria and cut US forces in Afghanistan by half. James Mattis immediately resigned as secretary of defense, writing in a letter to Trump, “you have the right to have a Secretary of Defense whose views are better Read more…

Nicolas J.S. Davies: The Hidden Structure of U.S. Empire

A self-reinforcing vicious circle endangers us all, not least those of us who live at the heart of this corrupt and ultimately self-destructive empire

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David Swanson: Isolationism or Imperialism?

You Really Can’t Imagine a Third Possibility

Sheldon Richman: Trumps Foreign Policy War on Americans

Trump’s foreign policy is nothing but inimical to individual liberty, peace, long-term prosperity, and the right of Americans and others to pursue their private lives beyond the reach of meddlesome rulers

Gregory Shupak: A ‘Regime’ Is a Government at Odds With the US Empire

Calling a government a “regime” suggests a lack of legitimacy, with the implication that its ousting (by whatever means) would serve humanitarian and democratic ends

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Phyllis Bennis: A Bold Foreign Policy Platform

Socialists and other progressives are running for office on strong domestic programs. Here’s how their foreign policy platform can be just as strong.

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John Feffer: The War Before the Iran War

Division in the ranks of the conservative movement is a critical sign that a war with Iran isn’t inevitable

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Noam Chomsky: Survival of Organized Human Life at Risk

Humans beings, right now, this generation, for the first time in history, have to ask, “Will human life survive?”

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