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"Arafat gave in to our pressure," was Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's typically self-promoting response to the PLO's recent decision not to declare a Palestinian state on May 4, the d

It is imperative to focus on the essential reason Americans must unequivocally oppose the US-led NATO bombing of Yugoslavia.

March 28: SECURITY (I)

At moments, I wonder whether we've left America.

If Bill Clinton finds time to look up from the debacle of NATO's bombing of Serbia, he will find that Protestant holdouts in Northern Ireland are on the verge of denying him the only legitimate f

I still kick myself for not having saved the short story I wrote for composition class in seventh grade in which I described how the Russians took over my small suburban community.

Liberals in the Democratic Party should withdraw their support for the Kosovo war. So should the Democratic Party.

Every now and then it really happens. A "military spokesman" emerges to prove that Joseph Heller was a realist, and Catch-22 a work of reportorial integrity.

Thanks principally to the reports of Barton Gellman in the Washington Post since last October, we know that US intelligence services fatally misused the United Nations Special Commission

Iraq is out of the news, mostly, except for the occasional report of a missile fired from a US jet flying over it on patrol. And Maj. Scott Ritter is off the air.

The war against Serbia is the Banquo's ghost of NATO's fiftieth-anniversary celebration in Washington.

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Former president says: “The United States wants Mubarak to stay in power, but the people have decided.” Obama should be listening to Carter and others who understand the Middle East.

January 31, 2011

The Egyptian opposition leader debunked hyped intelligence that led the US into war in Iraq. It's no surprise that war cheerleaders are now attacking him again.

January 31, 2011

It’s a genuine grassroots movement, fed by Facebook, that includes students, workers, intellectuals, Islamists and nationalists.

January 31, 2011

Who needs the 60 Minutes interview with Julian Assange when you can just read my new book, "The Age of WikiLeaks," and revisit Stephen Colbert's interview with Assange? 

January 31, 2011

While Obama and Clinton chose their words regarding protests in Egypt too carefully—and Biden just gets it wrong—the Minnesota Congressman argues for bolder support of democracy.

January 29, 2011

Mubarak names head of intelligence as “vice president.”

January 29, 2011

This has not been a good week for the Obama administration, at least with regard to the revolt in Egypt. First, Obama failed to mention the globally watched uprising in his State of the Union Address. Then Biden declared of Mubarak: "I would not refer to him as a dictator."

January 28, 2011

As protests roil Cairo, the Egyptian government is spending big money on Washington lobbyists to help with military assistance and an image makeover.

January 28, 2011

Is Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's reign coming to an end?

January 28, 2011

Gay Ugandan activist David Kato was beaten to death earlier this week. Now it’s Brenda Namigadde, a Ugandan lesbian whose immigration status in Britain is unresolved, with a bull's-eye on her back.

January 28, 2011