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The United States’ current conflicts abroad are “1 percent wars”—remote, imperial wars of choice in which 99 percent of Americans have no stake.
From now on, the primary focus of American military strategy will not be counterterrorism, but the containment of an economically booming China— at whatever risk or cost.
HIGH SCHOOL FINALIST: With today’s weapons technology, danger can proliferate with much greater destructive force than our Founding Fathers could have ever anticipated. Dealing with these threats requires tremendous international cooperation.
Was there an alternative course of action for the United States that could have prevented the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks?
The protesters who have filled the streets of Arab cities for months now are demanding democracy and open government, and an end to the corruption and brutal humiliations of autocracy.
While the US funds democratic reform projects in the post-Mubarak age, Egyptians are mistrustful of American meddling in their domestic affairs.
Why is it that shelters known to be toxic are acceptable for Haitians but not Americans?
Despite a veneer of red cross assistance and earthquake relief volunteers, it seems that a new cold war is developing in Haiti, this time between the north and south of the western hemisphere.
A 2005 cable obtained by WikiLeaks predicted that the Haitian government was "unprepared to handle a natural disaster of any magnitude."
Despite all the post-earthquake promises, just a fraction of the aid pledged has actually been delivered.
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