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Washington always imagines it can control combustible situations abroad. It can’t. And it won’t.

Kerry and el-Sissi

The conviction of three Al Jazeera journalists yesterday underscored the hypocrisy of US support for Egypt’s General Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

Iraqi Oil Refinery

Once again, the media fails to address the issue underlying much of the violence in Iraq—control over its most precious resource.

Iraqi Funeral

In 2003, Bush and friends dreamed up a jihadi Iraq with deep ties to al-Qaeda. Now, their convenient nightmare is becoming a deadly reality.

Bush

Former president Bush is to blame for the present crisis in Iraq—along with decades of murder, lies and imperial aggression.

The presidential run-off this weekend and talks with the FARC are obscuring horrific violence in places like Buenaventura—and US multinationals are deeply implicated.

Vietnam

In fifty years of nearly nonstop American warfare, we’ve learned little and achieved less.

Mohammad Javad Zarif

The key “evidence” of an Iranian nuclear weapons program comes via the MEK, a cult-like terrorist group—and was likely produced by Israel.

Sisi Hazem

Its ‘generosity’ toward Cairo notwithstanding, Washington has been reduced to the role of a helpless bystander.

UKIP

Labour has to lead the case for a modern, multicultural society that needs the skills of migrants to compete in the global economy. 

Blogs

Don't expect anything to change at the Department of Defense in 2012.

July 24, 2012

The kleptocratic kingdom has long backed the Brothers.

July 13, 2012

Violence is rising, but the United States knows little or nothing about what’s really happening.

July 9, 2012

White House tells defense contractors not to worry themselves about spending cuts.

July 2, 2012

Often below the radar, some activists are organizing against the Obama administration’s drone policy.

June 27, 2012

Obama needs to put an end to NATO’s warmongering on Syria, or this will get a lot uglier, fast.

June 27, 2012

It’s a high-stakes poker game over the future of Bashar Assad.

June 19, 2012

Mitt believes he has the authority to attack Iran without Congressional approval.

June 19, 2012

The “kill list” is different—and it may present the most important test of human rights principles in the Obama era.

June 18, 2012