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Libyan rebels

The US plan to create another armed group to inject into Libya’s fractious sea of competing militias is going forward—and is fraught with peril.

US Army

If you want to know what US forces are doing in Africa, it helps to be connected to a large engineering or construction firm looking for business.

Israel

Many Israelis, Netanyahu included, were never serious about seeking a two-state solution in the peace negotiations.

Paul Singer

Paul Singer is one of the Republican Party’s most effective fundraisers—and a leading proponent of using military force against Tehran. 

Malaysia flight

Behind the scrim of the familiar and the empty, there lies a new, unnerving age that no one cares to focus on. 

Putin and Obama

In the name of ‘democracy,’ the West has unrelentingly moved its military, political and economic power ever closer to post-Soviet Russia.

BP spill

Senior politicians in both parties have become so intoxicated by the idea of an American surge in energy production that they have lost their senses.

Special Forces

The officers running secret operations there have been calling Africa "the battlefield of tomorrow, today." 

Bellicose posturing could lead to disaster. The only way out is through diplomacy.

Blogs

The rhetoric was lovely, but the president’s speech on Libya was a bumbling affair in which he kept referencing the fact that he took the country to war without properly consulting Congress.

March 28, 2011

It's time to resolve the disconnect between public opinion and government policy towards Afghanistan.

March 23, 2011

In El Salvador, Barack Obama pays tribute to Oscar Romero.

March 23, 2011

Obama's Afghanistan adviser backs new report on peace talks.

March 23, 2011

Obama, in Chile, celebrates Latin American democracy while telling Chileans to not cling to the past.

March 22, 2011

The conflict between regime change and the mission to "protect civilians."

March 22, 2011

Obama asks for Brazil’s help in solving US domestic problems, but offers little in return.

March 21, 2011

Even if a war is considered "just," even if it is launched under the auspices of the UN, US military interventions should be debated and approved by Congress before they are launched.

March 20, 2011

The White House posted a photo of Obama huddling with his national security team.

March 20, 2011

US has failed to keep Aristide from returning to Haiti.  Expected to arrive tonight, he already has received a death threat—from a major candidate in this Sunday’s presidential runoff election.

March 18, 2011