Category: Foreign Policy

Richard Falk: Great Power Competition Is Escalating to Dangerous Levels

Great power competition has emerged as a key priority for U.S. foreign policy under the Biden administration. In fact, we may be already at the start of a new New Cold War

Medea Benjamin: The Emperor’s New Rules

We challenge President Biden and Secretary Blinken to prove us wrong by actually joining the rules-based order of the UN Charter and international law

Andrew J. Bacevich: Is There a Doctor in the House?

Biden the Bold vs. Joe the Timid

William Astore: Endless War Is A Feature of Our National Programming

On Pulling the Plug on the War Machine

Noam Chomsky: United States Withdraws From Afghanistan? Not Really

The U.S. will “withdraw,” but will also leave behind its assets to checkmate China and Russia. These geopolitical considerations eclipse any concern for the Afghan people

Patrick Cockburn: A Cold War Mindset

Focusing on injustices in just a few ‘bad’ nations is a dangerous game

Medea Benjamin: Biden’s Appeasement of Hawks and Neocons is Crippling His Diplomacy

For a president who promised a new era of American diplomacy, this has been a dreadful start

Brian Terrell: Biden’s Drone Wars

We must urgently demand a ban on the production, trade and use of weaponized drones and an end to military and police drone surveillance

David Swanson: The Brutes Haven’t All Been Exterminated

Assume that the people of Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, and Yemen are not people. Read news reports on the wars not ending. See if they don’t make a lot more sense that way.

Nicolas J.S. Davies: Denis Halliday: A Voice of Reason in an Insane World

Please Help ZNet       Denis Halliday is an exceptional figure in the world of diplomacy. In 1998, after a 34-year career with the United Nations—including as an Assistant Secretary-General and the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq—he resigned when the UN Security Council refused to lift sanctions against Iraq.   Halliday saw at first Read more…

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