Tag: foreign policy
Nick Turse: The Outpost That Doesn’t Exist in the Country You Can’t LocateNovember 2014
A base camp, an authoritarian regime, and the future of U.S. blowback in Africa.
David Vine: The Bases of War in the Middle EastNovember 2014
From Carter to the Islamic State, 35 years of building bases and sowing disaster in the Middle East
Michael Klare: Obama’s New Oil WarsOctober 2014
Washington wields the oil weapon.
Avi Asher-Schapiro: Obama’s Elephant GunSeptember 2014
Is the US attacking ISIS to avoid looking the fool?
Lou Dubose: Neocons Wrong AgainAugust 2014
For Iraq War architects like William Kristol, the answer is always "war without an end."
Tom Engelhardt: Who Won Iraq?June 2014
Lost dreams, lost armies, jihadi states, and the arc of instability.
Jeff Gerth: All the Things Hillary Clinton’s Book Doesn’t Say About IraqJune 2014
In Hard Choices the former secretary of state ignores or glosses over key aspects of her record on Iraq.
Richard Falk: Why The Peace Talks Collapsed and Should Not Be ResumedMay 2014
The United States' double role in Israel-Palestinian negotiations.
Richard Falk: Debating Syria and UkraineMarch 2014
Over-reliance on ideology could prevent addressing human tragedies in Syria and Ukraine.
Nick Turse: Misremembering America’s Wars, 2003-2053February 2014
After enough time, who still actually cares?
Tom Engelhardt: The American Way of MannersDecember 2013
Move over, Dear Abby. Colonel Manners answers your questions on the etiquette of war, nuclear threats, and civilian surveillance.
Bob Dreyfuss: A Field Guide to Losing Friends, Influencing No One, and Alienating the Middle EastNovember 2013
Don’t think for a second that Washington’s ineffectiveness stops with the ongoing Syrian fiasco.
Peter Van Buren: Ramblin’ ManNovember 2013
John Kerry is a figure of his times (and that's not a good thing).
Andrew Bacevich: Isolationism, Always and EverywhereOctober 2013
A long history of isolationism at The New York Times.
Andrew J. Bacevich: The Hill to the Rescue on Syria?September 2013
Congress has an opportunity to debate and reconsider decades of foreign policy, but don't get your hopes up about it.
Nick Turse: The Pivot to AfricaSeptember 2013
On the startling size, scope, and growth of U.S. military operations on the African continent.
Richard Falk: Geopolitical Winds Blow in China’s DirectionJuly 2013
With intervention out of favor, American foreign policy is returning to “the great game” of great power politics.
Ben Rawlence: A Signal of Hope for CongoMarch 2013
There’s a framework for peace in Congo, and if Rwanda will stop interfering, it just might work.
Peter Van Buren: Mission UnaccomplishedMarch 2013
Why the invasion of Iraq was the single worst foreign policy decision in American history.
Noam Chomsky: The Paranoia of the Superrich and SuperpowerfulFebruary 2013
Washington’s dilemma on a 'lost' planet.
Michael Klare: Powder Keg in the PacificJanuary 2013
Will China-Japan-U.S. tensions in the Pacific ignite a conflict and sink the global economy?
William J. Astore: Sucking Up to Military BrassNovember 2012
Generals who run amuck, politicians who could care less, an “embedded” media...and us.
Jeremiah Goulka: The Dogs of War Are BarkingNovember 2012
Would a President Mitt Romney be primed for military action in Iran?
Peter Van Buren: Don’t Ask and Don’t TellOctober 2012
During the next two presidential debates, some important foreign policy questions won't be asked.
Mattea Kramer: Tough Talk for AmericaOctober 2012
A guide to the presidential debates you won't be hearing.
Tom Engelhardt: The Military SolutionJuly 2012
A process of militarization is working its way through all facets of American government, and it's not likely to stop any time soon.
Laura Seay: Old Ideas for the New AfricaJune 2012
Obama's "new" Africa policy prioritizes security over democracy. But the continent is changing rapidly, and U.S. policy needs to adapt--here's why.
Michael T. Klare: Is Barack Obama Morphing Into Dick Cheney?June 2012
President Obama's approach to energy policy is surprisingly close Dick Cheney's. What this tells us about America's new nationalism.
Dilip Hiro: Taking Uncle Sam for a RideApril 2012
Dilip Hiro describes how the Pakistani government has outmaneuvered Washington to the tune of several billion dollars.
Juan Cole: Why Washington’s Iran Policy Could Lead to Global DisasterApril 2012
The U.S. is pursuing serious multilateral sanctions against Iran, and this isn't the first time.
Live Webcast: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Speaks at Asia SocietyFebruary 2011
|Tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. EST, Hillary Clinton will deliver the inaugural Richard C. Holbrooke Address on U.S. relations with Afghanistan and Pakistan at the Asia Society, honoring the former Asia Society Chairman who was President Obama’s envoy to the Af/Pak region.|
Chomsky Half FullNovember 2009
The controversial critic of U.S. foreign policy discusses his forthcoming book, the hypocrisy of neoliberalism, where he feels hopeful about democracy despite U.S. terrorism, and his friendship—okay, passing acquaintance—with Hugo Chavez and other “pink tide” presidents.