Category: Foreign Policy

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Edward S. Herman: Political and Moral Disarray

In short, in the 2016 presidential election the U.S. citizenry did not have an effective choice of a candidate who would turn away from the permanent war system and corporate welfare state; that is, one who had any chance of winning

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Neve Gordon: Israel’s New Friends

Progressive voices have tried for years to counter the insidious conflation of criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism

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Patrick Cockburn: Trump’s dangerous team of crackpots will spread corruption and start new wars in the Middle East

Foreign policy advisor John Bolton proposes carving out a Sunni state in northern Iraq and eastern Syria. As a recipe for deepening the conflict in the region, it could scarcely be bettered

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Phyllis Bennis: None of Trump’s Foreign Policy Appointments Match Campaign Rhetoric

Trump’s language of opposition to regime change and interventions is not represented by the appointment of his vice president or any of his cabinet picks

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Conn Hallinan: Spiraling Into Permanent War

Targeted assassinations by drones, the use of torture, extra-legal renditions, and the invasions of several Muslim countries have combined to yield an unmitigated disaster

Mattea Kramer: On the Road With Our American Selves

Or How to Feel Like a Jerk in Mombasa

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Brian Terrell: A Visit to Russia for “Life Extension” of the Planet

We must honor these friendships through active resistance to the arrogance and exceptionalism that might lead the U.S. to a war that could destroy us all

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Patrick Cockburn: What Will Trump’s Foreign Policy Mean for the World?

Interview on Donald Trump to the efficacy and civilian toll of the Mosul offensive

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Juan Cole: Will Trump do a deal with Iran or try to Overthrow its Government?

One area of urgent cooperation between a Trump administration and Iran will be putting Iraq back together again

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John Feffer: Hillary Clinton and the Neocons

Veteran GOP foreign policy hawks are flocking to Hillary Clinton. Is it callow opportunism, or a major realignment?

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