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Ireland's struggle to extricate itself from the British Empire contributed early and disproportionately to the political vocabulary of the twentieth century: colonial domination and guerrilla res

After the Battle in Seattle one thing is certain: The next WTO confab will be held somewhere like Singapore or Jakarta.

It is remarkable to what extent almost anything having to do with the Middle East in this country--be it political, cultural, historical or even personal--is permeated by the triumphalist vision

When the Clinton Administration privatized the United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC) last year, critics warned that the new company would seek to back out of a historic but unprofitable dea


Walden Bello, author of Dark Victory: The United States and Global Poverty (Food First), is executive director of the Bangkok-b

The thousands of demonstrators who will greet the World Trade Organization delegates in Seattle on November 30 will have many voices but one message: The attempt to write a constitution for the g

Somewhere amid the dancing sea turtles and bustling WTO bureaucrats, the angry anarchists and the Al Gore entourage, the striking steelworkers and the billionaires in town to sip cocktails with B

The World Trade Organization imposes obligations on state and local governments that limit their ability to protect consumers, establish environmental standards and undertake economic stimulus in


Israel's clumsy attack on a Turkish aid flotilla for Gaza has now backfired completely. Will Obama push Netanyahu harder? They meet July 6.

June 21, 2010

Indictments, investigations and scandals have not stopped the State Department from giving Blackwater another $120 million contract for "diplomatic security" in Afghanistan.

June 19, 2010

Now we know that President Obama secured a pledge from the generals that they would either turn over the war to the Afghans by 2011 or get out. Will Congress hold the president to that deadline?

June 17, 2010

David Cameron apologized for the killings of "Bloody Sunday" after 38 years. How long will it take for an apology for other state killings? 

June 16, 2010

Appropriations Committee chair David Obey says he will withhold action on supplemental spending request until action is taken to meet domestic needs.

June 16, 2010

Wisconsin Democratic Party urges Congress to oppose President Obama's  request for "emergency" supplemetal spending to expand occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan.

June 15, 2010

In the market for a private army? Jeremy Scahill says you can probably buy Blackwater from Erik Prince for cheap.

June 15, 2010

The war in Afghanistan might cost the United States a trillion dollars. Now we find out that it's worth it: Afghanistan has a trillion dollars worth of mineral wealth under its soil.

June 15, 2010

With Blackwater's top deputies indicted on federal charges and the company up for sale, rumors are swirling that Prince is preparing to bolt to a country with no extradition treaty with the US.

June 15, 2010

It is not often that a candidate in a tight US Senate race says something significant about the Middle East peace process—or the lack of a process. Pennsylvania Democrat Joe Sestak has done so, with a call for the US to act as a "respected ally to serve as an independent 'honest broker.' "

June 14, 2010