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The catastrophic effects of the air war against Serbia subvert the Clinton Administration's declared humanitarian intentions.

The world is a bleak canvas, all black and white, with only some grays "so that the black and the white [don't] bump into each other so hard." The gods are quarrelsome and bored.

President Clinton's address attempting to justify--after the fact--the US-led NATO bombing of Serbia should set off alarms.

Whoever does not fight at Kosovo...

May nothing bear fruit that his hand sows.

     --Serb epic

President Clinton's decision to use military force against the Serbs was not simply a calculated response to Slobodan Milosevic's intransigence.

The present lull in the fighting between Eritrea and Ethiopia may lead to a shift in their bitterly fought contest to the negotiating table, but an end to hostilities between two of the poorest

Henry Kissinger, realpolitiker nonpareil, never gave a damn about human rights.

The continuing American bombing of Iraq has drawn attention away from the international debate over economic sanctions against Baghdad and their toll on the Iraqi people.

The recent release of the report of the Historical Clarification Commission in Guatemala has injected new energy into a process that has been faltering since the signing of the December 1996 peac

The best day's work that Lenin ever did was to publish the secret treaties that the Bolsheviks found in the archives of the czarist regime.

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Jeremy Scahill says secret documents reveal Blackwater's relationships with multinational corporations like Monsanto and Chevron, as well as to foreign governments.

September 20, 2010

 More and more, as the economic crisis continues and unemployment stays high, many politicians, labor officials and economists want to blame China and worse, take it out on China by punishing Beijing with sanctions, tariffs and other measures, even at the risk of trade war. What the United States needs to do instead is to create a domestic industrial policy to revive manufacturing, tax the rich, strengthen education and job training, and other measures to revive American decline. One country that has done a lot of that already is Germany.

September 19, 2010

Reuel Gerecht and Mark Dubowitz of the Foundation of Defense for Democracies want Obama to confront China and Russia over doing business with Iran. Robert Dreyfuss argues that sanctions won't work.

September 17, 2010

In different ways, both the neocons and the unions are demanding that the Obama administration take strong action to punish, isolate and sanction China.

September 15, 2010

A former Cheney aide Michael Waltz blasts Obama at a New America Foundation forum, following the Foundation's recent internal disagreement over the war in Afghanistan.
 

September 14, 2010

McChrystal is identified in The Tillman Story (and earlier in various news probes) as a willing participant in the cover-up of how the soldier died.

September 10, 2010

Will the "Team B"–style approach open the debate over the Afghan war, in which the establishment has largely closed ranks in support of a failing strategy?

September 10, 2010

Newest pieces, women complaining about the attention given to Jonathan Franzen, some book and DVD recommendations and the latest mail.

September 9, 2010