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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

 Eric on Heart and Paul Simon and Reed on the absurdity of the anger surrounding leaks.

June 15, 2012

How Obama's use of drones and indefinite detention seriously undermine our democracy. 

June 12, 2012

NATO is not doing enough to acknowledge and prevent civilian deaths in what’s still a “global war on terror.”

June 12, 2012

China and India are angling for an Afghan role.

June 7, 2012

The United States ought to back off.

June 1, 2012

The Ohio Representative and peace advocate talks about the NDAA, Iran and accountability for military disasters.

May 29, 2012

More than 10,000 complaints have been filed about abuses by the police and military since the coup, none of which have been addressed.

May 22, 2012

How US counterterrorism strategy in Yemen is actually counterproductive.

May 17, 2012

The unneeded crisis that almost derailed US-China relations.

May 9, 2012

What does the Chen Guangcheng story say about the United States?

May 7, 2012