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We may honorably disagree about how to resolve the crisis—but not about deeds that are rising to the level of war crimes.

Neocon think tanks get millions from wealthy donors, which they use to game the system, buy influence—and push for regime change.

Benjamin Netanyahu

By demonizing the Palestinian leadership, the Israeli prime minister raised expectations for a decisive victory and opened the door for attacks from the right.

Burning an American Flag

American military and corporate power have triumphed over all rivals—so why does the United States still struggle to impose its will on the world?

immigrant detention center

President Obama is showing little concern for international law, and none at all for Washington’s historic responsibility in Central America.

HIV billboard in Uganda

Despite the president’s promise to cut funding to discredited HIV and pregnancy prevention programs, taxpayer dollars are still bankrolling anti-gay, anti-choice conservative religious groups.

Our government has always justified its worst abuses of power—here and abroad—on the basis of “national security.”

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.

Blogs

Newt Gingrich says Palestinians are “an invented people.” But even if he were right, it wouldn’t negate their right to self-determination. 

December 12, 2011

Eric on Israel theocracy vs. diaspora democracy, and Alter-reviews.

December 8, 2011

Extreme Israel hawks are increasingly just another part of the right-wing coalition. 

November 21, 2011

 Obama administration lowers temperature over Iran nuclear issue, and it loses its top Middle East hawk.

November 11, 2011

Less than impressive were the GOP hopefuls on the world outside our borders. But, at least, less hawkish than might have been.

October 19, 2011

Why does the mainstream media assume that a Putin presidency would have a detrimental effect on both the Russian people and American diplomacy?

October 18, 2011

Al-Shabab is the direct product of America's short-sighted and invasive foreign policy and American involvement in Somalia has benefitted the radical groups it has set out to defeat.

October 5, 2011

While Rick Perry hails the president's authorization of the killing of two Americans in Yemen, Paul rejects “assassinating American citizens without charges.”

October 1, 2011

 Obama should make a deal with Pakistan, not threaten to bomb it.

September 26, 2011

The White House capitulates to the Israel Lobby and its GOP annex.

September 22, 2011